Travelling between Antalya and Istanbul is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you TRY 3,507 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere TRY 109.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 17 hours to travel between Antalya and Istanbul depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Antalya and Istanbul. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 17h to reach Istanbul.
Travelling between Antalya and Istanbul can be as cheap as TRY 109 if you opt for a Es Es Ismail Ayaz bus and as expensive as TRY 3,507 if you buy a Turkish Airlines flight ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Antalya to Istanbul.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Antalya to Istanbul, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as TRY 274.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
Travelling from Antalya to Istanbul overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
Alanyalilar Turizm, Ayar Aydin, Es Es Ismail Ayaz, Isparta Petrol, Istanbul Kalesi, Luks Yalova, Nilufer Turizm, Ozkaymak, Pamukkale Turizm, Salihli Guven
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route