There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) VIE - IST

$84 - $204

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EuroNight, train, night train  •  37 h 46 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$68 - $102

5 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) VIE - SAW

$71 - $258

Bus Georg  •  25 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$170 - $232

Train, bus  •  26 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$101 - $117

Bus Arda Tur  •  29 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$95 - $98

Drive  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Istanbul 974.2 miles

$200 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Wien and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 30 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Istanbul is 1274 km. The road distance is 1558.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Vienna to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Vienna to Istanbul bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Wien station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25 h 30 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Vienna. It is currently 7:34 PM in Vienna and 8:34 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Istanbul is 1559 km. It takes approximately 15 h 8 min to drive from Vienna to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 796.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Air Moldova and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Istanbul via Haskovo in around 25 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Vienna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 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 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Wien to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
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
$70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Wien to Burgas
Ave. Duration
21 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
ardatur.bg

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Aegean Airlines, Air Moldova, Austrian Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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