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There are 7 ways to get from Yessentuki to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, car or night bus

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Fly Mineralnye Vody to Istanbul  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Mineralnye Vody (MRV) to Istanbul (IST) MRV - IST

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Train, night bus  •  43h 4m

  1. Take the train from Essentuki to Mineralnye Vody
  2. Take the train from Mineral'nye Vody to Baku
  3. Take the night bus from Baku to Istanbul - Aksaray

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Bus to Mineralnye Vody, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Essentuki to Mineral'nye Vody
  2. Fly from Mineralnye Vody (MRV) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MRV - SAW
  3. Take the train from Tersane to Yenikapi

Train to Sochi, fly to Istanbul  •  17h 54m

  1. Take the train from Essentuki to Adler
  2. Fly from Sochi (AER) to Istanbul (IST) AER - IST

Bus  •  42h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Mineralnye Vody to Tbilisi, Ortachala Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul Aksaray

Bus, train, drive  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Pyatigorsk, Lyudmila to Bagratashen, border point
  2. Take the train from Sadakhlo to Vanadzor
  3. Drive from Vanadzor to Akyaka
  4. Take the train from Akyaka to Kars
  5. Take the train from Kars to Ankara
  6. Take the train from Ankara to Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme Yht

Drive  •  25h 51m

  1. Drive from Yessentuki to Istanbul 1875.2 km

Mineralnye Vody (MRV) to Istanbul (IST) flights

The flight time between Mineralnye Vody (MRV) and Istanbul (IST) is around 7h 23m and covers a distance of around 1215 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 21m. Services are operated by Azerbaijan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, UTair Aviation and others. Typically 29 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

29 Weekly Planes
7h 23m Average Duration
1.223 ₺ Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Yessentuki to Istanbul is to train and night bus which costs RUB 2000 - RUB 3500 and takes 43h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Yessentuki to Istanbul is to bus and fly and train. Taking this option will cost RUB 8500 - RUB 17000 and takes 7h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Yessentuki to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Yessentuki and arriving at Istanbul Aksaray via Mineralnye Vody and Tbilisi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 40m.

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The distance between Yessentuki and Istanbul is 1187 km. The road distance is 1875.2 km.

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The best way to get from Yessentuki to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 42h 40m and costs RUB 5000 - RUB 5300.

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It takes approximately 9h 26m to get from Yessentuki to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Yessentuki to Istanbul bus services, operated by MiminoTrans Ge, depart from Mineralnye Vody station.

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The best way to get from Yessentuki to Istanbul is to fly which takes 9h 26m and costs RUB 5000 - RUB 30000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RUB 5000 - RUB 5300 and takes 42h 40m.

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There is no direct flight from Mineralnye Vody Airport to Istanbul Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 15m and has one stopover.

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Yessentuki to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Georgia, arrive at Istanbul Aksaray station.

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Map of how to get from Yessentuki to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1187 km
  • Duration: 9h 26m

What companies run services between Yessentuki, Russia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Azerbaijan Airlines, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Yessentuki to Istanbul 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Yessentuki to Istanbul via Mineralnye Vody, Tbilisi, Ortachala Bus Station, and Tbilisi in around 42h 40m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Mineralnye Vody to Istanbul via Sochi
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Mineralnye Vody to Istanbul via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Mineralnye Vody to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Sochi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Mineralnye Vody to Istanbul via Sochi
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Sochi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Mineralnye Vody to Istanbul via Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Mineralnye Vody to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
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 Akyaka to Kars
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9 ₺ - 16 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Kars to Ankara
Ave. Duration
26h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 350 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Train from Ankara to Istanbul Söğütlüçeşme
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Essentuki to Adler
Ave. Duration
13h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
420 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
420 ₺ - 600 ₺
2nd Class (Kupé)
480 ₺ - 700 ₺
Train from Essentuki to Mineralnye Vody
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 350 ₺
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
250 ₺ - 350 ₺
2nd Class (Kupé)
180 ₺ - 260 ₺
South Caucasus Railway
Website
ukzhd.am
Train from Sadakhlo to Vanadzor
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 380 ₺
Schedules at
railway.am
Second Class (Coupe)
310 ₺ - 380 ₺
First Class
380 ₺ - 400 ₺
Third Class (Platzkart)
220 ₺ - 270 ₺
Azerbaijan Railways (ADDY)
Website
ady.az
Train from Mineral'nye Vody to Baku
Ave. Duration
18h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 370 ₺
Schedules at
ticket.ady.az
3rd class (platzkart)
140 ₺ - 220 ₺
2nd class (coupe)
240 ₺ - 370 ₺
1st Class
460 ₺ - 650 ₺
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Essentuki to Mineral'nye Vody
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 80 ₺
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
MiminoTrans Ge
Phone
+7 995 210 50 50
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Mineralnye Vody to Tbilisi, Ortachala Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
480 ₺ - 520 ₺
Schedules at
facebook.com
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avtovokzaly.ru
Metro Georgia
Phone
0 422 24 22 44
Website
metrogeorgia.ge
Bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul Aksaray
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
831 ₺
Schedules at
metrogeorgia.ge
Book at
metrogeorgia.ge
Hayreniq Tour
Website
hayreniqtour.ru
Bus from Pyatigorsk, Lyudmila to Bagratashen, border point
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
420 ₺ - 600 ₺
Schedules at
hayreniqtour.ru
Luks Istanbul
Phone
+90544 210 2535
Website
luksistanbul.com
Night bus from Baku to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 ₺
Schedules at
luksistanbul.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Yessentuki to Istanbul is 1875 km. It takes approximately 25h 51m to drive from Yessentuki to Istanbul.

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Azerbaijan Airlines, UTair Aviation, Azur Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Mineralnye Vody Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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