You can get from Athens to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.
To get from Athens to Istanbul on Oct 19 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||Flight|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $68 (€56) • 1 h 20 min|
|Popular travel companies||pegasus|
Travel 348 miles (561 km) by flight from Athens to Istanbul. Pegasus is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Athens to Istanbul.
International travel from Athens, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.
Entry into Turkey is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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 10/15/21; 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 between Athens and Istanbul.
The current restriction level for returning to Athens, Greece from Turkey is: Partially open.
Reentering Greece is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
All travelers returning to Greece must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 10/15/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Athens from Istanbul here.
You can go from Athens to Istanbul by flight.
Traveling by flight is also the quickest way from Athens to Istanbul. It takes on average 1 h 20 min to travel this journey.
The distance is approximately 348 miles (561 km) from Athens to Istanbul.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Athens to Istanbul:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Athens to Istanbul, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:
Yes, there is a direct route available from Athens to Istanbul:
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 between Athens and Istanbul.
Before traveling from Athens to Istanbul, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy 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.