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There are 7 ways to get from Serbia to Istanbul by bus, plane, night bus, 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  •  5h 25m

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

$57 - $216

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Bus Ozlem Tours  •  21h 40m

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

$53 - $87

5 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6h 50m

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

$86 - $1,105

Bus, night bus  •  17h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Train Station Belgrade - Varna
  2. Take the night bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari Sofia - Istanbul

$59 - $81

Bus Karat-S  •  17h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Train Station Belgrade - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul

$76 - $120

Bus, night train  •  20h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
  2. Take the night train from Sofia to Çerkezköy
  3. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$64 - $89

Drive  •  9h 25m

  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 and night bus which costs RSD 6000 - RSD 8500 and takes 17h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Serbia to Istanbul is to line 65 bus and fly which costs RSD 5500 - RSD 23000 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Serbia station to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Belgrad Central Bus Station and arriving at Istanbul via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 14m.

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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 and night bus which takes 17h 13m and costs RSD 6000 - RSD 8500.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Serbia to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Serbia to Istanbul bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Belgrad Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Serbia to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6h 50m and costs RSD 8500 - RSD 120000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RSD 7500 - RSD 13000 and takes 17h 14m.

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

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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: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Serbia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Pegasus Airlines flies from New Belgrade to Istanbul 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Belgrade to Istanbul via Plovdiv Central Train Station and Plovdiv in around 17h 14m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Belgrade to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Bus Plus
Phone
+381 (11) 7155 155
Email
info@busplus.rs
Website
www2.busplus.rs
Bus from Spanskih boraca to Zeleni venac
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
redovivoznje.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Karat-S
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Plovdiv Central Train Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Sandžaktrans AD Novi Pazar
Phone
+381 20318354
Email
sandzaktrans@kavim-serbia.rs
Website
sandzaktrans.rs
Bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sandzaktrans.rs
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Benko Tours 92
Phone
+(381)(20)311833
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
benkotours92.com
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
20h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Serbia. It is currently 6:42 AM in Serbia and 8:42 AM in Istanbul.

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

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AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Belgrade Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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