There are 12 ways to get from Brussels to Istanbul by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Brussels to Istanbul  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Istanbul (IST) BRU - IST

$76 - $331

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Fly Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BRU - SAW

$98 - $774

Fly Charleroi to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) CRL - SAW

$84 - $413

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Istanbul (IST) CGN - IST

$144 - $356

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) AMS - SAW

$129 - $401

Train, bus Alpar Turizm  •  37 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München Hbf Ice
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$212 - $321

Bus  •  39 h 50 min

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

$120 - $211

Train, bus EAAA  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the bus from Cologne to Burgas
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$166 - $232

Train, bus Georg  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Eupen Ic
  2. Take the bus from Aachen to Haskovo
  3. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$171 - $385

Train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$355 - $528

Drive, train  •  26 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Istanbul

$392 - $585

Drive  •  24 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Istanbul 1640.7 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Istanbul is to fly which costs 65€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Istanbul is to fly which costs 65€ - 300€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Istanbul is 2179 km. The road distance is 2625.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Brussels to Istanbul, including transfers.

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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.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1362.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and 10 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
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 Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Konya
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
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
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
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 Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
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
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 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
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$90 - $120
First
$185 - $195
Second Class
$50 - $120
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $200
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 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Eupen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$23 - $35
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
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 - $21
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
$78
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 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.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
$250 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Aachen to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
37 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $340
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
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Cologne to Burgas
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
matpu.com

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