Travel from Budapest to Istanbul

Bus or fly from Budapest to Istanbul?

Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Istanbul 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Budapest to Istanbul via Plovdiv in around 22 h 16 min.

How to get from Budapest to Istanbul

ModeDurationPrice
From Deák Ferenc tér M bus to Budapest airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul.5 h 13 min$133
From Deák Ferenc tér M bus to Budapest airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen airport, shuttle to Taksim, then Metro to Istanbul.6 h 28 min$137
From Budapest bus to Plovdiv then bus to Istanbul.22 h 16 min$83
From Deák Ferenc tér M bus to Budapest Népliget, bus to Burgas South, bus to Otogar, then Metro to Aksaray.27 h 7 min$102
From Dózsa György tér line 5 bus to Budapest-Keleti, train to Videle, night train to Çerkezköy, walk to Cerkezkoy, bus to Otogar, then Metro to Aksaray.34 h 54 min$71
From Budapest drive to Istanbul.13 h$208

How long does it take to get from Budapest to Istanbul?

It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Budapest to Istanbul, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Budapest and Istanbul?

No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Budapest and arriving at Istanbul via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 16 min.

Operators from Budapest to Istanbul

OperatorPhoneWebsite
BKK+36 1 3 255 255BKK
Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines
Ukraine International AirlinesUkraine International Airlines
Aegean AirlinesAegean Airlines
LOTLOT
Istanbul Ulasim+90 212 568 99 70Istanbul Ulasim
Pegasus AirlinesPegasus Airlines
HavatasHavatas
EAAAEAAA
Metro PlusMetro Plus
Eurolines HU+36 (1) 382-0888Eurolines HU
Burgas Bus+359 (0) 885754058Burgas Bus
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)+36 (1) 3 49 49 49Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)0700 10 200Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
MetroTurizmMetroTurizm