Bodrum to Istanbul

Bodrum to Istanbul

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Bodrum to Istanbul Schedule

Bodrum to Istanbul Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Minivan 7pax Any timeTRY 18,360
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK250303:45 - 05:05TRY 776
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK735105:40 - 06:50TRY 736
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC226506:20 - 07:35TRY 615
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK735108:10 - 09:20TRY 984
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X1 10:00 - 19:29TRY 408
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK252312:50 - 14:15TRY 4,943
Pamukkale Turizm Standard 2X1 15:00 - 01:45TRY 587
Nilufer Turizm Standard 2X1 17:00 - 06:00TRY 518
Kale Seyahat Standard 2X1 18:00 - 07:20TRY 459
Ayar Aydin Standard 2X2 20:00 - 06:58TRY 434
Villa Seyahat Standard 2X1 22:30 - 11:30TRY 805

Transportation from Bodrum to Istanbul

Facts about the transport from Bodrum to Istanbul

Cheapest Transport$25
Fastest Transport1h 10m
Earliest Departure8:00 AM
Latest Departure11:00 PM
Departures per day36
Distance750 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAyar Aydin, Balikesir Hakser Turizm, Daytrip, Istanbul Kalesi, Kale Seyahat, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Varan Turizm, Villa Seyahat

How to get from Bodrum to Istanbul

Travelling between Bodrum and Istanbul is possible by Flight, bus and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 905.17 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 24.80.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 hours to travel between Bodrum and Istanbul depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bodrum and Istanbul. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 15h to reach Istanbul.

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

Travelling between Bodrum and Istanbul can be as cheap as USD 24.80 if you opt for a Ayar Aydin bus and as expensive as USD 905.17 if you buy a Daytrip taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

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

  • 20 from Bodrum to Istanbul starting from 08:00 Bodrum Bus Station until 23:00 Bodrum Bus Station
  • 10 from Bodrum to Istanbul starting from 08:25 Milas Bodrum Airport until 20:20 Milas Bodrum Airport
  • 6 from Bodrum to Istanbul starting from 00:00 Bodrum hotel transfer until 00:00 Bodrum hotel transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bodrum to Istanbul.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Bodrum to Istanbul, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 56.17.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Bodrum and Istanbul

Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines


Travelling from Bodrum to Istanbul overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Bodrum and Istanbul

Ayar Aydin, Balikesir Hakser Turizm, Istanbul Kalesi, Kale Seyahat, Varan Turizm, Villa Seyahat


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Bodrum and Istanbul


What is the most popular transport to get from Bodrum to Istanbul?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 73% opted for a bus
  • 27% decided to fly