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

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Fly from Split  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SPU - IST

1.017 ₺ - 2.807 ₺

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Bus  •  22h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Donji Vakuf
  2. Take the bus from Donji Vakuf to Sarajevo
  3. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

503 ₺ - 595 ₺

3 alternative options

Ferry to Dubrovnik, fly  •  10h 13m

  1. Take the ferry from Split to Dubrovnik
  2. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) DBV - IST

1.069 ₺ - 3.459 ₺

Bus via Tetovo  •  32h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Tetovo
  2. Take the bus from Tetovo to Istanbul

684 ₺ - 828 ₺

Drive  •  16h 40m

  1. Drive from Split to Istanbul 1521.5 km

1.300 ₺ - 2.000 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Split to Istanbul is to bus which costs 500 kn - 650 kn and takes 22h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Split to Istanbul is to fly which costs 1.000 kn - 2.900 kn and takes 7h 25m.

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The distance between Split and Istanbul is 1065 km. The road distance is 1521.5 km.

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The best way to get from Split to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 22h 51m and costs 500 kn - 650 kn.

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It takes approximately 7h 25m to get from Split to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Split to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7h 25m and costs 1.000 kn - 2.900 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 500 kn - 650 kn and takes 22h 51m.

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There is no direct flight from Split Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Split. It is currently 2:04 AM in Split and 3:04 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Split to Istanbul is 1521 km. It takes approximately 16h 40m to drive from Split to Istanbul.

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Lufthansa, LOT, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Split Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 1065.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 25m

What companies run services between Split, Croatia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Aegean Airlines, Croatia Airlines and 16 other airlines fly from Split to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Split to Istanbul via Donji Vakuf, Sarajevo, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 22h 51m.

Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Bus operators
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Donji Vakuf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 190 ₺
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Centrotrans Eurolines
Phone
+387 33 770 800
Email
info@centrotrans.com
Website
centrotrans.com
Bus from Donji Vakuf to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 95 ₺
Schedules at
centrotrans.com
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
400 ₺ - 470 ₺
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Tetovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 360 ₺
Schedules at
ms.mk
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