There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Amsterdam to Istanbul  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Istanbul (IST) AMS - IST

$68 - $235

9 alternative options

Fly Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) AMS - SAW

$81 - $350

Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Istanbul (IST) BRU - IST

$139 - $403

Train, bus Alpar Turizm  •  37 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$262 - $340

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  43 h

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

$108 - $207

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  47 h 22 min

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

$128 - $184

Train, bus EAAA  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Cologne to Burgas
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$164 - $244

Train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$357 - $518

Drive, train  •  26 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Istanbul

$400 - $603

Drive  •  25 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul 1667.3 miles

$400 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs 55€ - 210€.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Istanbul is 2211 km. The road distance is 2668 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul, including transfers.

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

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What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, KLM and 10 other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Sofia in around 43 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,600
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
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
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
NS International
Website
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
nsinternational.nl
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
ns.nl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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 - $21
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
$108
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Cologne to Burgas
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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