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Istanbul to Kars by bus

The journey from Istanbul to Kars by bus is 740.32 mi and takes 21 hr 45 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:00 PM and the last at 4:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Istanbul to Kars by bus for as little as $31.80 or as much as $32.29. The best price for this journey is $31.80.

Lowest Price$31.80
Journey Duration21 hr 45 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$31.80
Highest Price$32.29
First Departure4:00 PM
Last Departure4:20 PM
Distance740.32 mi
DepartureIstanbul
ArrivalKars
CarriersMetro Turizm

Istanbul to Kars Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 23, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Istanbul to Kars?

Prices will vary when you travel from Istanbul to Kars. On average, though, you'll pay about $31.97 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $31.80, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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When you're traveling from Istanbul to Kars, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $31.97. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long is the journey from Istanbul to Kars by bus?

The distance between Istanbul to Kars is approximately 740.32 mi. In general, it will take you about 21 hr 45 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from Istanbul to Kars covers a distance of 740.32 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 21 hr 45 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 21 hr 35 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Istanbul to Kars faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Istanbul to Kars leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Istanbul at 4:00 PM, and the last departure will leave at 4:20 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Istanbul to Kars can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Istanbul to Kars, which usually leaves at 4:00 PM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 4:20 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many journeys from Istanbul to Kars take place each day?

The route from Istanbul to Kars is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Istanbul 2 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Istanbul to Kars, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 2 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Istanbul to Kars. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Istanbul to Kars
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Istanbul to Kars.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Istanbul to Kars, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Istanbul to Kars.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Istanbul - Kars bus tickets can be found for as low as $13.48 if you’re lucky, or $22.14 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $32.00.

Find the best day to travel to Kars by bus

When travelling to Kars by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Istanbul to Kars CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
83.4kg
Bus
89.36kg
Flight
238.29kg
Car
190.63kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Istanbul to Kars?
A bus ticket from Istanbul to Kars is $31.97. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $31.80.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Istanbul to Kars?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Istanbul to Kars is $31.80. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Istanbul and Kars by bus?
Istanbul to Kars is 740.32 mi.
How long does the bus between Istanbul and Kars take?
Istanbul to Kars is on average 21 hr 45 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 21 hr 35 min.
How many bus connections per day go from Istanbul to Kars?
Istanbul to Kars has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Istanbul to Kars leave?
The earliest bus from Istanbul to Kars departs at 4:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Istanbul to Kars depart?
The latest bus from Istanbul to Kars departs at 4:20 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Istanbul to Kars in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $31.80 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Istanbul to Kars?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Istanbul to go to Kars.
What's the fastest journey time between Istanbul to Kars by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Istanbul and Kars is 21 hr 35 min.
Is there a direct bus from Istanbul to Kars?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Istanbul and Kars.
What are the CO2 emissions for Istanbul to Kars by bus?
The bus journey from Istanbul to Kars creates 89.36kg of CO2 emissions.

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