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

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul  •  5h 57m

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

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6h 56m

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

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Train to Rotterdam, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 56m

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

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul  •  8h 19m

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

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 18m

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

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 8m

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

Train, bus via Hanover  •  33h 40m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Hannover Hbf Ic
  2. Take the bus from Hannover to Suva Reka
  3. Take the bus from Suva Reka to Skopje
  4. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

Bus  •  38h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Bosanski Brod
  2. Take the bus from Slavonski Brod to Beograd
  3. Take the bus from Belgrade to Istanbul Hotel Montenegro

Train, bus  •  40h 53m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic
  2. Take the bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Sofia
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali 493

Train, bus, night bus  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the bus from Duisburg Mercatorstrasse to Burgas Bus Station South
  4. Take the night bus from Burgas to İstanbul Esenler bus station

Night train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Wien Hbf Nj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

Drive, car train  •  26h 42m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich East Station
  3. Drive from Munich East Station to Istanbul

Drive  •  24h 26m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul Esenler Otogar 2657.4 km

Amsterdam to Istanbul by train, walk, bus and night bus

The journey time between Amsterdam and Istanbul is around 2 days 4h and covers a distance of around 3101 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 47m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), VIAS Rail GmbH, Karat-S and others, the Amsterdam to Istanbul service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in İstanbul Esenler bus station. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

3 Weekly Services
2 days 4h Average Duration
5.780 ₺ Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which costs €100 - €260 and takes 6h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs €110 - €310.

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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 Hotel Montenegro via Slavonski Brod and Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Yenikapi via Wien Hbf, Gara Bucureşti Nord and Halkali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2h.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Istanbul is 2211 km. The road distance is 2657.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus via Hanover which takes 33h 40m and costs €150 - €260.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Istanbul bus services, operated by Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic, depart from Amsterdam station.

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Amsterdam to Istanbul train services, operated by Nightjet, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs €110 - €310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €110 - €180 and takes 38h 14m.

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  • Distance: 2210.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

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

Turkish Airlines, KLM and six other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Istanbul Esenler Otogar hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Bosanski Brod, Slavonski Brod, Beograd, and Belgrade in around 38h 14m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 18.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
6.000 ₺ - 20.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6.500 ₺ - 20.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 17.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
6.000 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 18.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Rotterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Rotterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Eindhoven to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.800 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.500 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7.500 ₺ - 26.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.000 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7.500 ₺ - 25.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8.500 ₺ - 34.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 17.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 18.000 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8.000 ₺ - 23.000 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
15.000 ₺ - 50.000 ₺
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
350 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
350 ₺ - 500 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
750 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
1.300 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
490 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
490 ₺ - 700 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
1.200 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
2.000 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
1.900 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
3.300 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
430 ₺ - 650 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
European Sleeper
Email
info@europeansleeper.eu
Website
europeansleeper.eu
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Schedules at
europeansleeper.eu
Seats - Budget
1.300 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
+35929311111
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
360 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
https://www.bdz.bg/en
2nd Class
360 ₺ - 550 ₺
1st Class
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
14h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
https://www.bdz.bg/en
2nd Class
450 ₺ - 650 ₺
1st Class
650 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Schedules at
vias-online.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
4.200 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Seating Carriage
2.100 ₺ - 4.100 ₺
Couchette Carriage
4.400 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich East Station
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Globtour
Phone
+387 36 651-393
Email
info@globtour.com
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Hannover to Suva Reka
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Website
Globtour
Vector
Phone
045 119 284
Email
info@vectortravelgroup.com
Website
vectortravelgroup.com
Bus from Suva Reka to Skopje
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 290 ₺
Schedules at
vectortravelgroup.com
Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic
Phone
+49 (0)7051 93 03 44
Email
info@prosicbus.com
Website
prosicbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam to Bosanski Brod
Ave. Duration
17h 48m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Website
http://www.prosicbus.com
Schedules at
http://www.prosicbus.com/#redvoznje-faq
Lasta
Phone
0800 334 334
Email
iuc@lasta.rs
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Beograd
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
370 ₺ - 650 ₺
Schedules at
lasta.rs
Book at
lasta.rs
Citylines
Phone
+3590885700870
Email
support@citylines.eu
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Belgrade to Istanbul Hotel Montenegro
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Schedules at
citylines.eu
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
40h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
4.000 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Website
https://www.karat-s.com/
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Burgas to İstanbul Esenler bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Amsterdam to Istanbul bus services, operated by Citylines, arrive at Istanbul Hotel Montenegro station.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Amsterdam. It is currently 1:12 AM in Amsterdam and 3:12 AM in Istanbul.

Amsterdam to Istanbul train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Halkali station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Istanbul is 2657 km. It takes approximately 24h 26m to drive from Amsterdam to Istanbul.

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Air Serbia, KLM, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €16.

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