Tbilisi to Istanbul

Tbilisi to Istanbul

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Tbilisi to Istanbul Schedule

Tbilisi to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC31903:40 - 05:05GEL 213
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC31504:55 - 06:20GEL 381
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK37706:10 - 07:45GEL 396
Mahmut Turizm Standard 2X2 08:00 - 13:00GEL 141
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK37910:45 - 12:15GEL 1,778
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC31717:00 - 18:30GEL 208
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC31718:10 - 19:35GEL 272

Transportation from Tbilisi to Istanbul

Facts about the transport from Tbilisi to Istanbul

Cheapest Transport$47
Fastest Transport2h 25m
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure5:00 PM
Departures per day11
Distance1653 kilometers
Transport CompaniesLuks Karadeniz, Mahmut Turizm, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines

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How to get from Tbilisi to Istanbul

When you want to get from Tbilisi 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 219.15. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 46.59.

How far is Tbilisi from Istanbul?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Tbilisi to Istanbul. Your trip will be a total of 1028 miles (1653 km). The flying distance is 1107 miles (1781 km).

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

The travel time from Tbilisi to Istanbul can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 33 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Tbilisi to Istanbul varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Luks Karadeniz: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 46.59 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 219.15.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 46.44 to USD 53.92;
  • Plane tickets - USD 77.89 to USD 219.07;

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

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

  • Flights from Tbilisi to Istanbul depart during the day - there are approximately 6 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 09:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 09:00. There are 5 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Tbilisi 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 77.89.

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 Tbilisi to Istanbul

Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines


Taking a bus from Tbilisi 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 Tbilisi to Istanbul

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Tbilisi 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:

  • 91% decided to go for a bus.
  • 9% users took a plane.