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There are 7 ways to get from Serbia to Istanbul by bus, plane, train, night train 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.

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Line 65 bus, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 65 bus from Spanskih boraca to Brankov most
  2. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BEG - IST

$59 - $227

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Bus Metro Plus  •  17 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Beograd to Pirot
  2. Take the bus from Pirot to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$37 - $76

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BEG - SAW

$86 - $1,111

Bus Ozlem Tours  •  21 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
  2. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul

$52 - $86

Train, bus  •  23 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

$61 - $156

Train, night train  •  22 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Beograd centar to Niš 790
  2. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  3. Take the train from Dragoman to Nadezha
  4. Take the night train from Sofia to Halkali

$38 - $64

Drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Belgrade to Istanbul 591.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Serbia to Istanbul is to bus which costs RSD 3700 - RSD 8000 and takes 17 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Serbia to Istanbul is to line 65 bus and fly which costs RSD 6000 - RSD 24000 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Serbia to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Beograd and arriving at Istanbul via Pirot and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 23 min.

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The distance between Serbia and Istanbul is 771 km. The road distance is 947.1 km.

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The best way to get from Serbia to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 23 min and costs RSD 3700 - RSD 8000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Serbia to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Serbia to Istanbul bus services, operated by Blenda Tours, depart from Beograd station.

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The best way to get from Serbia to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 38 min and costs RSD 8500 - RSD 120000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RSD 3700 - RSD 8000 and takes 17 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Belgrade Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Serbia to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Serbia to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 481.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

What companies run services between Serbia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Pegasus Airlines flies from New Belgrade to Istanbul once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Belgrade to Istanbul via Pirot and Sofia in around 17 h 23 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Belgrade to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $650
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Beograd centar to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dragoman to Nadezha
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Bus Plus
Phone
+381 (11) 7155 155
Email
info@busplus.rs
Website
www2.busplus.rs
Bus from Spanskih boraca to Brankov most
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
redovivoznje.com
Blenda Tours
Phone
+(381)(10)346969
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Beograd to Pirot
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
pks.rs
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Pirot to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Pirot to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Benko Tours 92
Phone
+(381)(20)311833
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
benkotours92.com
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Serbia. It is currently 10:32 PM in Serbia and 11:32 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Serbia to Istanbul is 947 km. It takes approximately 9 h 25 min to drive from Serbia to Istanbul.

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AtlasGlobal, Air Serbia, Tarom and two other airlines offer flights from Belgrade Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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