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What bus companies travel to Istanbul, Turkey?

Located in Turkey, Istanbul is accessible by bus from 2 other cities. You can choose from 199 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Istanbul on Wanderu. FlixBus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Bus companies serving Istanbul

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus246h 35m$29.67
Arda Tur87h 55m$47.99
Citylines68h 55m$53.93
Huntur Turizm27h 30m$40.73
Union Ivkoni17h 45m$47.35
Simeonidis Tours110h 0m$66.71
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Arda Tur is a Bulgarian intercity bus company serving a large number of cities in Bulgaria as well as destinations across Europe, like Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany. Onboard, you’ll find extra legroom, air conditioning, restrooms, complimentary WiFi and power outlets. There are also snacks and drinks available for purchase as well.

  • Citylines, a prominent Bulgarian bus company based in Sofia, offers an extensive network of routes connecting cities within Bulgaria and beyond, operating numerous daily trips. The company's services extend to countries such as Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, and Germany, providing convenient travel options for passengers. One of Citylines' popular routes is the 12-hour journey from Sofia to Athens, which runs twice daily, and passengers can enjoy amenities such as air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and Wi-Fi connectivity for a comfortable and convenient travel experience.

  • Huntur Turizm is a prominent Turkish bus company based in Istanbul, specializing in passenger transportation since 1969. It has established itself as one of the leading companies in the country, offering bus journeys to notable destinations such as Razgrad, Rousse, Kubrat, and Haskova. On-board amenities include movie screenings, Wi-Fi connectivity, and beverage services.

  • Union Ivkoni was founded in Bulgaria in 1992 and quickly expanded its operations throughout Europe. Popular routes include both shorter travels within one country and long-haul international trips. Their reliable buses offer amenities to make your trip comfortable, including air conditioning, extra legroom, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

$33.72 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Istanbul, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Istanbul. In the last month, buses from Izmir to Istanbul had the lowest average price at $36.43.

The busiest bus station in Istanbul is Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Istanbul are:

  • Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı
  • Dudullu Bus Sta
  • Alibeykoy
The closest airport to Istanbul is Atatürk Intl Airport (IST), it is located 8.9 miles from the city center of Istanbul.
It also ranks number 5 in Turkey. Istanbul has the most bus connections in the region. There are 199 bus schedules arriving in Istanbul each day.
Bus tickets to Istanbul range from for a short trip to Istanbul, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Istanbul starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Istanbul can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as .
The closest bus station to the city center of Istanbul is Istanbul Hotel Montenegro, located just 1.1 miles away. Select Istanbul Hotel Montenegro as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Istanbul. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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