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There are 13 ways to get from Barcelona to Turkey 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 Ataturk  •  6h 24m

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

$93 - $608

12 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 44m

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

$100 - $712

Fly to Antalya  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Antalya (AYT) BCN - AYT

$116 - $195

Fly to Izmir  •  8h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Izmir (ADB) BCN - ADB

$113 - $208

Fly to Ankara  •  9h 17m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Ankara (ESB) BCN - ESB

$94 - $239

Fly to Kayseri  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Kayseri (ASR) BCN - ASR

$133 - $449

Train, bus  •  43h 50m

  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  •  45h 30m

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

$165 - $231

Bus Georg  •  2 days 1h

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

$303 - $385

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 2h

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

$145 - $157

Train, night train  •  2 days 10h

  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  •  41h 35m

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

$404 - $599

Drive  •  27h 51m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Istanbul 1837.1 miles

$370 - $550

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

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

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

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The distance between Barcelona and Turkey is 2784 km. The road distance is 2939.3 km.

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

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Barcelona to Turkey, including transfers.

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

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

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

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 1740.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 24m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and eight other airlines fly from Barcelona to Istanbul every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Istanbul via Sofia in around 45h 30m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Ankara via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Kayseri via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $3,300
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,400
Flights from Barcelona to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Barcelona to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Kayseri via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Barcelona to Kayseri via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Ankara via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via London Luton
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Barcelona to Kayseri via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Kayseri via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
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
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Antalya via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,100
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
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
5h 32m
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
3h 43m
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
1h 46m
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
5h 58m
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
2h 52m
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
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
6h 24m
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
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Metro Plus
Website
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
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
42h 45m
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
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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Turkey is 2h ahead of Barcelona. It is currently 12:47 PM in Barcelona and 2:47 PM in Turkey.

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

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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 three+ hotels available in Turkey. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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