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

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  3h 11m

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

$83 - $604

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Bus MetroTurizm  •  25h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Van to Istanbul Otogari

$23 - $31

4 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4h 11m

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

$40 - $268

Bus Kamil Koc  •  30h 32m

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

$33 - $46

Bus, train  •  33h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Van to Tatvan
  2. Take the train from Tatvan to Kayseri
  3. Take the train from Kayseri to Ankara
  4. Take the train from Ankara to Gebze Yht
  5. Take the bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari

$28 - $41

Drive  •  20h 59m

  1. Drive from Van to Istanbul 960.1 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Van to Istanbul is to bus which costs 120 ₺ - 180 ₺ and takes 25h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Van to Istanbul is to fly which costs 470 ₺ - 3.500 ₺ and takes 3h 11m.

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

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The best way to get from Van to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 25h 4m and costs 120 ₺ - 180 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m 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 3h 11m and costs 470 ₺ - 3.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120 ₺ - 180 ₺ and takes 25h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Van Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Van to Istanbul is 1536 km. It takes approximately 20h 59m to drive from Van to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Van Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Van to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 789.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

Turkish Airlines flies from Van to Istanbul every 2 hours. Alternatively, MetroTurizm operates a bus from Van to Istanbul twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 24h 50m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Van to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Van to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $490
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Van to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Tatvan to Kayseri
Ave. Duration
16h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Kayseri to Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Gebze
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
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
24h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Van to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Van to İnegöl
Ave. Duration
25h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from İnegöl to Gemlik
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gemlik to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Gebze to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr

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The best way to get from Van to Van Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs 12 ₺ - 16 ₺.

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