You can get from Athens to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.
To get from Athens to Istanbul on Aug 13 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||348 miles (561 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$13 - $393|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $13 (€12) • 21 h 17 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $393 (€363) • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||Aegean Airlines|
Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 348 miles (561 km) from Athens to Istanbul. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Aegean Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Athens to Istanbul.
International travel from Athens, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey is: Fully open.
Entry into Turkey is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Turkey must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 8/3/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip to Istanbul from Athens.
The restriction level for your return to Athens, Greece from Turkey is: Fully open.
Entry into Greece is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.
Conditions of reentry into Greece:
You should observe these safety measures in Greece as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Greece was last checked on 8/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Athens from Istanbul closer to your date of departure here.
You can travel from Athens to Istanbul 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.
The cheapest way to get from Athens to Istanbul is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€12) compared to other travel options to Istanbul:
Taking a bus is usually $380 (€351) less than taking a flight to Istanbul, which costs on average $393 (€363) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Athens to Istanbul is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.
There are alternative travel options to Istanbul that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by bus can take 21 h 17 min on average.
The distance from Athens to Istanbul is approximately 348 miles (561 km).
The average frequency per day from Athens to Istanbul is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Istanbul from Athens as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Athens to Istanbul:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Athens to Istanbul with the following travel companies:
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 from Athens to Istanbul.
Before traveling from Athens to Istanbul, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Athens to Istanbul tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.