There are 4 ways to get from Rafina to Istanbul by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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

Fly to Istanbul  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Istanbul (IST) ATH - IST

$43 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar

$24 - $49

2 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ATH - SAW

$55 - $250

Drive, car ferry  •  19 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Rafina to Laurio
  2. Take the car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
  3. Drive from Kavala to Istanbul

$173 - $246

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The cheapest way to get from Rafina to Istanbul is to bus which costs 20€ - 45€ and takes 19 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rafina to Istanbul is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Rafina and Istanbul is 539 km.

The best way to get from Rafina to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 22 min and costs 20€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Rafina to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Rafina to Istanbul is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs 35€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 45€ and takes 19 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Rafina. It is currently 12:57 PM in Rafina and 12:57 PM in Istanbul.

Map of how to get from Rafina to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 336.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between Rafina, Attica, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air fly from Rafina to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, Kamil Koc operates a bus from Rafina to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $35 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
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
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Istanbul
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
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
Ferry operators
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Laurio to Kavala
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$100 - $140
Business
$139

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