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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train, car ferry or car

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BCN - IST

$93 - $608

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BCN - SAW

$100 - $712

Train, bus  •  43 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to München Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$367 - $429

Bus Yubim  •  45 h 30 min

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

$165 - $231

Bus Georg  •  2 days 1 h

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

$303 - $385

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$145 - $157

Train, night train  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  5. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  6. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$483 - $680

Car ferry, drive  •  41 h 35 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Drive from Civitavecchia to Istanbul

$404 - $599

Drive  •  27 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Istanbul 1837.1 miles

$370 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Istanbul is to bus which costs 120€ - 140€ and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Istanbul is to fly which costs 80€ - 550€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 30 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Istanbul is 2232 km. The road distance is 2939.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 43 h 50 min and costs 310€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Barcelona to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Istanbul bus services, operated by Yubim, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 24 min and costs 80€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 45 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1394.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and eight other airlines fly from Barcelona to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Istanbul via Sofia in around 45 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Strasbourg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
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
Night 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
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
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.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
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Barcelona to Burgas
Ave. Duration
42 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
dary.bg
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Barcelona. It is currently 5:14 PM in Barcelona and 7:14 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Istanbul is 2939 km. It takes approximately 27 h 51 min to drive from Barcelona to Istanbul.

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Tarom, Air Algérie, Air France and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2333+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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