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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul by plane, ferry, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul  •  6h 4m

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

804 ₺ - 1.603 ₺

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) AMS - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

448 ₺ - 683 ₺

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Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul  •  8h 3m

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

1.345 ₺ - 3.344 ₺

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul  •  8h 23m

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

1.063 ₺ - 3.158 ₺

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  9h 43m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) DUS - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

687 ₺ - 2.288 ₺

Bus  •  35h 25m

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

897 ₺ - 1.438 ₺

Train, bus  •  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

1.111 ₺ - 1.714 ₺

Train, night train  •  2 days 2h

  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

1.691 ₺ - 3.240 ₺

Night train  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Wien Hbf Nj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  3. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.180 ₺ - 1.908 ₺

Drive  •  24h 29m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul 2662.6 km

2.900 ₺ - 4.200 ₺

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

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The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly and ferry which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 7h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which costs 90€ - 190€ and takes 6h 4m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Istanbul is 2211 km. The road distance is 2662.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 35h 25m and costs 100€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m 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 6h 4m and costs 90€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 35h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 10:57 PM in Amsterdam and 11:57 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Istanbul is 2663 km. It takes approximately 24h 29m to drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul.

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KLM, Tarom, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 2210.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

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

Turkish Airlines, KLM and five other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Istanbul every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Sarajevo, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 35h 25m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Trabzon
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.300 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.100 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Samsun
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Konya
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
460 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.400 ₺
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
490 ₺ - 950 ₺
Website
Thalys
Standard
490 ₺ - 700 ₺
Comfort
600 ₺ - 800 ₺
Premium
700 ₺ - 950 ₺
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
190 ₺ - 440 ₺
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
190 ₺ - 270 ₺
1st Class
310 ₺ - 440 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 400 ₺
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
170 ₺ - 250 ₺
1st Class
290 ₺ - 400 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
310 ₺ - 440 ₺
1st Class
500 ₺ - 750 ₺
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
1.100 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
Ave. Duration
14h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 440 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
140 ₺ - 190 ₺
1st Class
390 ₺ - 440 ₺
Night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
190 ₺ - 250 ₺
1st Class
500 ₺ - 600 ₺
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
130 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
130 ₺ - 160 ₺
1st Class
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 49m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Nightjet
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Schedules at
prosicbus.com
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
Once daily
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
Karat-S
Burgas Bus
Ferry operators

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