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Overview: Coach from Thessaloniki to Istanbul

distanceDistance314 miles (506 km)
durationAverage coach duration9 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£52 (€59)
changesDirect coachYes

Coaches from Thessaloniki to Istanbul cover the 314 miles (506 km) long route taking on average 9 h with our travel partners like. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £52, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £51. Travellers depart most frequently from Thessaloniki and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.

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FAQs

Is travel by coach currently allowed from Thessaloniki, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey?

Travel by coach between Thessaloniki, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Istanbul from Thessaloniki restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Turkey from Thessaloniki?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

The government of Turkey has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach between Thessaloniki and Istanbul closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Thessaloniki, Greece from Istanbul, Turkey?

The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Istanbul to Thessaloniki is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Greece from Turkey?

Reentry to Greece is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Greece from Istanbul?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Thessaloniki, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 20/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Istanbul to Thessaloniki coach here.

What is the price of the cheapest coach to Istanbul from Thessaloniki?

Omio customers have found the cheapest coaches to Istanbul from Thessaloniki to cost as little as £51  in the next 7 days.

How much does the coach from Thessaloniki to Istanbul cost on average?

If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Thessaloniki to Istanbul coach prices are on average £52  one way.

What is the distance between Thessaloniki and Istanbul via coach?

The distance from Thessaloniki to Istanbul by coach is approximately 314 miles (506 km).

What is the average Thessaloniki to Istanbul coach duration?

The Thessaloniki to Istanbul coach duration is on average 9 h, which is to be expected when travelling 314 miles (506 km) between Thessaloniki and Istanbul. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

When travelling by coach from Thessaloniki to Istanbul, which coach station in Thessaloniki do I depart from and which coach station in Istanbul do I arrive in?

There are a few coach stations in Thessaloniki to start your route from including Thessaloniki, Macedonia Intercity Bus Station, Thessaloniki, Ktel (Θεσσαλονίκη, Κτελ) and Thessaloniki, Monastiriou (Státhmefsi) (Θεσσαλονίκη, Μοναστηρίου (Στάθμευση)). In Istanbul you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Istanbul, Büyük Otogari, İstanbul, Alibeyköy Cep Otogarı and İstanbul, Büyük İstanbul Otogarı.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Thessaloniki   and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.

Where is the coach station in Thessaloniki? Where is the coach station in Istanbul?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Thessaloniki, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Istanbul, Büyük Otogari, located 3.3 miles (5.4 km) away from the city centre.

What are the first and last departure coach times from Thessaloniki to Istanbul?

The first Thessaloniki to Istanbul coach departs at 08: 00   and the last coach from Thessaloniki to Istanbul leaves at 08: 00. Check out the most up-to-date Thessaloniki to Istanbul coach schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy Thessaloniki to Istanbul coach tickets to get the best deals?

If you purchase a coach ticket between Thessaloniki and Istanbul within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £52 one way. However, we recommend booking your coach in advance to get access to the best prices. Coach tickets from Thessaloniki to Istanbul are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.