There are 5 ways to get from Santorini to Istanbul by plane, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Santorini (JTR) to Istanbul (IST) JTR - IST

$109 - $412

Cheapest option

Car ferry, ferry, bus  •  21 h 42 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Kos
  2. Take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum
  3. Take the bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari

$80 - $166

3 alternative options

Catamaran, bus  •  20 h 56 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus Seajet 2
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar

$138 - $186

Car ferry, bus  •  31 h 56 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar

Car ferry, Catamaran, drive  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Kos
  2. Take the Catamaran from Kos to Bodrum
  3. Drive from Bodrum to Istanbul

$147 - $261

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santorini to Istanbul is to car ferry and ferry and bus which costs 70€ - 150€ and takes 21 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santorini to Istanbul is to fly which costs 95€ - 370€ and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Santorini and Istanbul is 595 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Santorini to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Ryanair, Ellinair, Sky Express and three other airlines offer flights from Santorini Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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Map of how to get from Santorini to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 372 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Mesariá to Istanbul hourly.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Santorini to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Santorini to Istanbul via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Santorini to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Santorini to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Santorini to Istanbul via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
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 - $75
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Bodrum to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bodrum Ferryboat
Website
bodrumferryboat.com
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
bodrumferryboat.com
Zante Ferries
Phone
(+30) 210 4100211
Website
zanteferries.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
zanteferries.gr
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Kos to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines

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