There are 13 ways to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train, car or car train

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 58m

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

696 ₺ - 1.988 ₺

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 33m

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

484 ₺ - 1.522 ₺

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) DUS - IST

1.085 ₺ - 3.817 ₺

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

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

1.266 ₺ - 2.456 ₺

Train to Rotterdam, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 34m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) RTM - SAW

1.121 ₺ - 3.536 ₺

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) DUS - SAW

1.103 ₺ - 2.151 ₺

Bus  •  36h 25m

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

832 ₺ - 1.184 ₺

Train, bus via Cologne  •  37h 35m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

1.093 ₺ - 2.038 ₺

Train, bus  •  41h 59m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to Salzburg Hbf Rjx
  3. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

Train, night train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.567 ₺ - 2.895 ₺

Train, bus #2  •  2 days 2h

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

1.048 ₺ - 1.612 ₺

Drive, car train  •  30h 59m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Istanbul

1.973 ₺ - 3.336 ₺

Drive  •  25h 7m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul 2670.7 km

2.700 ₺ - 4.000 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to bus which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 36h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 5h 58m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Istanbul is 2211 km. The road distance is 2670.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 36h 25m and costs 110€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 58m and costs 90€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 36h 25m.

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

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 11:39 AM in Amsterdam and 12:39 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Istanbul is 2671 km. It takes approximately 25h 7m to drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul.

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

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  • Distance: 2210.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 58m

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 Sarajevo, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 36h 25m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Gaziantep
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.170 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Konya
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Flights from Rotterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.300 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 4.100 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 4.600 ₺
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 4.100 ₺
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Train operators
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 380 ₺
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
160 ₺ - 230 ₺
1st Class
270 ₺ - 380 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
85 ₺ - 120 ₺
1st Class
140 ₺ - 200 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 430 ₺
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
180 ₺ - 260 ₺
1st Class
310 ₺ - 430 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
270 ₺ - 380 ₺
1st Class
450 ₺ - 650 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 350 ₺
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
150 ₺ - 210 ₺
1st Class
250 ₺ - 350 ₺
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
Thalys
Standard
430 ₺ - 600 ₺
Comfort
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Premium
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
390 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
12h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 210 ₺
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Kufstein to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
110 ₺ - 140 ₺
1st Class
140 ₺ - 170 ₺
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 900 ₺
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
447 ₺
Motorcycle
750 ₺
Vehicle
826 ₺
Bus operators
Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic
Phone
+387 (0)37 314 378
Email
info@prosicbus.com
Website
prosicbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
20h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 900 ₺
Schedules at
prosicbus.com
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
309 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
511 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
473 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
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
41h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Karat-S
Burgas Bus

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