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There are 12 ways to get from Bremen to Istanbul by plane, train, ferry, bus, night bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Bremen to Istanbul  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Istanbul (IST) BRE - IST

1.600 ₺ - 4.114 ₺

Cheapest option

Train to Hamburg, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HAM - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

552 ₺ - 2.677 ₺

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Train to Hamburg, fly to Istanbul  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Istanbul (IST) HAM - IST

948 ₺ - 3.847 ₺

Train to Hannover, fly to Istanbul  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Istanbul (IST) HAJ - IST

1.052 ₺ - 3.997 ₺

Fly Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BRE - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

1.307 ₺ - 3.466 ₺

Train to Hannover, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  8h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HAJ - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

686 ₺ - 2.827 ₺

Train, bus, night bus  •  33h 47m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Leipzig to Sofia
  4. Take the night bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari

1.071 ₺ - 2.361 ₺

Bus via Sofia  •  35h 53m

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

1.012 ₺ - 1.329 ₺

Bus  •  41h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Novi Sad
  2. Take the bus from Novi Sad to Istanbul

Bus, night train  •  45h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Halkali Bosphor Express

917 ₺ - 1.147 ₺

Train, night train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.795 ₺ - 3.631 ₺

Drive  •  22h 19m

  1. Drive from Bremen to Istanbul 2448.5 km

2.300 ₺ - 3.400 ₺

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Yes, entry into Germany from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Bremen to Istanbul is to bus and night train, which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 45h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Bremen to Istanbul is to fly which costs 180€ - 480€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The distance between Bremen and Istanbul is 2019 km. The road distance is 2448.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 33h 47m and costs 120€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Bremen to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6h 1m and costs 180€ - 480€. Alternatively, you can bus via Sofia, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 35h 53m.

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The quickest flight from Bremen Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Bremen. It is currently 4:31 PM in Bremen and 5:31 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Bremen to Istanbul is 2448 km. It takes approximately 22h 19m to drive from Bremen to Istanbul.

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Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Bremen Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 2019.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

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

Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Bremen to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bremen to Istanbul via Sofia, Sofia Serdica Bus Station, Istanbul Büyük Otogari, and Otogar in around 35h 53m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.100 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Trabzon
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 4.500 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Adana
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 4.400 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Sivas
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Dalaman
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Adana
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Samsun
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Konya
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Kayseri
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Train operators
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
390 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 330 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 350 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 90 ₺
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 950 ₺
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 950 ₺
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 200 ₺
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 240 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Stara Zagora to Halkali
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
80 ₺ - 95 ₺
1st Class
95 ₺ - 120 ₺
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 ₺
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Leipzig to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
400 ₺ - 600 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bremen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
25h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
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
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Bremen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Bus from Bremen to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Schedules at
radinavip.com
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
180 ₺ - 260 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com
Panonija Bus
Website
panonijabus.com
Bus from Bremen to Novi Sad
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
panonijabus.com
Book at
panonijabus.com
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Novi Sad to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
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