Istanbul to Bursa

Istanbul to Bursa

Sun, Jul 21
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Istanbul to Bursa Schedule

Istanbul to Bursa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 01:30 - 04:30TRY 403
Kale Seyahat Standard 2X1 02:15 - 05:15TRY 311
Balikesir Uludag Standard 2X1 04:30 - 07:30TRY 454
Isparta Petrol Standard 2X1 07:00 - 11:00TRY 242
Kale Seyahat Standard 2X1 09:00 - 14:00TRY 620
Canakkale Truva Standard 2X1 10:00 - 14:00TRY 380
Kutahyalilar Turizm Standard 2X1 12:30 - 16:30TRY 403
Balikesir Uludag Standard 2X1 14:20 - 18:20TRY 454
Istanbul Kalesi Standard 2X1 16:55 - 21:55TRY 413
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 18:00 - 21:00TRY 401
Isparta Petrol Standard 2X1 20:00 - 02:00TRY 426
Rota Istanbul Standard 2X2 23:00 - 04:00TRY 574

Transportation from Istanbul to Bursa

Facts about the transport from Istanbul to Bursa

Cheapest Transport$10
Fastest Transport1h 50m
Earliest Departure12:14 AM
Latest Departure11:59 PM
Departures per day126
Distance153 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAlanyalilar Turizm, Alasehir Sarikiz Turizm, Antalya Net, Balikesir Hakser Turizm, Balikesir Uludag, Daytrip, Es Turizm, Gold Istanbul, Guney Akdeniz Seyahat, Hali Kent Turizm, IDO, Izmir Turizm, Kale Seyahat, Kutahyalilar Turizm, Lux Aydin Turizm, My Cab, Net Turizm, Nilufer Turizm, Ozkaymak, Salihli Guven, Soma Seyahat, Travelium, Villa Seyahat

Istanbul to Bursa Destination Reviews

No wifi on board
Bus Standard 2X2, Istanbul Konfor, Oct 22, 2022
bus was late
Bus Standard 2X1, Nilufer Turizm, Sep 22, 2022
About half of the trip was in a van instead of a bus. That part was not comfortable. However once it was switched to a regular bus half was through, it was comfortable.
Bus Standard 2X1, Istanbul Konfor, Jun 13, 2022
It was a very pleasant drive
Bus Standard 2X1, Istanbul Konfor, Mar 23, 2022
13 customer reviews

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
  • Ferry
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Ferry. 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 351.99. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 9.58.

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 5 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 Salihli Guven: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 9.58 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 351.99.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 9.57 to USD 15.84;
  • Ferry tickets - USD 394.54 to USD 428.17.

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 167.13 to USD 351.98.

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 00:14 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 115 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 USD 167.13.

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


Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Istanbul to Bursa as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions..

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:

  • 98% decided to go for a bus.
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.