There are 10 ways to get from Bremen to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Bremen to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h

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

1.048 ₺ - 2.943 ₺

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Bus via Sofia  •  41h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

525 ₺ - 684 ₺

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

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

1.050 ₺ - 2.469 ₺

Train to Hannover, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 13m

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

1.026 ₺ - 3.226 ₺

Train to Hamburg, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HAM - SAW

618 ₺ - 2.203 ₺

Train, bus  •  35h 10m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

1.437 ₺ - 1.769 ₺

Train, bus via Hanover  •  35h 35m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

1.415 ₺ - 2.081 ₺

Bus  •  41h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Sarajevo N1970
  2. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

929 ₺ - 1.048 ₺

Train, night train  •  47h 38m

  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 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

1.800 ₺ - 3.131 ₺

Drive  •  23h 12m

  1. Drive from Bremen to Istanbul 2454.9 km

2.200 ₺ - 3.200 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Bremen to Istanbul is to bus via Sofia which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 41h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Bremen to Istanbul is to fly which costs 130€ - 390€ and takes 5h.

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The distance between Bremen and Istanbul is 2019 km. The road distance is 2454.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 35h 10m and costs 190€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 5h 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 5h and costs 130€ - 390€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 140€ and takes 41h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Bremen Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Bremen. It is currently 12:56 AM in Bremen and 1:56 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Bremen to Istanbul is 2455 km. It takes approximately 23h 12m to drive from Bremen to Istanbul.

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

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  • Distance: 2019.1 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Bremen to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bremen to Istanbul via Sarajevo, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 41h 34m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Adana
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 4.500 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
330 ₺ - 460 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 470 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
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
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 290 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 300 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
29 ₺ - 40 ₺
Website
HVV
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
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 500 ₺
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 210 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 400 ₺
Website
Railjet
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
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
511 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
309 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Halilovic Bus
Phone
+387 35 630-532
Email
info@halilovicbus.ba
Website
halilovicbus.ba
Bus from Bremen to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
halilovicbus.ba
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bremen to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bremen to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 600 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺
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
150 ₺ - 220 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com

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