There are 8 ways to get from Serres to Istanbul by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Serres to Xanthi
  2. Take the bus from Xanthi to Istanbul

$33 - $61

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Train, bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Serres to Alexandroupoli Port Θεσσαλονίκη - Αλεξανδρούπολη Λιμάνι
  2. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari

$24 - $36

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Bus KTEL Rodopis  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Serres to Komotini
  2. Take the bus from Komotini to Istanbul

$37 - $44

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Serres to Kavala
  2. Take the bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogar

$67 - $98

Train  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Serres to Alexandroupoli Port
  2. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Dikaia
  3. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$44 - $60

Drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Serres to Istanbul 345.9 miles

$80 - $120

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Serres to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Istanbul (IST) SKG - IST

$87 - $225

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Serres to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Istanbul (IST) SOF - IST

$79 - $215

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The cheapest way to get from Serres to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Serres to Istanbul is to bus and fly which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Serres to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Serres and arriving at Istanbul via Komotini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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The distance between Serres and Istanbul is 453 km. The road distance is 553.4 km.

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The best way to get from Serres to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 12 min and costs 27€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 12 min to get from Serres to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Serres to Istanbul bus services, operated by KTEL Serron, depart from Serres station.

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The best way to get from Serres to Istanbul is to bus which takes 9 h 12 min and costs 27€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 14 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Serres to Istanbul bus services, operated by KTEL Rodopis, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Serres to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 283.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 12 min

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

You can take a bus from Serres to Istanbul via Xanthi, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 9 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Serres to Istanbul via Alexandroupoli Port, Dikaia, Kapikule, and Halkali in around 14 h 19 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Serres to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$16 - $22
First Class
$20 - $27
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 Serron
Phone
23210-22822
Email
ktelserres@gmail.com
Website
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Serres to Xanthi
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Serres to Komotini
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Serres to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Serres to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
ktelserron.gr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Xanthi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
ktelrodopis.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Serres to Kavala
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Kavala to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Serres to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ardatur.bg

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