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FlixBus offers coach journeys from or to İstanbul starting at £4.99. However, keep in mind that the price may differ based on your departure location, when you book, and any available discounts or promotions. To secure the most affordable rates, consider booking in advance.
Paying for your coach ticket from or to İstanbul is easy with FlixBus. You can use various methods like payment cards, Paypal, and Google Pay. Once you're at the payment stage during booking, all options will be visible. If you face any issues, our help section about payments is there to guide you.
Getting a coach ticket from or to İstanbul is straightforward with FlixBus. You can book directly on this website or use the free FlixBus App for a seamless experience. During the booking process, you can also opt to reserve a specific seat and choose the CO₂ compensation option to offset your carbon emissions. If it fits your plans, overnight coaches might save you accommodation costs.
İstanbul boasts 5 coach stops. To view their exact locations, check out this map.
When you travel from or to İstanbul with FlixBus, you're entitled to one piece of hand luggage and one checked bag at no extra charge. Specific dimensions are provided for hand luggage 30x42x18 cm, up to 7kg, and checked luggage 50x80x30 cm, up to 20 kg. If you have special items or a bicycle, there are guidelines and potential fees you should be aware of. Check here for detailed luggage information and here for bike-related details.
On your journey from or to İstanbul, FlixBus ensures your comfort with features like extra leg space, electrical outlets at seats, and on-board restrooms. Plus, most coaches come equipped with free Wi-Fi, so you can stay connected during your trip. Remember to bring your devices as you'll be able to charge them.
Yes, you can. When booking your coach journey from or to İstanbul, you'll have the opportunity to reserve a particular seat. Depending on availability, options range from seats with better views to ones with tables or even beds. For a detailed overview and associated costs, visit our seat reservation page.
Absolutely. FlixBus ensures that all coaches travelling from or to İstanbul are equipped to accommodate passengers with reduced mobility. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and inclusive travel experience for everyone. Also, service animals are welcome on all our coaches.
Yes, for coach trips from or to İstanbul, children under 15 enjoy discounted fares. FlixBus automatically calculates the best rate, considering all available discounts. If there's a promotional fare lower than the standard child fare, that price will be applied. For detailed information, see our child travel and seating policy. And good news for parents: foldable strollers can be brought on board for free.
Once you've booked your ticket online for a journey from or to İstanbul, you'll receive an email containing a PDF booking confirmation. This document has a QR code which acts as your ticket. If you've booked via the FlixBus App, your ticket will be saved there. Simply show the digital QR code to the driver when boarding.
If you need to adjust or cancel your coach trip from or to İstanbul, FlixBus allows you to do so up to 15 minutes before departure. For the specifics on how to go about it, refer to our cancellation policy and booking modification guide.
Definitely! FlixBus offers a Real-Time Coach Tracker which allows you to monitor your coach's progress when travelling from or to İstanbul.

Discover Istanbul

In Istanbul, East meets West in a magnificent blend of cultures and flavours! Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, this vibrant city straddles the Bosphorus Strait, connecting the continents. With a population of over 15 million, Istanbul is a bustling metropolis that never sleeps. Its history is as rich as its baklava, dating back thousands of years to its founding as Byzantium, then Constantinople, and finally Istanbul. From awe-inspiring mosques like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque to the bustling Grand Bazaar and delicious street food, Istanbul offers a sensory feast that will leave you enchanted. So pack your bags and get ready to dive into this captivating melting pot of cultures! 

Why Visit Istanbul with FlixBus?

Istanbul is a swirling dance of charm and enchantment, with a treasure trove of hidden wonders waiting to be discovered. Istanbul's history is a captivating tale of empires, but did you know that its streets whisper stories of secret underground cisterns and ancient hammams? Lose yourself in the maze-like alleys of the colorful neighborhoods, where vibrant street art collides with traditional tea houses. Marvel at the lesser-known architectural gems like the elegant Süleymaniye Mosque or the quirky Galata Tower. And oh, the food! Indulge in tantalizing street eats like kokoreç (grilled lamb intestines) or sample mouth-watering Ottoman dishes at tucked-away local eateries. Istanbul's culture embraces a fascinating blend of tradition and modernity, and its energetic nightlife will leave you dancing till dawn. Prepare for unexpected delights at every corner! 

When to Visit Istanbul

Spring and autumn are the best seasons for milder temperatures in Istanbul – perfect for exploring the city's lively streets and historic sites. Summer is full of sunny days for cruising the Bosphorus – and don't miss the Istanbul Jazz Festival! Winter brings a magical atmosphere, fewer crowds, and the chance to warm up with Turkish tea. Istanbul welcomes you with open arms, whether you're a history buff, foodie, or culture lover.  

Top Attractions in Istanbul

Istanbul is chock full of iconic attractions that will leave you awestruck!  

First, the Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece that has stood the test of time, with its breath-taking dome and stunning Byzantine architecture.  

Don't miss the Blue Mosque, adorned with delicate blue tiles and a grand courtyard.  

Experience the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of vibrant shops offering everything from spices to carpets.  

Step into the Topkapi Palace, where sultans once ruled, and discover its opulent treasures.  

