There are 5 ways to get from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar

$11 - $21

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandroupoli to Pythion Ic 90
  2. Take the train from Bahçıvanova to Halkali 81721

$38 - $51

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul 185.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Alexandroupolis  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Alexandroupolis (AXD) to Istanbul (IST) AXD - IST

$70 - $287

Bus, bus to Canakkale, fly  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Keşan
  2. Take the bus from Kesan to Canakkale
  3. Fly from Canakkale (CKZ) to Istanbul (IST) CKZ - IST

$34 - $124

What companies run services between Alexandroupoli, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey?

Kamil Koc operates a bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul via Pythion, Bahçıvanova, and Halkali in around 7 h 38 min.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Istanbul via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Alexandroupolis to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Canakkale to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $100
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli to Pythion
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Bahçıvanova to Halkali
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Keşan
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Canakkale
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Kesan
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kesan to Canakkale
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
[email protected]
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul?

The distance between Alexandroupoli and Istanbul is 259 km. The road distance is 297 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul?

The cheapest way to get from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul is to bus which costs 9€ - 18€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul?

The quickest way to get from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul is to drive which takes 3 h 48 min and costs 35€ - 55€.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul, including transfers.