There are 10 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  •  5h 42m

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

770 ₺ - 3.212 ₺

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 7m

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

588 ₺ - 1.046 ₺

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Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 11m

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

688 ₺ - 1.970 ₺

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SXF - IST

1.670 ₺ - 3.736 ₺

Train to Leipzig, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) LEJ - IST

1.228 ₺ - 3.849 ₺

Train, bus  •  33h 57m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

1.315 ₺ - 1.934 ₺

Bus via Sofia  •  37h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station Berlin - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari Pernik - Istanbul

731 ₺ - 950 ₺

Bus  •  46h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - ZOB to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Istanbul - Aksaray

Train, night train  •  47h 37m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

906 ₺ - 1.871 ₺

Drive  •  21h 4m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Istanbul 2189.7 km

1.900 ₺ - 2.900 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which costs 75€ - 140€ and takes 7h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which costs 100€ - 430€ and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Berlin - ZOB and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Galaţi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 4m.

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The distance between Berlin and Istanbul is 1736 km. The road distance is 2189.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 33h 57m and costs 170€ - 260€.

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

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Berlin to Istanbul bus services, operated by Transmarian, depart from Berlin - ZOB station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 42m and costs 100€ - 430€. Alternatively, you can bus via Sofia, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 37h 34m.

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

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Berlin to Istanbul bus services, operated by TransEvren, arrive at Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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  • Distance: 1735.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Berlin to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Istanbul via Sofia Central Bus Station, Sofia Serdica Bus Station, Istanbul Büyük Otogari, and Otogar in around 37h 34m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Istanbul Ataturk via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Istanbul Ataturk via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.900 ₺
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Istanbul Ataturk via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Istanbul Ataturk via Cairo
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Istanbul Ataturk via Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.900 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 370 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 380 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 280 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 290 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 390 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
360 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 400 ₺
Website
Railjet
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 270 ₺
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
75 ₺ - 110 ₺
1st Class
170 ₺ - 270 ₺
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 450 ₺
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
40 ₺ - 55 ₺
1st Class
120 ₺ - 140 ₺
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 380 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
130 ₺ - 170 ₺
1st Class
340 ₺ - 380 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
110 ₺ - 140 ₺
1st Class
140 ₺ - 170 ₺
Bus operators
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 270 ₺
Website
Arda Tur
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
86 ₺
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 230 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Berlin - ZOB to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
28h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Galaţi to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 350 ₺
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 11:38 AM in Berlin and 12:38 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Istanbul is 2190 km. It takes approximately 21h 4m to drive from Berlin to Istanbul.

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KLM, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2906+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ 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€ - 3€.

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