There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Istanbul (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

Bus Ruse Bus  •  44 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia 0800
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

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  •  47 h 44 min

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

$292 - $382

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

Bus, train, night train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Wien Hbf R
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$328 - $456

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 costs 75€ - 550€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Gran Via-Bilbao and arriving at Istanbul via Barcelona and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 18 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 bus which takes 44 h 18 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs 75€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 44 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1394.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

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 Gran Via-Selva de Mar, Barcelona, and Sofia in around 44 h 18 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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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 42 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, 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
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ventimiglia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
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
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
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
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $26
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
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
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Barcelona to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Ferry operators

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