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There are 5 ways to get from Sochi to Istanbul by train, plane, ferry, bus or car

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Train, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Sochi to Adler
  2. Fly from Sochi (AER) to Istanbul (IST)

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Hydrofoil, bus via Hopa

  1. Take the Hydrofoil from Sochi to Batumi
  2. Take the bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen

  1. Fly from Sochi (AER) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Hydrofoil, bus

  1. Take the Hydrofoil from Sochi to Batumi
  2. Take the bus from Batumi to Istanbul Aksaray

Drive

  1. Drive from Sochi to Istanbul

Sochi (AER) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) flights

The flight time between Sochi (AER) and Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) is around 7h 15m and covers a distance of around 919 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h. Services are operated by Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and others. Typically 102 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

102 Weekly Planes
7h 15m Average Duration
4.482 ₺ Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Sochi to Istanbul is to Hydrofoil and bus via Hopa, which costs RUB 8000 - RUB 9000 and takes 28h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Sochi to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs RUB 9000 - RUB 90000 and takes 5h 17m.

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The distance between Sochi and Istanbul is 931 km. The road distance is 1634.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sochi to Istanbul without a car is to Hydrofoil and bus via Hopa which takes 28h 3m and costs RUB 8000 - RUB 9000.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Sochi to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sochi Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sochi to Istanbul is 1635 km. It takes approximately 22h 22m to drive from Sochi to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Sochi Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 1.500 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Sochi to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 930.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Sochi, Russia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Sochi to Istanbul hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sochi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
6.500 ₺ - 21.000 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
6.500 ₺ - 21.000 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
6.500 ₺ - 22.000 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Bodrum
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
6.500 ₺ - 22.000 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
7.000 ₺ - 34.000 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
8.500 ₺ - 36.000 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
7.500 ₺ - 34.000 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
7.500 ₺ - 34.000 ₺
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Sochi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sochi to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7.000 ₺ - 34.000 ₺
Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Sochi to Adler
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 320 ₺
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
230 ₺ - 320 ₺
2nd Class (Kupé)
160 ₺ - 240 ₺
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
370 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Metro Georgia
Phone
0 422 24 22 44
Website
metrogeorgia.ge
Bus from Batumi to Istanbul Aksaray
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
796 ₺
Schedules at
metrogeorgia.ge
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metrogeorgia.ge
Ferry operators
Express Batumi
Ferry from Sochi to Batumi
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.718 ₺
Schedules at
morport-sochi.ru

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