There are 7 ways to get from Belgrade to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Istanbul (IST) BEG - IST

$59 - $226

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  22 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Beograd centar to Niš 790
  2. Take the train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
  3. Take the train from Dragoman to Nadezha
  4. Take the night train from Sofia to Halkali

$39 - $63

5 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BEG - SAW

$86 - $1,110

Bus Metro Plus  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Belgrade to Niš
  2. Take the bus from Niš to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$49 - $109

Bus Ozlem Tours  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
  2. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul

$56 - $93

Train, bus  •  23 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Belgrade to Skopje 335
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Istanbul

$61 - $157

Drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Belgrade to Istanbul 591.9 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belgrade to Istanbul is to train and night train which costs RSD 3900 - RSD 6500 and takes 22 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belgrade to Istanbul is to fly which costs RSD 5500 - RSD 23000 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belgrade to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Belgrade and arriving at Istanbul via Niš and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 10 min.

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The distance between Belgrade and Istanbul is 809 km. The road distance is 947.1 km.

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The best way to get from Belgrade to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 10 min and costs RSD 5000 - RSD 12000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Belgrade to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Belgrade to Istanbul bus services, operated by Nis Ekspres, depart from Belgrade station.

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The best way to get from Belgrade to Istanbul is to fly which takes 4 h 40 min and costs RSD 5500 - RSD 23000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs RSD 5000 - RSD 12000 and takes 17 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Belgrade to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 505.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Belgrade, Serbia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal and three other airlines fly from Belgrade to Istanbul 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Belgrade to Istanbul via Niš and Sofia in around 17 h 10 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Belgrade to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Train operators
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Belgrade to Skopje
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $110
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Beograd centar to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Train from Niš to Dimitrovgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $5
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Dragoman to Nadezha
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
BS Tours
Phone
011 761-4693
Email
bstours@verat.net
Website
bstours.rs
Bus from Belgrade to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
bstours.rs
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Niš to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
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
Sandžaktrans AD Novi Pazar
Phone
+381 20318354
Email
sandzaktrans@kavim-serbia.rs
Website
sandzaktrans.rs
Bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sandzaktrans.rs
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Blueline MNE
Phone
+382 31 33 51 00
Website
blueline-mne.com
Bus from Belgrade to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $22
Schedules at
blueline-mne.com
Blue Line
Website
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
Bus from Beograd to Novi Pazar
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
autobuskiprevoz-blueline.rs
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
ms.mk

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