There are 6 ways to get from Nicosia to Istanbul by plane, car ferry, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Ercan (ECN) to Istanbul (IST) ECN - IST

$39 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  26 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Nicosia to Famagusta
  2. Take the car ferry from Famagusta to Mersin
  3. Take the bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogar

$31 - $37

4 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Ercan (ECN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ECN - SAW

$36 - $129

Car ferry, bus, train  •  17 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kyrenia to Taşucu
  2. Take the bus from Tasucu to Konya
  3. Take the train from Konya to Gebze Yht
  4. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$39 - $49

Car ferry, bus  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kyrenia to Taşucu Sea bus
  2. Take the bus from Tasucu to Istanbul Otogari

$36 - $43

Car ferry, drive  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kyrenia to Taşucu Sea bus
  2. Drive from Taşucu to Istanbul

$155 - $227

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nicosia to Istanbul is to bus and car ferry which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 26 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nicosia to Istanbul is to fly which costs 30€ - 120€ and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Nicosia and Istanbul is 755 km.

The best way to get from Nicosia to Istanbul without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 17 h 51 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Nicosia to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Ercan Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Nicosia. It is currently 1:23 AM in Nicosia and 1:23 AM in Istanbul.

AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ercan Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 2315+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nicosia to Ercan Airport is to drive which takes 24 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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Map of how to get from Nicosia to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 472 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Nicosia, Cyprus and Istanbul, Turkey?

AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines fly from Nicosia to Istanbul every 3 hours.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Konya to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tasucu to Konya
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tasucu to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
North Cyprus Company
Website
northcyprusonline.com
Bus from Nicosia to Famagusta
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
northcyprusonline.com
Ferry operators
Akgunler Denizcilik
Website
akgunlerbilet.com
Car ferry from Kyrenia to Taşucu
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
akgunlerbilet.com
Cyprus Turkish Shipping Company
Website
kibrisdeniz.net
Car ferry from Famagusta to Mersin
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
kibrisdeniz.net

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