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There are 11 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.

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 1 min

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

$68 - $223

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 36 min

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

$80 - $337

Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 56 min

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

$139 - $402

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CGN - IST

$151 - $367

Train, bus Alpar Turizm  •  37 h 28 min

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

$260 - $340

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  41 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Munich, Munich central bus station N94 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$141 - $172

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  44 h 55 min

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

$132 - $212

Train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$354 - $500

Train, bus KARAT-S  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg Mercatorstrasse to Burgas Bus Station South
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

Drive, train  •  26 h 36 min

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

$401 - $605

Drive  •  25 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul 1667.3 miles

$400 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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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 44 h 55 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Istanbul is 2211 km. The road distance is 2667.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 37 h 28 min and costs 220€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Istanbul bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Amsterdam station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 1 min and costs 55€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 150€ and takes 41 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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

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  • Distance: 1381.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

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

Turkish Airlines, KLM and eight other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 41 h 31 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Koln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Duisburg Mercatorstrasse to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
41 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
karat-s.com

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 2:57 PM in Amsterdam and 4:57 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Istanbul is 2668 km. It takes approximately 25 h 16 min to drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul.

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KLM, AtlasGlobal, Tarom and six other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2370+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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