There are 5 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. ECN - IST

$39 - $135

Cheapest option

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  3 h 55 min

  1. ECN - SAW

$37 - $130

3 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, train  •  17 h 31 min

  1. Yht

$52 - $63

Bus, car ferry  •  26 h 35 min

$41 - $49

Car ferry, drive  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Sea bus

$162 - $234

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

AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines fly from Nicosia to Istanbul every 2 hours.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Ercan to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Saturday
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
Flights from Ercan to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 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
$7 - $10
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Tasucu to Konya
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Mersin to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
$29
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
$23
Schedules at
kibrisdeniz.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nicosia and Istanbul is 755 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nicosia to Istanbul is to bus and car ferry which costs 35€ - 45€ and takes 26 h 35 min.

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

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