There are 6 ways to get from Serres to Istanbul by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h 31m

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

231 ₺ - 273 ₺

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11h 47m

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

138 ₺ - 217 ₺

4 alternative options

Bus via Xánthi  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Serres to Xánthi
  2. Take the bus from Xanthi to Istanbul Esenler Otogar

Drive  •  6h 31m

  1. Drive from Serres to Istanbul 553.5 km

550 ₺ - 850 ₺

Bus to Thessaloniki, fly  •  6h 27m

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

684 ₺ - 1.372 ₺

Bus to Sofia, fly  •  10h 1m

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

713 ₺ - 1.881 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Serres to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs 18€ - 30€ and takes 11h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Serres to Istanbul is to bus and fly which costs 90€ - 190€ and takes 6h 27m.

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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 9h 31m.

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The distance between Serres and Istanbul is 453 km. The road distance is 553.5 km.

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The best way to get from Serres to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 9h 31m and costs 30€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 9h 31m 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 quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Serres to Istanbul is 554 km. It takes approximately 6h 31m to drive from Serres to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 453 km
  • Duration: 9h 31m

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

You can take a bus from Serres to Istanbul via Komotini in around 9h 31m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Sofia to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Thessaloniki to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Serres to Alexandroupoli Port
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Serron
Phone
23210-22822
Email
ktelserres@gmail.com
Website
ktelserron.gr
Bus from Serres to Komotini
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Serron
Bus from Serres to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 70 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Serron
Bus from Serres to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 180 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Serron
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Komotini to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
112 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Rodopis
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Serres to Xánthi
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
KTEL Xanthis
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Xanthi to Istanbul Esenler Otogar
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 110 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 95 ₺
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 75 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Serres to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 80 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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