There are 8 ways to get from Safranbolu to Istanbul by bus, 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  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Safranbolu to Istanbul

$14 - $18

7 alternative options

Bus MetroTurizm  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Karabuk to Samandira Tesis

$25 - $38

Bus via Yenicaga  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Karabuk to Yenicaga
  2. Take the bus from Yeniçağa to Gebze
  3. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$32 - $46

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Safranbolu to Istanbul 258.4 miles

$50 - $80

Bus to Ankara, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Safranbolu to Ankara
  2. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Istanbul (IST) ESB - IST

$41 - $268

Bus to Kastamonu, fly to Istanbul  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Safranbolu to Kastamonu
  2. Fly from Kastamonu (KFS) to Istanbul (IST) KFS - IST

$87 - $302

Bus to Ankara, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Safranbolu to Ankara
  2. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ESB - SAW

$27 - $68

Bus to Kastamonu, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Safranbolu to Kastamonu
  2. Fly from Kastamonu (KFS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) KFS - SAW

$55 - $137

What companies run services between Safranbolu, Turkey and Istanbul, Turkey?

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Safranbolu to Istanbul every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $550
Flights from Kastamonu to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Ankara to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ankara to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Flights from Kastamonu to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Safranbolu to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Yeniçağa to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Safranbolu to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Safranbolu to Kastamonu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Karabuk to Samandira Tesis
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Karabuk to Yenicaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Safranbolu to Istanbul?

The distance between Safranbolu and Istanbul is 315 km. The road distance is 413 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Safranbolu to Istanbul?

The cheapest way to get from Safranbolu to Istanbul is to bus which costs 55 ₺ - 75 ₺ and takes 7 h 9 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Safranbolu to Istanbul?

The quickest way to get from Safranbolu to Istanbul is to drive which takes 4 h 31 min and costs 210 ₺ - 320 ₺.

How long does it take to get from Safranbolu to Istanbul?

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Safranbolu to Istanbul, including transfers.