How to travel from Antalya to Istanbul

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from Antalya to Istanbul

You can get from Antalya to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Antalya to Istanbul on Aug 16 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:35AMAntalya Airport7h15 03:50PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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08:35AMAntalya Airport7h15 03:50PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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10:05PMAntalya Airport6h10 04:15AMIstanbul Airport
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08:50AMAntalya Airport7h45 04:35PMIstanbul Airport
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10:05PMAntalya Airport9h40 07:45AMIstanbul Airport
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Travel Information from Antalya to Istanbul

distanceDistance298 miles (480 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $257
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€18) • 10 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $257 (€238) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Turkish Airlines

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 298 miles (480 km) to Istanbul from Antalya. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Turkish Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Antalya to Istanbul.

Travel Tips: Travel from Antalya to Istanbul

Travel to Istanbul easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Antalya to Istanbul.

There are 4 travel options from Antalya to Istanbul: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€18) compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

Taking a bus is usually $237 (€219) less than taking a flight to Istanbul, which costs on average $257 (€238) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $2 (€2) less than taking a train, which costs on average $22 (€20) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel between Antalya and Istanbul is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 10 h   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

The distance from Antalya to Istanbul is approximately 298 miles (480 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Antalya to Istanbul:

  • Buses most often depart from Antalya at Antalya, Şehir Otogarı and arrive in Istanbul at Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
  • Flights mostly depart from Antalya Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Antalya to Istanbul, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Istanbul by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Antalya to Istanbul for $20 (€18).
  • Travel with Turkish Airlines for flights to Istanbul. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Turkish Airlines Antalya to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $257 (€238).

Yes, there are direct services available from Antalya to Istanbul with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus.
  • You'll find direct flights with pegasus or Turkish Airlines.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Istanbul as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Istanbul from Antalya.

Your trip from Antalya to Istanbul doesn't have to end in Istanbul. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Munich. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin or Munich to your Antalya to Istanbul tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Istanbul today!

Before traveling from Antalya to Istanbul, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $20 (€18) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $257 (€238) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $22 (€20) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Antalya to Istanbul tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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