There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, 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 Berlin Tegel to Istanbul  •  5 h 47 min

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

$64 - $335

8 alternative options

Fly Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 2 min

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

$77 - $509

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 15 min

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

$66 - $423

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

$229 - $280

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 26 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Wien 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

$331 - $485

Bus EAAA  •  2 days 0 h

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

$120 - $166

Drive  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Istanbul 1366.5 miles

$280 - $420

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

Turkish Airlines, Onur Air and nine 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 Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Adana
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
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
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
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
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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
$106
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
$118
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
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Berlin to Burgas
Ave. Duration
40 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Berlin and Istanbul is 1736 km. The road distance is 2186 km.

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

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

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.

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