Bursa to Istanbul

Bursa to Istanbul

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Bursa to Istanbul Schedule

Bursa to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Minivan 7pax Any timeTRY 4,612
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 03:00 - 05:00TRY 173
FlixBus Economy 04:45 - 07:45TRY 234
FlixBus Economy 07:00 - 10:55TRY 232
Luks Yalova Standard 2X1 08:30 - 10:45TRY 150
Luks Yalova Standard 2X2 11:30 - 13:45TRY 150
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 12:30 - 14:30TRY 173
FlixBus Economy 14:00 - 17:05TRY 232
Es Turizm Standard 2X1 17:15 - 19:45TRY 115
Istanbul Konfor Standard 2X1 18:20 - 21:45TRY 129
FlixBus Economy 20:30 - 22:15TRY 202
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 23:45 - 01:30TRY 114

Transportation from Bursa to Istanbul

Bursa to Istanbul Destination Reviews

Very efficient
Bus Standard 2X1, Istanbul Konfor, Nov 15, 2022
They should put the platform number to be more clear! Thank you
Bus Standard 2X2, Istanbul Konfor, Aug 10, 2022
Bus was late very slow, no drinks or any snacks were offered. Didn't let us buy anything from any stop overs... hundred % pathetic. Flix buss took the same time but they offered much better service. I selected the seats when u bought the tickets but u was given random swats for 6 people.
Bus Standard 2X2, Istanbul Kalesi (Istanbul Kalesi), Jan 3, 2022
it was OK, overall.
Bus Standard 2X2, Istanbul Konfor, Jan 2, 2022
We were very comfortable. The service was great. I truly recommend this. Thank you
Bus Standard 2X1, Nilufer Turizm, Oct 22, 2021
12 customer reviews

How to get from Bursa to Istanbul

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

  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. 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 5,999.95. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 12.50.

How far is Bursa from Istanbul?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bursa to Istanbul. Your trip will be a total of 16 miles (25 km). The flying distance is 16 miles (25 km).

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

The travel time from Bursa to Istanbul can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 5 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Bursa 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 12.50 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 5,999.95.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 12.49 to USD 13.61;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 166.23 to USD 5,999.94.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 176 available bus trips every day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Bursa to Istanbul any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Bursa 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 Bursa 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 166.23.

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 Bursa to Istanbul

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bursa 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% decided to catch a taxi.