There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train, car ferry 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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Fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 14 min

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

$93 - $608

8 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 44 min

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

$101 - $713

Train, bus  •  43 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to München Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$377 - $430

Bus Yubim  •  45 h 30 min

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

$167 - $234

Bus Georg  •  2 days 1 h

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

$307 - $390

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 2 h

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

$148 - $159

Train, night train  •  2 days 9 h

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

$507 - $696

Car ferry, drive  •  41 h 35 min

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

$409 - $606

Drive  •  27 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Istanbul 1837.1 miles

$370 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Istanbul is to bus which costs 125€ - 140€ and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs 75€ - 550€.

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The distance between Barcelona and Istanbul is 2232 km. The road distance is 2939 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Barcelona to Istanbul, including transfers.

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

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Istanbul every 3 hours. 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
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul 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 via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Strasbourg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
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 Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
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
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
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
$109
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $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
$280 - $360
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
$124
Schedules at
dary.bg
Ferry operators

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