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 - 13:40TRY 519
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK242903:45 - 05:15TRY 939
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC202905:35 - 06:55TRY 1,271
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK753706:15 - 07:30TRY 1,114
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC441008:15 - 09:30$ 50.75
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK752110:35 - 11:45TRY 727
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK751713:30 - 14:40TRY 1,142
FlixBus Economy 15:30 - 04:45TRY 519
FlixBus Economy 17:30 - 07:05TRY 519
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK242118:35 - 20:00$ 261.25
FlixBus Economy 21:00 - 08:40TRY 479
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 23:00 - 09:15$ 28.18

Transportation from Antalya to Istanbul

Antalya to Istanbul Destination Reviews

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
19 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
  • Taxi

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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 843.48. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 26.13.

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 14 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 FlixBus: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 26.13 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 843.48.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 26.12 to USD 27.71;
  • Plane tickets - USD 33.74 to USD 261.62;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 526.72 to USD 843.48.

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 02:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 42 available bus trips every day.
  • Flights from Antalya to Istanbul depart during the day - there are approximately 28 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Antalya to Istanbul any time of the 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 33.74.

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.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Antalya to Istanbul. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 526.72.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

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:

  • 100% users took a plane.