Bodrum to Istanbul

Bodrum to Istanbul

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Bodrum to Istanbul Schedule

Bodrum to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK252700:25 - 01:50TRY 564
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK253102:05 - 03:25TRY 401
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK736704:25 - 05:40TRY 219
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK729106:35 - 07:50TRY 278
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK736708:00 - 09:15TRY 219
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK735510:05 - 11:15TRY 283
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK734313:15 - 14:25TRY 238
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK735514:10 - 15:15TRY 283
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK734916:15 - 17:30TRY 213
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK738118:20 - 19:35TRY 277
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK735720:00 - 21:10TRY 278
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK738922:05 - 23:20TRY 277

Transportation from Bodrum to Istanbul

How to get from Bodrum to Istanbul

Travelling between Bodrum and Istanbul is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you TRY 4,774 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere TRY 144.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 25 hours to travel between Bodrum and Istanbul depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bodrum and Istanbul. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 30m to reach Istanbul.

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

Travelling between Bodrum and Istanbul can be as cheap as TRY 144 if you opt for a Buzlu Turizm bus and as expensive as TRY 4,774 if you buy a Jet2 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 Bodrum and Istanbul ?

  • 1 from Bodrum to Istanbul starting from 00:25 Istanbul New Airport until 23:45 Sabiha Gokcen Airport
  • 1 from Bodrum to Istanbul starting from 13:00 Istanbul Central Bus Station until 19:30 Istanbul Central Bus Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bodrum 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 Bodrum to Istanbul, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as TRY 194.

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 Bodrum and Istanbul

Jet2, Pegasus Airlines, SunExpress, TUI fly UK, Turkish Airlines


Travelling from Bodrum 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 Bodrum and Istanbul

Buzlu Turizm, Istanbul Kalesi, Nilufer Turizm, Varan Turizm

What is the most popular transport to get from Bodrum 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

  • 100% opted for a bus