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

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Fly to Istanbul  •  2h 36m

  1. Fly from Pristina (PRN) to Istanbul (IST) PRN - IST

829 ₺ - 1.624 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus #2  •  23h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Prishtine to Istanbul

241 ₺ - 475 ₺

5 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Pristina (PRN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) PRN - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

440 ₺ - 602 ₺

Bus  •  15h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Priština to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

261 ₺ - 362 ₺

Bus via Niš  •  16h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Pristina to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Istanbul

Train, bus, night train  •  20h 22m

  1. Take the train from Pristina to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  3. Take the night train from Sofia to Halkali

254 ₺ - 380 ₺

Drive  •  8h 56m

  1. Drive from Pristina to Istanbul 839.8 km

850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺

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Last updated: December 1 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Pristina to Istanbul is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 15h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Pristina to Istanbul is to fly which costs $100 - $210 and takes 2h 36m.

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The distance between Pristina and Istanbul is 670 km. The road distance is 839.8 km.

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The best way to get from Pristina to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 15h 14m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Pristina to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Pristina to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2h 36m and costs $100 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 15h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Pristina Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Pristina. It is currently 7:29 AM in Pristina and 9:29 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Pristina to Istanbul is 840 km. It takes approximately 8h 56m to drive from Pristina to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Pristina Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 670.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

What companies run services between Pristina, Kosovo and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Pristina to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pristina to Istanbul via Skopje, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 15h 14m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Pristina to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Pristina to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420 ₺ - 600 ₺
Train operators
Trainkos
Phone
038 534 – 814
Email
info@trainkos.com
Website
trainkos.com
Train from Pristina to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 40 ₺
Schedules at
trainkos.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Priština to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 160 ₺
Schedules at
ms.mk
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 290 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Prishtine to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 480 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Adio Turs
Phone
+383 38 522 422
Website
adio-sp.com
Bus from Pristina to Niš
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
adio-sp.com
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Niš to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
151 ₺
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola
Phone
+389 47 231 192
Website
transkop.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
151 ₺
Schedules at
transkop.mk
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