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

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Fly to Istanbul

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

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Bus, train via Konya

  1. Take the bus from Van to Konya
  2. Take the train from Konya to Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen, train

  1. Fly from Van (VAN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
  2. Take the train from Tersane to Yenikapi

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Van to Istanbul Otogari

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Van to Tatvan
  2. Take the train from Tatvan to Ankara
  3. Take the train from Ankara to Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme

Drive

  1. Drive from Van to Istanbul

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The cheapest way to get from Van to Istanbul is to bus and train via Konya which costs 240 ₺ - 450 ₺ and takes 23h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Van to Istanbul is to fly which costs 1.100 ₺ - 5.500 ₺ and takes 2h 57m.

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The distance between Van and Istanbul is 1264 km. The road distance is 1526.1 km.

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The best way to get from Van to Istanbul without a car is to bus and train via Konya which takes 23h 25m and costs 240 ₺ - 450 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 57m to get from Van to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Van to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2h 57m and costs 1.100 ₺ - 5.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 500 ₺ - 700 ₺ and takes 28h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Van Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Van to Istanbul is 1526 km. It takes approximately 20h 46m to drive from Van to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Van Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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Map of how to get from Van to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1263.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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 Otogari once daily. Tickets cost 500 ₺ - 700 ₺ and the journey takes 28h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Van to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Van to Istanbul via Trabzon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Van to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Tersane to Yenikapi
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6 ₺ - 12 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Konya to Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Tatvan to Ankara
Ave. Duration
26h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 340 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Ankara to Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Van to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
28h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Van to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm

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The best way to get from Van to Van Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs 22 ₺ - 26 ₺.

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