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There are 13 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 Ataturk  •  6h 24m

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

$93 - $608

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Fly Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 39m

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

$81 - $370

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Fly Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 36m

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

$123 - $854

Fly Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 7m

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

$123 - $1,203

Fly Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 19m

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

$89 - $466

Fly Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 44m

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

$100 - $712

Train, bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$429 - $544

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia 0800
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$151 - $237

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 13h

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

$161 - $237

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 18h

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

$157 - $171

Train, night train  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$560 - $765

Drive  •  33h 27m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Istanbul 2204.5 miles

$450 - $700

Drive, train  •  39h 54m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  5. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  6. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  7. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Istanbul

$526 - $787

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The cheapest way to get from Spain to Turkey is to fly which costs 70€ - 330€ and takes 8h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Spain to Turkey is to fly which costs 80€ - 550€ and takes 6h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Cibeles and arriving at Istanbul via Madrid and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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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 which takes 2 days 1h and costs 370€ - 480€.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Spain to Turkey, including transfers.

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Spain to Turkey bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Spain to Turkey is to fly which takes 6h 24m and costs 80€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 210€ and takes 2 days 5h.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 25m.

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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: 6h 24m

What companies run services between Spain and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and eight other airlines fly from Barcelona to Istanbul every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Istanbul via Intercambiador De Avenida De América, Madrid, and Sofia in around 2 days 5h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,500
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $2,500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Tunis
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Madrid to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130
Schedules at
dary.bg

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Yes, the driving distance between Spain to Turkey is 3527 km. It takes approximately 33h 27m to drive from Spain to Turkey.

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Tarom, Air Algérie, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Turkey. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Spain to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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