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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 42 min

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

$64 - $335

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 7 min

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

$76 - $509

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 24 min

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

$65 - $423

Train, bus  •  33 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$213 - $262

Bus Arda Tur  •  37 h 33 min

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

$112 - $138

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  38 h 21 min

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

$143 - $169

Bus via Burgas  •  42 h 38 min

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

$126 - $140

Train, night train  •  45 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Gesundbrunnen to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$309 - $449

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 55€ - 300€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 300€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Istanbul via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, Berlin and Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 33 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 52 min and costs 180€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Berlin to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Berlin to Istanbul bus services, operated by Arda Tur, depart from Berlin station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 42 min and costs 55€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95€ - 120€ and takes 37 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 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 42 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Onur Air and eight other airlines fly from Berlin to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin to Istanbul via S+U Zoologischer Garten/Jebensstr., S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB, Berlin, and Haskovo in around 37 h 33 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk 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 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
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 Gesundbrunnen to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
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
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Berlin to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Berlin to Burgas
Ave. Duration
33 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
29 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
racicbg.com

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 12:45 PM in Berlin and 2:45 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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Onur Air, Air Serbia, AtlasGlobal and four other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2333+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 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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