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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Van (VAN) to Istanbul (IST) VAN - IST

$84 - $604

Cheapest option

Bus MetroTurizm  •  25 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Van to Istanbul Otogari

$27 - $36

4 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Van (VAN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) VAN - SAW

$42 - $269

Bus Kamil Koc  •  30 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Van to İnegöl
  2. Take the bus from İnegöl to Gemlik
  3. Take the bus from Gemlik to Istanbul

$38 - $54

Bus, train, ferry  •  34 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Van to Tatvan
  2. Take the train from Tatvan to Ankara
  3. Take the train from Ankara to Pendik Yht
  4. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

$27 - $34

Drive  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Van to Istanbul 960.1 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Van to Istanbul is to bus and train and ferry which costs 120 ₺ - 170 ₺ and takes 34 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Van to Istanbul is to fly which costs 400 ₺ - 2.900 ₺ and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between Van and Istanbul is 1264 km. The road distance is 1536.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Van to Istanbul, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Van, Turkey and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines flies from Van to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Van to Istanbul twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 24 h 50 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Van to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Van to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Tatvan to Ankara
Ave. Duration
24 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Pendik
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Van to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
24 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Van to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Van to İnegöl
Ave. Duration
25 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from İnegöl to Gemlik
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gemlik to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları

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