There are 8 ways to get from Berlin to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Istanbul  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Istanbul (IST) TXL - IST

$64 - $335

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TXL - SAW

$76 - $509

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) SXF - SAW

$65 - $409

Train, bus  •  33 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$205 - $255

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  36 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul

$143 - $167

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  39 h 27 min

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

$84 - $162

Train, night train  •  46 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$308 - $461

Drive  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Istanbul 1366.5 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Berlin and arriving at Istanbul via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 59 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Istanbul is 1736 km. The road distance is 2186.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 41 min and costs 170€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Berlin to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Berlin to Istanbul bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, depart from Berlin station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs 50€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 150€ and takes 36 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1085 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Berlin to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin to Istanbul via Plovdiv in around 36 h 59 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
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 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
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
$82
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
29 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$117
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Union Ivkoni
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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 12:57 PM in Berlin and 1:57 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Istanbul is 2186 km. It takes approximately 20 h 59 min to drive from Berlin to Istanbul.

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KLM, Air France, Ukraine International Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 2315+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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