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There are 7 ways to get from Split to Istanbul by plane, ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly from Split  •  7 h 40 min

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

$174 - $274

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  25 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Split to Mostar
  2. Take the train from Mostar to Sarajevo 722 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Novi Pazar
  4. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul

$76 - $113

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Ferry to Dubrovnik, fly  •  9 h 53 min

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

$178 - $421

Bus Hafet Tours  •  31 h 44 min

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

$93 - $129

Bus via Herceg Novi  •  32 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Split to Herceg Novi
  2. Take the bus from Herceg Novi to Niš
  3. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia
  4. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$82 - $129

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  35 h 29 min

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

$79 - $104

Drive  •  16 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Split to Istanbul 947.6 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Split to Istanbul is to bus which costs 500 kn - 700 kn and takes 35 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Split to Istanbul is to fly which costs 1.100 kn - 1.800 kn and takes 7 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Split to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Split and arriving at Istanbul via Herceg Novi, Niš and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 55 min.

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The distance between Split and Istanbul is 1065 km. The road distance is 1516.1 km.

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The best way to get from Split to Istanbul without a car is to bus and train which takes 25 h 10 min and costs 490 kn - 750 kn.

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Split to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Split to Istanbul bus services, operated by Royal Travel Cetinje, depart from Split station.

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The best way to get from Split to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7 h 40 min and costs 1.100 kn - 1.800 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 600 kn - 850 kn and takes 31 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Split Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Split to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Split to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 665.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 40 min

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

Aegean Airlines, Croatia Airlines and 15 other airlines fly from Split to Istanbul every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Split to Istanbul via Skopje, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 31 h 44 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb, Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $490
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul Ataturk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Train operators
Railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ŽFBH)
Phone
0038733657313
Email
info@zfbh.ba
Website
zfbh.ba
Train from Mostar to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Website
zfbh.ba
Bus operators
Benko Tours 92
Phone
+(381)(20)311833
Website
redvoznje.net
Bus from Sarajevo to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
benkotours92.com
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
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
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Bar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Hafet Tours
Phone
+389 44 371 066
Email
hafet-tours@hotmail.com
Website
hafet.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Skopje
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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 Split to Skopje
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk
Royal Travel Cetinje
Phone
+382 69 294 654
Email
royaltravelcetinje@gmail.com
Website
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Split to Herceg Novi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Bus from Herceg Novi to Niš
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $32
Schedules at
royaltravelcetinje.me
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Herceg Novi to Niš
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
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onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ferry operators

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Split. It is currently 3:19 AM in Split and 5:19 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Split to Istanbul is 1516 km. It takes approximately 16 h 31 min to drive from Split to Istanbul.

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

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There are 2369+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Split to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40 min and costs 17 kn.

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