There are 12 ways to get from Aachen to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, night train, taxi 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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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 58 min

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

$119 - $331

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 39 min

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

$92 - $297

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Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 20 min

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

$126 - $384

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 18 min

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

$106 - $325

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h

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

$104 - $321

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 56 min

  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 (IST) FRA - IST

$128 - $322

Train, bus  •  36 h 8 min

  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

$215 - $294

Bus Georg  •  43 h 30 min

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

$168 - $391

Bus Radina VIP  •  45 h 38 min

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

$142 - $202

Train, night train  •  2 days 0 h

  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(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$330 - $510

Taxi, train, drive  •  24 h 56 min

  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 Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Istanbul

$540 - $767

Drive  •  23 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Aachen to Istanbul 1553.8 miles

$320 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Aachen to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 280€ and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aachen to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 58 min.

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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 43 h 30 min.

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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 36 h 8 min and costs 180€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min 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 Apt Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Aachen. It is currently 10:55 PM in Aachen and 11:55 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Aachen to Istanbul is 2486 km. It takes approximately 23 h 34 min to drive from Aachen to Istanbul.

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Lufthansa, Onur Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 1289.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 58 min

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

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

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $4,900
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
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
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
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 Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
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
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
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
37 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Aachen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Other operators
Taxi from Aachen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
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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