There are 8 ways to get from Croatia to Istanbul by plane, bus, 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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Fly from Zagreb  •  5 h 37 min

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

$99 - $215

7 alternative options

Fly from Venice  •  8 h 32 min

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

$134 - $806

Bus, bus to Sarajevo, fly  •  8 h 41 min

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

$101 - $277

Bus Yubim  •  23 h 45 min

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

$162 - $228

Bus Georg  •  26 h 10 min

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

$123 - $159

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

$108 - $117

Train  •  37 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade En
  2. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
  4. Take the train from Kapikule to Halkali

$107 - $187

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 650 kn - 750 kn and takes 27 h 49 min.

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

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The distance between Croatia and Istanbul is 1089 km. The road distance is 1339 km.

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

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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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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 Sarajevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
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
Estimated price
$160 - $430
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 and Friday
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
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 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
Train from Zagreb to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $55
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Dikea
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$30 - $45
First Class
$40 - $60
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Kapikule to Halkali
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Bus operators
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Slavonski Brod to Žepče
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Žepče to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $17
Schedules at
biss-tours.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
$85
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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