How to get to Athens from Istanbul

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from Istanbul to Athens

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

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

pegasus
17:551h30
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
19:25Athens International Airport (ATH)
£1641One-way
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Cheapest
pegasus
17:551h30
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
19:25Athens International Airport (ATH)
£1641One-way
0 changes
Fastest
pegasus
17:551h30
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
19:25Athens International Airport (ATH)
£1641One-way
0 changes
Other options
pegasus
07:551h30
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
09:25Athens International Airport (ATH)
£1781One-way
0 changes
Aegean Airlines
10:401h30
Istanbul Airport (IST)
12:10Athens International Airport (ATH)
£1871One-way
0 changes
Aegean Airlines
15:501h30
Istanbul Airport (IST)
17:20Athens International Airport (ATH)
£2621One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information from Istanbul to Athens

distanceDistance347 miles
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£46 - £67
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £46 • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £46 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesArda Tur or Turkish Airlines

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

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Find the best trip to Athens from Istanbul with Omio's travel partners Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

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

    FAQs: Istanbul to Athens

    FAQs: Travel to Athens 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 Istanbul to Athens.
    FAQs

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

    The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Athens is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of £46 compared to other travel options to Athens:

    Taking a flight costs £21 less than taking a coach, which average ticket prices of £67.

    The quickest way to travel between Istanbul and Athens is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Coach takes on average 16 h 30 min.

    The distance from Istanbul to Athens is approximately 347 miles.

    The average frequency per day from Istanbul to Athens is:

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Istanbul to Athens:

      • Coaches mostly depart from Istanbul, Buyuk Otogar (Esenler) and arrive in Athens, Leoforou Kifisou - KTEL (Άθενς, Λεωφόρου Κηφισού - ΚΤΕΛ ΚΗΦΙΣΟΥ).
      • Flights mostly leave from Istanbul Airport and tend to arrive in Athens International Airport.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Istanbul to Athens:

      • You can take a coach from Istanbul to Athens with Arda Tur, Eurolines Deutschland or Infobus. Cheap tickets can be found for £67 with Arda Tur from Istanbul to Athens.
      • You can travel between Istanbul and Athens by flight with Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Olympic Air, Air Arabia or Norwegian Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £46 with Pegasus Airlines from Istanbul to Athens.

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

      • You can book a direct coach with.
      • You'll find direct flights with Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines or Pegasus Airlines.

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

      Looking to extend your trip from Istanbul to Athens? Many Omio customers who go from Istanbul to Athens usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Santorini, Thessaloniki, Rome, Paris or Mykonos. If you're looking to explore Santorini, Thessaloniki, Rome, Paris or Mykonos from Athens, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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