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There are 14 ways to get from Aachen to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, night train, taxi or car

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CGN - IST

$117 - $329

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) DUS - IST

$91 - $302

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Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BRU - IST

$110 - $382

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) CGN - SAW

$104 - $323

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) DUS - SAW

$103 - $326

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) FRA - IST

$122 - $321

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Heerlen to Eindhoven
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) AMS - IST

$95 - $271

Train, bus to Luxembourg, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Liège-Guillemins
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
  3. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) LUX - IST

$150 - $604

Train, bus  •  36h 8m

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$223 - $302

Bus Georg  •  43h 30m

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

$164 - $383

Train, night train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  5. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  6. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$324 - $479

Bus Karat-S  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N84 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal to Burgas Bus Station South
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$138 - $203

Taxi, train, drive  •  24h 42m

  1. Take a taxi from Aachen to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  4. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Istanbul

$531 - $752

Drive  •  23h 34m

  1. Drive from Aachen to Istanbul 1553.8 miles

$320 - $480

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 8h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aachen to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Aachen and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 30m.

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The distance between Aachen and Istanbul is 2063 km. The road distance is 2486.1 km.

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The best way to get from Aachen to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 36h 8m and costs 190€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Aachen to Istanbul, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Aachen. It is currently 10:23 PM in Aachen and 12:23 AM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 1289.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Aachen, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Aachen to Istanbul via Haskovo in around 43h 30m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Luxembourg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Luxembourg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$24 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
Train from Aachen Central Station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Aachen Central Station to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Heerlen to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
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 Liège to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Aachen, Aachen Henricistraße to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Aachen to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
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
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Cologne / Bonn Airport Busterminal to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
39h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
Karat-S
Other operators
Taxi from Aachen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Taxi-Mini-Car GmbH
Phone
+49 241/900700
Website
taxi-minicar-aachen.de
Central Car Autovermietung
Phone
+49 241/406487
Website
central-car.de
Alfa Funkzentrale GmbH
Phone
+49 241/22222
Website
alfataxi.de

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