The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Athens to Istanbul is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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14 h 30 m
14 h 30 m
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Of the 1 buses that leave Athens for Istanbul every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||348 miles (561 km)|
|Average bus duration||14 h 30 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$88 (€75)|
|Bus providers||Infobus, Eurolines Germany or Arda Tur|
Buses from Athens to Istanbul cover the 348 miles (561 km) long route taking on average 14 h 30 min with our travel partners like Infobus, Eurolines Germany or Arda Tur. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $88 (€75), but the average price of bus tickets is $88 (€75). Travelers depart most frequently from Athens, Akominatou / Favierou (Αθήνα, Ακομινάτου / Φαβιέρου) and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari (Esenler).
When departing from Athens, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Athens, Akominatou / Favierou (Αθήνα, Ακομινάτου / Φαβιέρου), Athens, Lenorman - F. P. Travel Holidays (Αθήνα, Λένορμαν) and Athens, Leoforou Kifisou - KTEL (Άθενς, Λεωφόρου Κηφισού - ΚΤΕΛ ΚΗΦΙΣΟΥ). When arriving in Istanbul, you can end your route in bus stations like Istanbul, Büyük Otogari (Esenler), İstanbul, Alibeyköy Cep Otogarı and Istanbul, Esenler Otogarı (Metro Bulgaria).
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Athens, Akominatou / Favierou (Αθήνα, Ακομινάτου / Φαβιέρου), which is located around 0.2 miles (421 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Istanbul, Büyük Otogari (Esenler), located 4.8 miles (7.8 km) away from the city centre.
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