Antalya to Istanbul

Antalya to Istanbul

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Antalya to Istanbul Schedule

Antalya to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Antalya Net Standard 2X2 00:59 - 10:59$ 26.44
Buzlu Turizm Standard 2X1 02:00 - 14:10$ 25.68
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 06:00 - 19:15$ 28.13
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 08:30 - 20:45$ 28.09
Es Es Ismail Ayaz Standard 2X1 10:30 - 23:00$ 24.29
Es Es Ismail Ayaz Standard 2X1 12:30 - 01:00$ 25.86
Buzlu Turizm Standard 2X1 15:00 - 05:00$ 25.64
Buzlu Turizm Standard 2X1 17:00 - 05:10$ 25.68
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 18:00 - 04:45$ 25.23
Buzlu Turizm Standard 2X1 21:00 - 10:00$ 25.64
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK242523:55 - 01:25$ 59.92

Transportation from Antalya to Istanbul

Antalya to Istanbul Destination Reviews

Everything was wonderful, the bus was comfortable, great service, but we arrived an hour late.
This review was autotranslated
Bus Standard 2X1, Istanbul Kalesi (Istanbul Kalesi), Jun 14, 2021
It was pleasant journey Athough it was 10 hours bus still we had good travel.we were served two times tea,drinks and snacks.Bus left the terminal on time and arrived almost on time its depend on the traffic. Thank you we will trave again by bus instead of taking flight.
Bus Standard 2X1, Alanyalilar Turizm, Jun 2, 2022
13 customer reviews

How to get from Antalya to Istanbul

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 USD 262.92 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 19.24.

How long does it take to get from Antalya to Istanbul?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 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 20m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 14h 15m to reach Istanbul.

How much does it cost to get from Antalya to Istanbul?

Travelling between Antalya and Istanbul can be as cheap as USD 19.24 if you opt for a Ozkaymak bus and as expensive as USD 262.92 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.

How many trips per day are there between Antalya and Istanbul ?

  • 141 from Antalya to Istanbul starting from 01:00 Antalya Bus Station until 23:59 Antalya Bus Station
  • 7 from Antalya to Istanbul starting from 09:25 Antalya Airport until 19:40 Antalya Airport

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Antalya to Istanbul.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


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 USD 263.00.

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.

Airlines flying between Antalya and Istanbul

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.

Companies operating bus routes between Antalya and Istanbul

Alanyalilar Turizm, Antalya Net, Buzlu Turizm, Es Es Ismail Ayaz, Golden Turizm, Guney Akdeniz Seyahat, Isparta Petrol, Istanbul Kalesi, Luks Yalova, Nilufer Turizm, Ozkaymak, Pamukkale Turizm, Varan Turizm

What is the most popular transport to get from Antalya to Istanbul?

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

  • 79% opted for a bus
  • 21% decided to fly