There are 11 ways to get from Spain to Turkey by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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

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Fly Barcelona to Istanbul  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Istanbul (IST) BCN - IST

$93 - $608

Cheapest option

Fly Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MAD - SAW

$81 - $370

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Fly Valencia to Istanbul  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Istanbul (IST) VLC - IST

$123 - $854

Fly Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BCN - SAW

$100 - $712

Fly Malaga to Istanbul  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Istanbul (IST) AGP - IST

$123 - $1,204

Fly Madrid to Istanbul  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Istanbul (IST) MAD - IST

$89 - $466

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albacete to Murcia
  3. Take the bus from Harlau to Ploiesti
  4. Take the train from Gara de sud to Videle
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

Train, bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$171 - $247

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$160 - $173

Drive  •  33 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Istanbul 2204.5 miles

$450 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Spain to Turkey is to fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to Turkey is to fly which costs 75€ - 550€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Santo Domingo and arriving at Istanbul via Madrid and Burgas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18 h.

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The distance between Spain and Turkey is 3321 km. The road distance is 3527.1 km.

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The best way to get from Spain to Turkey without a car is to train and bus and night train which takes 2 days 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Spain to Turkey, including transfers.

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Spain to Turkey bus services, operated by Dary Commerce, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Spain to Turkey is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs 75€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140€ - 220€ and takes 2 days 13 h.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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Spain to Turkey bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Spain to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 2075.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Spain and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Istanbul every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Istanbul via Atocha-Renfe, Madrid, and Sofia in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,100
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Albacete
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Gara de sud to Videle
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
softrans.autogari.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Albacete to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Harlau to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
alsa.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Zaragoza to Sofia
Ave. Duration
38 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Madrid to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
dary.bg

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