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There are 7 ways to get from Nisí Kárpathos to Istanbul by car ferry, ferry, bus, train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry, Catamaran, bus, train  •  21h

  1. Take the car ferry from Karpathos to Rhodos
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rhodes to Marmaris
  3. Take the bus from Marmaris to Gebze
  4. Take the train from Gebze to Yenikapi

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  26h 36m

  1. Take the ferry from Karpathos to Kos Bsf
  2. Take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  3. Take the bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari

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Ferry, Catamaran, bus  •  23h 7m

  1. Take the ferry from Karpathos to Rhodes Bsf
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rhodes to Marmaris
  3. Take the bus from Marmaris to Istanbul

Car ferry, bus  •  24h 14m

  1. Take the car ferry from Karpathos to Rhodos
  2. Take the car ferry from Rhodes to Marmaris
  3. Take the bus from Akyaka to Istanbul

Car ferry, Catamaran, drive  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the car ferry from Karpathos to Rhodos
  2. Take the Catamaran from Rhodes to Marmaris
  3. Drive from Marmaris to Istanbul

Fly from Karpathos  •  8h 31m

  1. Fly from Karpathos (AOK) to Istanbul (IST) AOK - IST

Car ferry, ferry to Dalaman, fly  •  11h 44m

  1. Take the car ferry from Karpathos to Rhodos
  2. Take the ferry from Rhodos to Fethiye
  3. Fly from Dalaman (DLM) to Istanbul (IST) DLM - IST

Karpathos (AOK) to Istanbul (IST) flights

17 Weekly Planes
7h 17m Average Duration
1.650 ₺ Cheapest Price
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Greece → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from Greece

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Greece

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from Greece

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, returning to Greece from Turkey is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nisí Kárpathos to Istanbul is to car ferry and Catamaran and bus and train which costs €70 - €130 and takes 21h.

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The fastest way to get from Nisí Kárpathos to Istanbul is to fly. Taking this option will cost €100 - €250 and takes 8h 31m.

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The distance between Nisí Kárpathos and Istanbul is 622 km.

The best way to get from Nisí Kárpathos to Istanbul without a car is to car ferry and Catamaran and bus and train which takes 21h and costs €70 - €130.

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It takes approximately 21h to get from Nisí Kárpathos to Istanbul, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Karpathos Airport to Istanbul Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Olympic Air, Austrian Airlines, Neos and four other airlines offer flights from Karpathos Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 1.500 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Nisí Kárpathos to Karpathos Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Nisí Kárpathos to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 621.8 km
  • Duration: 21h

What companies run services between Nisí Kárpathos, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

Olympic Air, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Karpathos to Istanbul twice daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Karpathos to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Karpathos to Istanbul via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Karpathos to Istanbul via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Flights from Dalaman to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Karpathos to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Karpathos to Istanbul via Santorini, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Marmaris to Gebze
Ave. Duration
10h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 300 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Marmaris to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 420 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 330 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Email
kamilkoc@kamilkoc.com.tr
Website
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Marmaris to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Akyaka to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 160 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Ferry operators
Anek - Superfast
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Karpathos to Rhodos
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
330 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
Anek - Superfast
Economy
330 ₺ - 460 ₺
Airplane-type seats
340 ₺ - 480 ₺
2 beds - outside cabin
900 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Rhodes to Marmaris
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
677 ₺
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
372 ₺
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Karpathos to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
860 ₺ - 920 ₺
2 Bed Inside Cabin
1.000 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Economy
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
4 Bed Outside Cabin
850 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
2 Bed Lux Cabin
1.200 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Ferry from Karpathos to Kos
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
930 ₺ - 990 ₺
2 Bed Inside Cabin
1.100 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Economy
600 ₺ - 800 ₺
4 Bed Outside Cabin
1.000 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
2 Bed Lux Cabin
1.300 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Skymarine
Phone
+302241304030
Email
info@sky-marine.gr
Website
12fd.gr
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
423 ₺
Website
Skymarine
Tuana Maritime
Phone
+90 252 612 42 42
Email
info@tuanamaritime.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Rhodos to Fethiye
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
847 ₺
Schedules at
facebook.com

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