There are 12 ways to get from Düsseldorf 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.

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Fly Dusseldorf to Istanbul  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Istanbul (IST) DUS - IST

$63 - $233

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Istanbul (IST) CGN - IST

$96 - $322

Fly Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) DUS - SAW

$76 - $260

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) CGN - SAW

$84 - $317

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Istanbul (IST) FRA - IST

$113 - $288

Train, bus  •  34 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$232 - $283

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  37 h

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

$95 - $209

Bus Georg  •  41 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$120 - $421

Bus EAAA  •  46 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$123 - $171

Train, night train  •  47 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Wien Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$331 - $477

Train, drive  •  24 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  3. Drive from Kufstein to Istanbul

$378 - $564

Drive  •  23 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Istanbul 1533.5 miles

$320 - $470

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Istanbul is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Istanbul is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Istanbul is 2039 km. The road distance is 2453.6 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Düsseldorf to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h.

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What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

Onur Air, AtlasGlobal and eight other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Istanbul via Sofia in around 37 h.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $4,900
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Wien
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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
$19 - $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
$108
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.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 Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Düsseldorf to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
32 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Düsseldorf to Burgas
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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