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There are 13 ways to get from Bruges to Istanbul by train, plane, 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.

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Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BRU - IST

$101 - $348

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Train to Charleroi, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 29m

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

$95 - $431

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Train to Brussels, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BRU - SAW

$123 - $792

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9h 30m

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

$96 - $273

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) AMS - SAW

$108 - $387

Train, train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  3. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CGN - IST

$152 - $375

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) DUS - IST

$143 - $365

Train, bus Alpar Turizm  •  39h

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid 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

$258 - $348

Train, bus Union Ivkoni  •  47h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gent to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$102 - $196

Bus  •  2 days 1h

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

$139 - $211

Train, night train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid 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 night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  6. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$349 - $539

Drive, train  •  27h 12m

  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 Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  4. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Istanbul

$407 - $614

Drive  •  25h 44m

  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 85€ - 310€ and takes 7h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 310€ and takes 7h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Brugge and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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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 39h and costs 220€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Bruges to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Bruges to Istanbul bus services, operated by Radina VIP, depart from Brugge station.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Bruges. It is currently 2:13 PM in Bruges and 4:13 PM in Istanbul.

Map of how to get from Bruges to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1416.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 24m

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

You can take a bus from Bruges to Istanbul via Sofia in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Charleroi to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
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
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Ghent to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Brugge to Sofia
Ave. Duration
39h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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