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

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Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Istanbul (IST) BRU - IST

$96 - $337

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Train to Charleroi, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) CRL - SAW

$95 - $432

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Train to Brussels, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BRU - SAW

$118 - $781

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Istanbul  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Istanbul (IST) AMS - IST

$118 - $298

Train, bus  •  39 h

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$249 - $339

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  43 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Gent Sint-Pietersplein to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$137 - $227

Bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 3 h

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

$138 - $186

Train, night train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  6. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$363 - $539

Drive, train  •  27 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Istanbul

$412 - $624

Drive  •  25 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Istanbul 1695 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Brugge Kruispoort and arriving at Istanbul via Eeklo Station perron 9, Gent Tolpoort, Gent Sint-Pietersplein and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 57 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Istanbul is 2267 km. The road distance is 2712 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 39 h and costs 210€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Bruges to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Bruges to Istanbul bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Gent Sint-Pietersplein station.

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

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Bruges to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Bruges. It is currently 9:26 AM in Bruges and 10:26 AM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 1416.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Bruges to Istanbul via Eeklo Station perron 9, Gent Tolpoort, Gent Sint-Pietersplein, and Sofia in around 43 h 57 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brugge to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$24 - $27
1st Class
$34 - $38
Train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Brugge to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $27
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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
$82
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Gent Sint-Pietersplein to Sofia
Ave. Duration
30 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Brugge to Sofia
Ave. Duration
39 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
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

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