How to get to Istanbul from Athens

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from Athens to Istanbul

How to get to Istanbul from Athens by train, bus, flight or ferry.

Our recommendation
flight

The best way to travel from Athens to Istanbul is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

pegasus
20:251h25
Athens International Airport (ATH)
21:50Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
£801One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
pegasus
20:251h25
Athens International Airport (ATH)
21:50Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
£801One-way
0 changes
Fastest
pegasus
20:251h25
Athens International Airport (ATH)
21:50Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
£801One-way
0 changes
Other options
Turkish Airlines
03:551h30
Athens International Airport (ATH)
05:25Istanbul Airport (IST)
£1911One-way
0 changes
Turkish Airlines
10:301h35
Athens International Airport (ATH)
12:05Istanbul Airport (IST)
£2631One-way
0 changes
Turkish Airlines
15:401h45
Athens International Airport (ATH)
17:25Istanbul Airport (IST)
£2631One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information from Athens to Istanbul

distanceDistance347 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£45 - £67
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £45 • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £45 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArda Tur or Pegasus Airlines

Take a coach or flight to travel 347 miles from Athens to Istanbul. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Arda Tur or Pegasus Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Athens to Istanbul.

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All travel companies: All Airlines Companies from Athens to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines will get you to Istanbul from Athens at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Turkish Airlines is Turkey’s leading airline and you can choose between EcoFly, ExtraFly, PrimeFly, Business Ticket for your next travel between Athens and Istanbul.

    FAQs: Athens to Istanbul

    FAQs: 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 Athens to Istanbul.
    FAQs

    There are 2 travel options from Athens to Istanbul: coach or flight.

    The cheapest way to travel to Istanbul from Athens is a flight with an average price of £45.

    This is compared to other travel options from Athens to Istanbul:

    Taking a flight costs £22 less than taking a coach, which average ticket prices of £67.

    The fastest way to get to Istanbul from Athens is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

    Other travel options to Istanbul take longer:

    Coach takes 14 h 30 min on average.

    Istanbul is approximately 347 miles away from Athens.

    The average frequency per day from Athens to Istanbul is:

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Athens and Istanbul as scheduled services by coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Athens to Istanbul:

      • Most travellers catch their coach from Athens, Leoforou Kifisou - KTEL (Άθενς, Λεωφόρου Κηφισού - ΚΤΕΛ ΚΗΦΙΣΟΥ) and arrive in Istanbul, Buyuk Otogar (Esenler).
      • Most travellers board their plane from Athens International Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

      The following travel companies offer services from Athens to Istanbul:

      • Travel with Arda Tur, Infobus or Eurolines Deutschland for coaches to Istanbul. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Arda Tur Athens to Istanbul tickets on Omio for £67.
      • Travel with Pegasus Airlines, Aegean Airlines or Turkish Airlines to go to Istanbul by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Aegean Airlines Athens to Istanbul tickets on Omio for £45.

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

      • Direct coach with.
      • Direct flight with Pegasus Airlines, Aegean Airlines 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 from Athens to Istanbul.

      Omio customers who travel from Athens to Istanbul often also extend their holiday to go to Sofia, Izmir, Antalya or Ankara. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Istanbul and these popular destinations at a great price.

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