Take a cruise along the Bosphorus to witness the enchanting blend of Europe and Asia.  

For a unique experience, visit the Basilica Cistern, an underground marvel with its eerie atmosphere and Medusa heads.  

Wrap up your day with a traditional Turkish bath experience, immersing yourself in centuries-old customs. 

Istanbul's wonders will leave you spellbound at every turn! 

Getting Around Istanbul

Istanbul's public transportation system is extensive, offering various options for conveniently hopping around this dynamic city. The metro, tram, and bus networks provide broad coverage across the city. Buy an Istanbulkart (a rechargeable card) or use contactless payment methods. Services run frequently, with the metro and tram operating from early morning until late at night. Istanbul's public transport is a fantastic way to explore the city's vibrant neighbourhoods and iconic attractions. 

Food and Drink in Istanbul

Istanbul is wafting with unique culinary wonders!  

Start with a steaming plate of köfte (meatballs) in Sultanahmet or Eminönü, then spice it up with savoury kebabs in Beyoğlu.  

Don't miss a chance to savor mouthwatering Turkish breakfast spreads in the trendy Beşiktaş neighborhood.  

Craving street food? Head to Karaköy for delectable fish sandwiches or Kadıköy for lahmacun (Turkish pizza).  

Sample baklava at the historic Karaköy Güllüoğlu or venture to Fatih for traditional Ottoman sweets.  

Wash it all down with a cup of strong Turkish tea or treat yourself to a cup of Turkish coffee with its thick texture and fortune-telling potential.  

Nightlife and Entertainment in Istanbul

When the sun sets in Istanbul, the city unleashes its nocturnal spirit, offering a kaleidoscope of nightlife options!  

Start in the trendy neighborhood of Beyoğlu, where Istiklal Street buzzes with lively bars, rooftop terraces, and live music venues.  

Sip on a refreshing cocktail at a rooftop bar in Karaköy, enjoying breathtaking views of the Bosphorus.  

For a taste of local culture, catch a performance of traditional Turkish music at a meyhane (tavern) in the vibrant Nevizade Street.  

Don't miss the Istanbul Jazz Festival (July) bringing soulful melodies to the city's stages each summer.  

For a unique experience, embark on a Bosphorus cruise under the moonlight, admiring the illuminated city skyline.  

Istanbul's nightlife is a vibrant blend of music, laughter, and unforgettable moments that will keep you dancing till dawn! 

Plan Your Visit to Istanbul with FlixBus

Your adventure in Istanbul will be as mesmerising as a whirling dervish! And FlixBus has your ticket to this enchanting destination. With affordable bus tickets to the city and a comfortable travel experience, FlixBus offers you a smooth journey. Booking is easy: online, at a sales point, or with our FlixBus App. Payment methods include credit card, Paypal, and Google and Apple Pay. Travelling by bus is one of the most environmentally-friendly options available – so don't wait. Hop aboard and let Istanbul cast its spell on you! 

Coaches from/to İstanbul

Find the most affordable coaches to İstanbul

With FlixBus, it’s easy to travel to İstanbul, as 257 rides are available starting from only £4.99 depending on the departure city, date and time. Also, İstanbul has 5 FlixBus bus stops, so reaching the city center is pretty simple. Booking a coach ticket to İstanbul is effortless: you can book on our website or through the FlixBus App. If you prefer paying cash or if you're a last-minute traveller, you can also get your ticket at our shops or aboard the FlixBus. Booking in advance with our app guarantees the lowest fares, and you get your ticket digitally in the app, so you don't have to print your ticket before hopping onboard, sitting back, relaxing and enjoying a comfortable ride to İstanbul!

Why travel to İstanbul with FlixBus

You can get to İstanbul from 257 different cities, and when it’s time to move on, there are as many connection from İstanbul to other destinations. No matter the journey, coach travel is always a better and more sustainable choice than other means of transportation (on a person/km basis, travelling by bus is more environmental-friendly than driving, flying and, in certain countries, even going by train). Plus, when you ride with FlixBus, you can offset your CO₂ emissions by clicking the CO₂ compensation box when you book your ticket, helping the planet and supporting us towards our sustainability goals! You can get your ticket at one of our service desks and pay cash or with a payment card. You can also book it on our website or our FlixBus app with a credit card, PayPal or Google Pay if you're a more digital person. Then you can look forward to enjoying our onboard services including free Wi-Fi, plenty of legroom, comfortable seats and power outlets.

Onboard services

Reserve a seat when you book your FlixBus ticket to İstanbul online or in the app. Whether you want peace and quiet or to sit close to your friends, we've got seat reservation options that suit everyone. Choose a classic seat or a table seat if you need a little extra space to work or relax. You can also go for a panorama seat at the front of the bus for a great view or book a spare seat next to yours and enjoy that extra space. There's no need to worry about what to pack when you travel with FlixBus, as we offer hand luggage and check-in luggage to every traveller. After stowing your luggage, head to your seat and enjoy our onboard services, including free Wi-Fi on most buses. All our buses have toilets and power outlets.

Onboard services are subject to availability