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

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Fly to Istanbul  •  7h 26m

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

1.268 ₺ - 2.109 ₺

Cheapest option

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) SPU - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

302 ₺ - 1.239 ₺

4 alternative options

Bus  •  21h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Trilj to Sarajevo Chr009
  2. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

464 ₺ - 662 ₺

Bus, train  •  21h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Čapljina
  2. Take the train from Čapljina to Sarajevo
  3. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

504 ₺ - 720 ₺

Bus via Tetovo  •  32h 13m

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

800 ₺ - 1.095 ₺

Drive  •  16h 16m

  1. Drive from Split to Istanbul 1511.2 km

1.300 ₺ - 2.100 ₺

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International entry into Turkey from Croatia

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Croatia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Iran in the past 14 days. Iran land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Croatia

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Brazil, India and South Africa in the last 10 days
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  • Health screen upon arrival
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Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from Croatia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Turkey is currently allowed from Croatia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Croatia from Turkey.

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Last updated: 16 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Split to Istanbul is to bus, which costs 400 kn - 600 kn and takes 21h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Split to Istanbul is to fly which costs 1.100 kn - 1.900 kn and takes 7h 26m.

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The distance between Split and Istanbul is 1065 km. The road distance is 1511.2 km.

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The best way to get from Split to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 21h 4m and costs 400 kn - 600 kn.

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It takes approximately 7h 26m 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 26m and costs 1.100 kn - 1.900 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 400 kn - 600 kn and takes 21h 4m.

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

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Split. It is currently 6:59 PM in Split and 7:59 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Split to Istanbul is 1511 km. It takes approximately 16h 16m to drive from Split to Istanbul.

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Air Serbia, LOT, Eurowings and five other airlines offer flights from Split Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 1065.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 26m

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

Croatia Airlines, Turkish Airlines and 17 other airlines fly from Split to Istanbul every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Split to Istanbul via Trilj, Sarajevo, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 21h 4m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Split to Istanbul via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Split to Istanbul via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Basel
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Flights from Split to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Split to Istanbul via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Train operators
Railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ŽFBH)
Phone
0038733657313
Email
info@zfbh.ba
Website
zfbh.ba
Train from Čapljina to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 75 ₺
Website
zfbh.ba
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trilj to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 160 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Croatia Bus International
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.getbybus.com
Bus from Split to Čapljina
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 210 ₺
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
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
460 ₺ - 550 ₺
Schedules at
hafet.getbybus.com
Book 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
330 ₺ - 550 ₺
Schedules at
ms.mk
Ferry operators

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