Istanbul to Bursa

Istanbul to Bursa

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3h 10m

From TRY 299


2h 30m

From TRY 1,995

Istanbul to Bursa Schedule

Istanbul to Bursa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 01:00 - 04:00TRY 121
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 02:00 - 05:30TRY 121
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 05:00 - 08:30TRY 121
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 06:00 - 09:30TRY 121
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 11:00 - 15:00TRY 79
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 16:30 - 20:15TRY 79
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 18:30 - 22:15TRY 79
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 22:00 - 01:30TRY 79

Transportation from Istanbul to Bursa

How to get from Istanbul to Bursa

When you want to get from Istanbul to Bursa, 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 Bus. 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 TRY 2,209. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as TRY 63.

How far is Istanbul from Bursa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Istanbul to Bursa. Your trip will be a total of 96 miles (153 km). The flying distance is 59 miles (94 km).

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

The travel time from Istanbul to Bursa can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 4 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Istanbul to Bursa varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Kutahyalilar Turizm: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as TRY 63 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 TRY 2,209.

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

  • Bus tickets - TRY 60 to TRY 301;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from TRY 1,847 to TRY 2,209.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:25 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Istanbul to Bursa any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Istanbul to Bursa 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 Istanbul to Bursa. 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 TRY 1,847.

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 Istanbul to Bursa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Istanbul to Bursa? 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 go for a bus.