There are 4 ways to get from Piraeus to Istanbul by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ATH - IST

$64 - $213

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Bus  •  18 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar

$18 - $43

2 alternative options

Train, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Piraeus to Athens International Airport
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ATH - SAW

$76 - $277

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Piraeus to Istanbul 685 miles

$160 - $240

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The distance between Piraeus and Istanbul is 569 km. The road distance is 1096 km.

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The best way to get from Piraeus to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Piraeus 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 20 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Piraeus. It is currently 4:54 AM in Piraeus and 4:54 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Piraeus to Istanbul is 1096 km. It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to drive from Piraeus 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 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Piraeus to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 355.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

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

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Piraeus to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $40 and the journey takes 16 h 10 min. Crazy Holidays also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
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 Piraeus to Athens International Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr

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