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There are 5 ways to get from Xánthi to Istanbul by bus or car

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Bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Xánthi to Istanbul Otogari

118 ₺ - 255 ₺

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Bus via Alexandroupoli  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Xanthi to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogari

107 ₺ - 154 ₺

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Bus #2  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Xanthi Thermopilon to Istanbul Büyük Otogari Thessaloniki - Istanbul

229 ₺ - 326 ₺

Bus via Komotini  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Xanthi to Komotini
  2. Take the bus from Komotini to Istanbul

176 ₺

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Xánthi to Istanbul 391.8 km

420 ₺ - 650 ₺

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Yes, entry into Turkey is currently allowed from Greece.

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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.

Yes, entry into Greece from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 16 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Xánthi to Istanbul is to bus via Alexandroupoli which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Xánthi to Istanbul is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Xánthi to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Xanthi and arriving at Istanbul via Komotini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Xánthi and Istanbul is 341 km. The road distance is 391.8 km.

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The best way to get from Xánthi to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 7h 34m and costs 13€ - 30€.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m to get from Xánthi to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Xánthi to Istanbul bus services, operated by KTEL Xanthis, depart from Xanthi station.

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Xánthi to Istanbul bus services, operated by KTEL Rodopis, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Xánthi to Istanbul is 392 km. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Xánthi to Istanbul.

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There are 2076+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Xánthi to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 340.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 34m

What companies run services between Xánthi, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

MetroTurizm operates a bus from Xánthi to Istanbul Otogari 3 times a day. Tickets cost 65 ₺ - 110 ₺ and the journey takes 7h 20m. Alpar Turizm also services this route once daily.

Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Xánthi to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 75 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Xanthi Thermopilon to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 330 ₺
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
KTEL Xanthis
Phone
25410 27200
Email
info@ktelxanthis.gr
Website
ktelxanthis.gr
Bus from Xanthi to Komotini
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
46 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Xanthis
KTEL Rodopis
Phone
25310 22912
Email
info@ktelrodopis.gr
Website
ktelrodopis.gr
Bus from Xanthi to Komotini
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
46 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Rodopis
Bus from Komotini to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
131 ₺
Schedules at
KTEL Rodopis

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