There are 10 ways to get from Croatia to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, ferry 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 Zagreb to Istanbul  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Istanbul (IST) ZAG - IST

$99 - $215

Cheapest option

Bus, bus to Sarajevo, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Slavonski Brod to Zenica
  2. Take the bus from Zenica to Sarajevo
  3. Fly from Sarajevo (SJJ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) SJJ - SAW

$83 - $405

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Fly Venice to Istanbul  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Istanbul (IST) VCE - IST

$134 - $810

Train to Ljubljana, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Istanbul (IST) LJU - IST

$111 - $240

Bus, bus to Sarajevo, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Slavonski Brod to Zenica
  2. Take the bus from Zenica to Sarajevo
  3. Fly from Sarajevo (SJJ) to Istanbul (IST) SJJ - IST

$111 - $291

Ferry to Dubrovnik, fly to Istanbul  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the ferry from Split to Dubrovnik
  2. Fly from Dubrovnik (DBV) to Istanbul (IST) DBV - IST

$179 - $422

Bus Yubim  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$163 - $229

Bus Georg  •  26 h 10 min

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

$124 - $160

Train, bus  •  27 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Graz Hbf Ec
  2. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$87 - $97

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Istanbul 836.6 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Croatia to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs 550 kn - 650 kn and takes 27 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Croatia to Istanbul is to fly which costs 600 kn - 1.400 kn and takes 5 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Croatia to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 45 min.

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The distance between Croatia and Istanbul is 1089 km. The road distance is 1338.6 km.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 45 min and costs 1.000 kn - 1.500 kn.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Croatia to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Croatia to Istanbul bus services, operated by Yubim, depart from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice station.

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The best way to get from Croatia to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 37 min and costs 600 kn - 1.400 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1.000 kn - 1.500 kn and takes 23 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Zagreb Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Croatia. It is currently 9:23 PM in Croatia and 10:23 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Croatia to Istanbul is 1339 km. It takes approximately 13 h 5 min to drive from Croatia to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 680.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Croatia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Croatia Airlines and LOT fly from Velika Gorica to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Istanbul via Sofia in around 23 h 45 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Venice to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Sarajevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Dubrovnik to Istanbul via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sarajevo to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Rijeka to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$16 - $22
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bus operators
Jelinak
Website
jelinak.com
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Zenica
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
jelinak.com
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Zenica
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Zenica
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Zenica to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $13
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Centrotrans Eurolines
Autoprevoz - Bus d.d.
Phone
+387 36 551 900
Email
booking@autoprevoz-bus.ba
Website
autoprevoz.ba
Bus from Zenica to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
autoprevoz.ba
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Zagreb to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
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
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators

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