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Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 5 min

  1. BRU - IST

$91 - $332

7 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 20 min

  1. BRU - SAW

$114 - $777

Train, bus Alpar Turizm  •  36 h 30 min

  1. Ice
  2. Ice / ...

$260 - $331

Bus  •  39 h 50 min

$96 - $216

Train, bus EAAA  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Tha

$199 - $267

Train, night train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Ice
  2. Ice
  3. D

$348 - $511

Drive, train  •  26 h

  1. Ice
  2. M / ...

$384 - $584

Drive  •  24 h 52 min

  1. 1640.7 miles

$340 - $500

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and 11 other airlines fly from Brussels to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Istanbul via Sofia in around 39 h 50 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
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
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
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
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
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
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
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
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
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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
$20 - $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
$112
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
29 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Brussels to Sofia
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Düsseldorf to Burgas
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Istanbul is 2179 km. The road distance is 2625 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Istanbul is to fly which costs 75€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 5 min and costs 75€ - 290€.

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Brussels and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Brussels to Istanbul, including transfers.