Antalya to Istanbul

Antalya to Istanbul

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Antalya to Istanbul Schedule

Antalya to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Alanyalilar Turizm Standard 2X1 01:00 - 08:15€ 19.35
Alanyalilar Turizm Standard 2X1 02:59 - 13:44€ 23.61
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK240304:35 - 05:50€ 46.41
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK240706:40 - 08:00€ 93.84
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 08:00 - 20:15€ 25.08
Alanyalilar Turizm Standard 2X1 11:30 - 23:15€ 25.26
Es Es Ismail Ayaz Standard 2X1 12:30 - 02:15€ 21.02
Buzlu Turizm Standard 2X1 15:00 - 04:00€ 21.50
Es Es Ismail Ayaz Standard 2X1 16:30 - 05:40€ 16.87
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 18:30 - 07:00€ 20.71
Antalya Net Standard 2X1 20:30 - 06:30€ 18.49
Ozkaymak Standard 2X1 23:59 - 10:30€ 20.07

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
7 customer reviews

How to get from Antalya to Istanbul

When you want to get from Antalya to Istanbul, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 262.32. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 18.06.

How far is Antalya from Istanbul?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Antalya to Istanbul. Your trip will be a total of 449 miles (722 km). The flying distance is 312 miles (501 km).

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

The travel time from Antalya to Istanbul can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 13 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Antalya to Istanbul varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Istanbul Kalesi: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 18.06 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 262.32.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Antalya to Istanbul:

  • Bus tickets - USD 18.00 to USD 27.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 44.00 to USD 262.00;

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

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:59 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 35 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Antalya to Istanbul depart during the day - there are approximately 26 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 44.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Antalya to Istanbul
Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines


Taking a bus from Antalya to Istanbul is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Antalya to Istanbul

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Antalya to Istanbul? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 83% decided to go for a bus.
  • 17% users took a plane.