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There are 7 ways to get from Mytilene to Istanbul by car ferry, bus, taxi or plane

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Car ferry, bus  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Ayvalık
  2. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari

255 ₺ - 305 ₺

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Car ferry, bus via Orhangazi  •  10h 24m

  1. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Ayvalık
  2. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Orhangazi
  3. Take the bus from Orhangazi to Istanbul Otogari

255 ₺ - 345 ₺

Car ferry, bus via Burhaniye  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Ayvalık
  2. Take the bus from Burhaniye to Istanbul

295 ₺ - 350 ₺

Car ferry, taxi  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Ayvalık
  2. Take a taxi from Ayvalık to Istanbul

1.071 ₺ - 1.271 ₺

Fly Mytilini to Istanbul Ataturk  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Mytilini (MJT) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) MJT - IST

720 ₺ - 2.372 ₺

Car ferry, bus to Edremit, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Ayvalık
  2. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Burhaniye
  3. Fly from Edremit (EDO) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) EDO - SAW

372 ₺ - 777 ₺

Car ferry to Edremit, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the car ferry from Mytilene to Ayvalık
  2. Fly from Edremit (EDO) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) EDO - IST

514 ₺ - 843 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mytilene to Istanbul is to car ferry and bus which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 10h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Mytilene to Istanbul is to fly which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 4h 3m.

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The distance between Mytilene and Istanbul is 294 km.

The best way to get from Mytilene to Istanbul without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 10h 16m and costs 29€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 10h 16m to get from Mytilene to Istanbul, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Mytilini Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Aegean Airlines, Sky Express , Olympic Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Mytilini Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2015+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Mytilene to Mytilini Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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Map of how to get from Mytilene to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 294 km
  • Duration: 10h 16m

What companies run services between Mytilene, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

Olympic Air, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Mytilene to Istanbul 4 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Mytilini to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Flights from Edremit to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Edremit to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 470 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Mytilini to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Flights from Mytilini to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Edremit to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 390 ₺
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Ayvalik to Orhangazi
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 100 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Orhangazi to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25 ₺ - 70 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Ayvalik to Burhaniye
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12 ₺ - 18 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Burhaniye to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 120 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
Turyol
Website
turyolonline.com
Car ferry from Mytilene to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
171 ₺
Schedules at
turyolonline.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ayvalık to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Taksi Ayvalık
Phone
+90 537 959 86 22
Ayvalık Taksi
Phone
+90 539 443 40 15

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