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.

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Fly Amsterdam to Istanbul  •  6 h 6 min

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

$68 - $223

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Fly Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 31 min

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

$80 - $337

Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 59 min

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

$141 - $404

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 44 min

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

$154 - $370

Train, bus  •  37 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$226 - $337

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  43 h

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

$111 - $209

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  47 h 22 min

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

$130 - $186

Train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf 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

$347 - $520

Drive, train  •  26 h 49 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 Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Istanbul

$406 - $625

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€ - 190€ and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 6 h 6 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 43 h.

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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 25 min and costs 190€ - 290€.

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

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Amsterdam to Istanbul bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Amsterdam station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 6 min and costs 55€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 180€ and takes 43 h.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 9:08 PM in Amsterdam and 10:08 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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  • Distance: 1381.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 6 min

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

Turkish Airlines, KLM and 11 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 23 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
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
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 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Konya
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday
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 Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 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
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
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
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
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 - $100
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 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$95 - $120
First
$190 - $200
Second Class
$55 - $130
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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 Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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
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
$30 - $65
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

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