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There are 9 ways to get from Bratislava to Istanbul by bus, plane, train, 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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Bus to Vienna, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) VIE - IST

$74 - $197

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Bus Racic Eurobus  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul

$25 - $50

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Bus to Vienna, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) VIE - SAW

$61 - $251

Train to Budapest, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BUD - IST

$100 - $319

Train, bus  •  27 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Wien Hbf Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz Rj / ...
  3. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$111 - $138

Bus Omega Group  •  29 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Otogar

$113 - $161

Train, night train  •  37 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Szolnok to Arad Ic
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$90 - $125

EuroNight, night train, bus  •  40 h 51 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Hegyeshalom to Gara de Nord D
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
  3. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$60 - $91

Drive  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Istanbul 947.6 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Istanbul is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 23 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Istanbul is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bratislava to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Bratislava and arriving at Istanbul via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 25 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Istanbul is 1226 km. The road distance is 1516.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 25 min and costs 22€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Bratislava to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Istanbul bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, depart from Bratislava station.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Bratislava. It is currently 2:48 AM in Bratislava and 4:48 AM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 766.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Bratislava to Istanbul via Plovdiv in around 23 h 25 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Vienna to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Vienna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
slovakrail.sk
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
Train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Arad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Hegyeshalom to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
18 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
cd.cz
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
Night train from Hegyeshalom to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
18 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Bratislava to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bratislava to Shumen
Ave. Duration
18 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Otogar
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Istanbul is 1516 km. It takes approximately 14 h 45 min to drive from Bratislava to Istanbul.

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Air Moldova, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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