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

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Istanbul (IST) BER - IST

824 ₺ - 1.255 ₺

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Bus, night bus  •  30h 18m

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

515 ₺ - 704 ₺

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BER - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

528 ₺ - 1.585 ₺

Train to Leipzig, fly to Istanbul  •  6h 59m

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

1.771 ₺ - 5.176 ₺

Bus via Plovdiv  •  37h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Bus Station South Hamburg - Plovdiv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari

811 ₺ - 1.002 ₺

Bus  •  41h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Burgas Central Bus Station West Berlin - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Burgas West to Otogar

878 ₺ - 1.075 ₺

Bus via Galați  •  45h 4m

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

Train, night train  •  47h 32m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.801 ₺ - 2.943 ₺

Drive  •  20h 35m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Istanbul 2183.6 km

2.000 ₺ - 3.000 ₺

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

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The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to bus and night bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 30h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Istanbul is to fly which costs 90€ - 150€ and takes 5h 59m.

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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 45h 4m.

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The distance between Berlin and Istanbul is 1736 km. The road distance is 2183.6 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Istanbul without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 30h 18m and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m 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 59m and costs 90€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus via Plovdiv, which costs 90€ - 120€ and takes 37h 11m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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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 59m

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

Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia and five other airlines fly from Berlin to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Istanbul via Plovdiv Central Bus Station South, Plovdiv, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 37h 11m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul via Adana
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul via Trabzon
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
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 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
300 ₺ - 420 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
Flixtrain
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 320 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
130 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
130 ₺ - 160 ₺
1st Class
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 650 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 80 ₺
Website
Huntur
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
29h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Racic Eurobus
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Burgas Central Bus Station West
Ave. Duration
34h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Arda Tur
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Burgas West to Otogar
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 95 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
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
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 400 ₺
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Berlin. It is currently 10:58 AM in Berlin and 11:58 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Istanbul is 2184 km. It takes approximately 20h 35m to drive from Berlin to Istanbul.

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Air Serbia, KLM and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 2076+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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