Antalya to Istanbul

Antalya to Istanbul

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Antalya to Istanbul Schedule

Antalya to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
FlixBus Economy 01:00 - 12:15TRY 499
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK242903:40 - 05:10TRY 837
Pegasus Airlines Economy Class #PC202905:35 - 06:55TRY 1,078
Isparta Petrol Standard 2X1 06:30 - 20:30TRY 449
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK752309:25 - 10:35TRY 1,024
Kutahyalilar Turizm Standard 2X1 11:00 - 01:00TRY 403
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK751713:35 - 14:45TRY 669
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK751714:15 - 15:30TRY 616
Es Es Ismail Ayaz Standard 2X2 16:30 - 03:45$ 23.95
Buzlu Turizm Standard 2X1 19:00 - 07:20TRY 440
Golden Turizm Standard 2X1 20:30 - 07:29$ 27.75
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X1 22:00 - 10:00TRY 344

Transportation from Antalya to Istanbul

Facts about the transport from Antalya to Istanbul

Cheapest Transport$12
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure12:25 AM
Latest Departure11:59 PM
Departures per day129
Distance722 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAlanyalilar Turizm, Daytrip, FlixBus, Guney Akdeniz Seyahat, Isparta Petrol, Kutahyalilar Turizm, Ozkaymak, Turkish Airlines, Varan Turizm

Antalya to Istanbul Destination Reviews

They can't speak english and the seats along the way mixed up.
Bus Standard 2X1, Isparta Petrol, Sep 26, 2023
Everything was fine except for the seat. The backrest was held either only in an upright position, or in a completely lowered position.
Bus Standard 2X1, Alanyalilar Turizm, Nov 10, 2022
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
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
21 customer reviews

How to get from Antalya to Istanbul

Travelling between Antalya and Istanbul is possible by Flight, bus and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 634.60 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 11.30.

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 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 15h 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 11.30 if you opt for a Alanyalilar Turizm bus and as expensive as USD 634.60 if you buy a Daytrip taxi 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 ?

  • 95 from Antalya to Istanbul starting from 01:00 Antalya Bus Station until 23:59 Antalya Bus Station
  • 28 from Antalya to Istanbul starting from 00:25 Antalya Airport until 22:30 Antalya Airport
  • 6 from Antalya to Istanbul starting from 00:00 Antalya Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Antalya Hotel Transfer

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 28.64.

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, FlixBus, Guney Akdeniz Seyahat, Isparta Petrol, Kutahyalilar Turizm, Ozkaymak, Varan Turizm


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Antalya and Istanbul


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

  • 78% opted for a bus
  • 22% decided to fly