There are 11 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 Ataturk  •  5 h 52 min

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

$62 - $249

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CGN - IST

$101 - $299

Fly Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 17 min

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

$74 - $273

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 2 min

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

$88 - $293

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

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

$112 - $287

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

$214 - $264

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  37 h

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

$94 - $206

Bus Georg  •  41 h 30 min

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

$147 - $415

Train, EuroNight, night train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb
  4. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic
  6. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$222 - $378

Train, drive  •  27 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf Ec
  2. Drive from Villach Hbf to Istanbul

$360 - $532

Drive  •  23 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Istanbul 1533.5 miles

$320 - $470

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

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 43 min and costs .

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

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Düsseldorf to Istanbul bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 37 h.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Düsseldorf. It is currently 7:03 PM in Düsseldorf and 8:03 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Istanbul is 2454 km. It takes approximately 23 h 19 min to drive from Düsseldorf to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 1274.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

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

Onur Air, AtlasGlobal and nine 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
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul Ataturk
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 Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
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 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 Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk 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 Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk 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 Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
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 Ataturk 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
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk 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 Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $4,900
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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 Dusseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Linz Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $22
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Business
$11 - $12
Premium
$17 - $22
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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
Twice 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
$91
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
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 - $380
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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AtlasGlobal, LOT, Air France and five other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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