There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Barcelona by plane, bus, train, car or car ferry

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 from Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 6 min

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

$92 - $609

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Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 25 min

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

$99 - $715

Bus Ruse Bus  •  43 h 31 min

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

$127 - $195

Bus, train  •  44 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$368 - $433

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 2 h

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

$147 - $158

Bus Georg  •  2 days 2 h

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

$295 - $386

Drive, carferry  •  41 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the carferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona

$404 - $592

Drive  •  28 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Barcelona 1837.2 miles

$370 - $550

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Gran Via-Roger de Flor via Sofia and Gran Via-Pl dels Porxos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 31 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Barcelona is 2232 km. The road distance is 2939.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Istanbul to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Barcelona bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 43 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 45 min.

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Istanbul to Barcelona bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:29 AM in Istanbul and 9:29 AM in Barcelona.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Barcelona is 2940 km. It takes approximately 28 h 7 min to drive from Istanbul to Barcelona.

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  • Distance: 1394.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Barcelona, Spain?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Barcelona via Sofia, Barcelona, and Gran Via-Pl dels Porxos in around 43 h 31 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$92
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
42 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$123
Schedules at
dary.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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Air Algérie, KLM, Ukraine International Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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