There are 8 ways to get from Patras to Istanbul by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  15 h 7 min

$76 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus Kamil Koc  •  20 h 24 min

$42 - $72

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  23 h 48 min

  1. 600

$91 - $124

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. 663.4 miles

$160 - $230

Bus, train to Athens, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 32 min

  1. ATH - IST

$61 - $202

Bus, train to Athens, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 58 min

  1. ATH - SAW

$74 - $267

Bus, train to Thessaloniki, fly to Istanbul  •  12 h 26 min

  1. SKG - IST

$119 - $263

Bus, train to Athens, fly to Kutahya  •  12 h 39 min

  1. ATH - KZR

$95 - $296

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

You can take a bus from Patras to Istanbul via Lamia, Istanbul Otogar, and Otogar in around 15 h 7 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Athens to Kutahya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Lianokladi to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$17 - $22
First Class
$21 - $28
Train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $60
Train from Kiáto to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Lamia to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patras to Kiáto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Seymen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Patras and Istanbul is 690 km. The road distance is 1061 km.

The cheapest way to get from Patras to Istanbul is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 20 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Patras to Istanbul is to bus and train and fly which takes 8 h 32 min and costs 50€ - 180€.

It takes approximately 15 h 7 min to get from Patras to Istanbul, including transfers.