There are 6 ways to get from Sarandë to Istanbul by car, plane, ferry, car ferry, bus 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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Drive, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Sarandë to Ioannina
  2. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Istanbul (IST) IOA - IST

$71 - $283

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Bus Alpar Turizm  •  27 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sarandë to Ohrid
  2. Take the bus from Ohrid to Istanbul

$55 - $99

4 alternative options

Flying Dolphin, car ferry, bus  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the Flying Dolphin from Sarandë to Corfu
  2. Take the car ferry from Corfu to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Otogar

$84 - $127

Drive, bus, train  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Sarandë to Ioannina
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
  4. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Dikaia
  5. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$106 - $147

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  27 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Sarandë to Bitola
  2. Take the bus from Bitola to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

$60 - $128

Drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Sarandë to Istanbul 594 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Sarandë to Istanbul is to bus which costs $50 - $100 and takes 27 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sarandë to Istanbul is to drive and fly which costs $70 - $290 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Sarandë and Istanbul is 767 km. The road distance is 950.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sarandë to Istanbul without a car is to Flying Dolphin and car ferry and bus which takes 19 h 22 min and costs $80 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from Sarandë to Istanbul, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Ioannina Airport to Istanbul Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Sarandë. It is currently 5:32 AM in Sarandë and 6:32 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Sarandë to Istanbul is 950 km. It takes approximately 11 h 17 min to drive from Sarandë to Istanbul.

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Aegean Airlines, Sky Express , Olympic Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ioannina Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 2315+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sarandë to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 479.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

What companies run services between Sarandë, Albania and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Sarandë to Istanbul via Ohrid, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 27 h 10 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ioannina to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Dikaia
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$10 - $14
First Class
$13 - $17
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ohrid to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Sarandë to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $55
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Sarandë to Bitola
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Bus from Bitola to Skopje
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
adgaleb.com.mk
Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola
Phone
+389 47 231 192
Website
transkop.mk
Bus from Bitola to Skopje
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
transkop.mk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk
Ferry operators
Ionian Seaways
Phone
+30 26610 38690
Website
ionianseaways.com
Ferry from Sarandë to Corfu
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
ionianseaways.com
Ionion Lines
Phone
0030 2661081808
Email
reservation@ionionlines.eu
Website
ionionlines.eu
Car ferry from Corfu to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ionionlines.eu
Passenger
$11 - $12
Vehicle
$44 - $48
Corfu Ferries
Phone
+302665021000
Email
oscartrv@otenet.gr
Website
corfuferries.gr
Car ferry from Corfu to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $13
Schedules at
corfuferries.gr

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