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

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Bus Crazy Holidays  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Istanbul Otogar

$76 - $103

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Bus Kamil Koc  •  20 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Athens
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar

$39 - $67

4 alternative options

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Patras to Istanbul 663.4 miles

$160 - $230

Bus, train to Athens, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ATH - IST

$71 - $225

Bus, train to Athens, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Kato Acharnai
  3. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ATH - SAW

$83 - $289

Bus, train to Thessaloniki, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Patras to Lamia
  2. Take the train from Lianokladi to Thessaloniki
  3. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SKG - IST

$116 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Patras to Istanbul is to bus which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 20 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Patras to Istanbul is to bus and train and fly which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Patras and Istanbul is 690 km. The road distance is 1061.5 km.

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The best way to get from Patras to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 8 min and costs 65€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 15 h 8 min to get from Patras to Istanbul, including transfers.

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

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Patras. It is currently 7:23 AM in Patras and 8:23 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Patras to Istanbul is 1061 km. It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to drive from Patras to Istanbul.

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Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2245+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Patras to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 431.3 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 8 min

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 8 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Athens to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
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 Kiato to Kato Acharnai
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$7 - $9
First Class
$8 - $11
Train from Lianokladi to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$16 - $22
First Class
$20 - $27
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
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
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr

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