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There are 12 ways to get from Avignon to Istanbul by train, plane, 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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Train to Marseille, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) MRS - IST

$111 - $596

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Train to Lyon, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) LYS - IST

$112 - $313

Train to Marseille, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MRS - SAW

$118 - $500

Train to Nice, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Antibes
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) NCE - IST

$146 - $333

Train to Lyon, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) LYS - SAW

$129 - $387

Train to Geneva, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) GVA - IST

$158 - $324

Bus  •  37h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Marseille to Shumen
  3. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$243 - $371

Train, bus Alpar Turizm  •  39h 27m

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$381 - $480

Train, bus Georg  •  43h 1m

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
  2. Take the bus from Nîmes to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$273 - $385

Train, bus Dary Commerce  •  45h

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Take the bus from Marseille Saint-Charles to Burgas
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$147 - $168

Train, night train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to München Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  4. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$482 - $626

Drive  •  24h 19m

  1. Drive from Avignon to Istanbul 1586.4 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 100€ - 440€ and takes 8h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Avignon to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Avignon and arriving at Istanbul via Marseille and Shumen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 30m.

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The distance between Avignon and Istanbul is 1999 km. The road distance is 2538.2 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 37h 30m and costs 210€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Avignon to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Avignon to Istanbul bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Avignon station.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Avignon. It is currently 5:47 AM in Avignon and 7:47 AM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 1249.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Avignon, France and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Avignon to Istanbul via Marseille and Shumen in around 37h 30m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Marseille to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via Annaba
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Avignon TGV to Antibes
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Avignon TGV to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $85
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Avignon TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Paris Est to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Avignon Centre to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
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 Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Avignon to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Shumen
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Nîmes to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $300
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Nîmes to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Union Ivkoni
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Marseille Saint-Charles to Burgas
Ave. Duration
34h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
dary.bg

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