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There are 8 ways to get from Samos to Turkey by ferry, bus, car ferry, plane or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
  2. Take the bus from Kusadası to Istanbul Otogari

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Ferry, bus via Kuşadası

  1. Take the ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
  2. Take the bus from Kuşadası to Istanbul

Ferry, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Vathy Samou to Mytilene
  2. Take the car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
  3. Take the bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari

Ferry, fly to Antalya

  1. Take the ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
  2. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Antalya (AYT)

Ferry, fly to Adana

  1. Take the ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
  2. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Adana (ADA)

Ferry, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
  2. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Istanbul (IST)

Ferry, fly to Ankara

  1. Take the ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
  2. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Ankara (ESB)

Ferry, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, train

  1. Take the ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
  2. Fly from Izmir (ADB) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
  3. Take the train from Tersane to Yenikapi
Greece → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from Greece

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Greece

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Greece
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, South Africa and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from Greece

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Turkey is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Turkey is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Turkey is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Greece from Turkey.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Turkish Embassy.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Samos to Turkey is to ferry and bus via Kuşadası, which costs €6 - €45 and takes 13h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Samos to Turkey is to ferry and fly which costs €16 - €90 and takes 6h 1m.

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The distance between Samos and Turkey is 713 km.

The best way to get from Samos to Turkey without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 13h 17m and costs €6 - €45.

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It takes approximately 13h 17m to get from Samos to Turkey, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Izmir Airport to Antalya Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Turkey is 1h ahead of Samos. It is currently 2:49 AM in Samos and 3:49 AM in Turkey.

TUI Airlines Netherlands and SunExpress offer flights from Izmir Airport to Antalya Airport.

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Map of how to get from Samos to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 712.8 km
  • Duration: 13h 17m

What companies run services between Samos, Greece and Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Samos to Turkey. However, you can take the ferry to Kuşadası, take the walk to Kusadası, take the bus to Istanbul Otogari, take the walk to Otogar, then take the Metro to Aksaray. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Samos to Istanbul via Kuşadası, Kuşadası, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 13h 22m.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Izmir to Adana
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Adana via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Adana via Ercan
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
320 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 700 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360 ₺ - 750 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
360 ₺ - 750 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 700 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Izmir to Adana via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 750 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 750 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Ankara
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370 ₺ - 650 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370 ₺ - 650 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 800 ₺
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Izmir to Antalya
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 800 ₺
Flights from Izmir to Adana
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
350 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
TUI Airlines Netherlands
Website
tui.nl
Flights from Izmir to Antalya
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kusadası to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Ayvalik to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Email
kamilkoc@kamilkoc.com.tr
Website
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Kuşadası to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 ₺ - 140 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Kuşadası to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95 ₺ - 140 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Bus from Ayvalık to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
flixbus.com.tr
Ferry operators
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Vathy to Kuşadası
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
0 ₺ - 390 ₺
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult
388 ₺
Child
194 ₺
Infant
0 ₺
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Vathy, Samos to Kusadasis
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
420 ₺ - 550 ₺
Schedules at
meandertravel.com
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Vathy Samou to Mytilene
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
490 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
800 ₺ - 850 ₺
2 Bed Inside Cabin
950 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Economy
490 ₺ - 650 ₺
4 Bed Outside Cabin
800 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
2 Bed Lux Cabin
1.100 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Jalem Tur
Phone
0545 783 50 61
Email
info@jalemtur.com
Website
jalemtur.com
Car ferry from Mitilini to Ayvalık
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90 ₺
Schedules at
jalemtur.com

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