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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 Ataturk  •  2h 30m

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

$39 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  27h 14m

  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

$35 - $41

4 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  3h 50m

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

$36 - $129

Car ferry, bus, train  •  17h 56m

  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
  4. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$44 - $53

Car ferry, bus  •  21h 59m

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

$39 - $47

Car ferry, drive  •  15h 49m

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

$157 - $229

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nicosia to Istanbul is to bus and car ferry which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 27h 14m.

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

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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 17h 56m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Nicosia to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Ercan Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Nicosia. It is currently 8:16 PM in Nicosia and 9:16 PM in Istanbul.

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

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nicosia to Ercan Airport is to drive which takes 24m 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: 2h 30m

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

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

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
3h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $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
4h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tasucu to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
North Cyprus Company
Website
northcyprusonline.com
Bus from Nicosia to Famagusta
Ave. Duration
1h
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
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
akgunlerbilet.com
Cyprus Turkish Shipping Company
Website
kibrisdeniz.net
Car ferry from Famagusta to Mersin
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
kibrisdeniz.net

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