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There are 12 ways to get from Denmark to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, car, car train or night train

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Fly Copenhagen to Istanbul

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Istanbul (IST)

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Bus via Munich

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Zob
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

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Fly Aalborg to Istanbul

  1. Fly from Aalborg (AAL) to Istanbul (IST)

Fly Billund to Istanbul

  1. Fly from Billund (BLL) to Istanbul (IST)

Fly Copenhagen to Sabiha Gokcen

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Fly Aalborg to Sabiha Gokcen

  1. Fly from Aalborg (AAL) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Fly Aarhus to Istanbul

  1. Fly from Aarhus (AAR) to Istanbul (IST)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  5. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Vama Veche
  3. Take the bus from Vama Veche to Istanbul - Aksaray

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Hamburg Altona
  2. Take the car train from Hamburg Altona to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  3. Take the car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Edirne
  4. Drive from Edirne to Istanbul

Bus, night train

  1. Take the bus from Coppenhagen to Bucuresti
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

Drive

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Istanbul
Denmark → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from Denmark

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Denmark

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from Denmark.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, returning to Denmark from Turkey is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Denmark to Istanbul is to bus via Munich which costs 650 kr - 900 kr and takes 41h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Denmark to Istanbul is to fly which costs 900 kr - 8500 kr and takes 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Denmark to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Galaţi and Vama Veche. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6h.

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It is 2119 km from Denmark to Istanbul. It is approximately 2943.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Denmark to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 34h 57m and costs 1700 kr - 2700 kr.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Denmark to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Denmark to Istanbul bus services, operated by Transmarian, depart from Copenhagen station.

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The best way to get from Denmark to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 59m and costs 900 kr - 8500 kr. Alternatively, you can bus via Munich, which costs 650 kr - 900 kr and takes 41h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Denmark to Istanbul bus services, operated by TransEvren, arrive at Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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  • Distance: 2119 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Denmark and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Copenhagen to Istanbul via Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 41h 54m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 43.000 ₺
Flights from Copenhagen to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 43.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Istanbul via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.500 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Billund to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.700 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Copenhagen to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Copenhagen to Sabiha Gokcen via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Copenhagen to Sabiha Gokcen via Konya
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Sabiha Gokcen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.900 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
4.400 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Sabiha Gokcen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.800 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Flights from Aarhus to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Aarhus to Istanbul via Riga
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Aarhus to Istanbul via Hurghada
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
Flights from Aarhus to Istanbul via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
3.300 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 43.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Istanbul via Oslo
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Istanbul via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Billund to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.700 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Billund to Istanbul via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
4.700 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Aarhus to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Aarhus to Istanbul via Copenhagen, Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 50.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Istanbul via Copenhagen, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.800 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Billund to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.500 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Copenhagen to Sabiha Gokcen via Konya
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Sabiha Gokcen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Sabiha Gokcen via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Aalborg to Sabiha Gokcen via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Istanbul via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 44.000 ₺
Flights from Billund to Istanbul via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.900 ₺ - 48.000 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aalborg to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Billund to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
metronom
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 270 ₺
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Hamburg Altona to Villach Hbf/Bbf
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
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Urlaubs-Express
OptimaExpress
Phone
+49 89 54880111
Email
info@optimatours.de
Website
optimatours.de
Car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Edirne
Ave. Duration
30h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
optimatours.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
18h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 400 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
270 ₺ - 320 ₺
1st Class
330 ₺ - 400 ₺
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 950 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Zob
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Copenhagen to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
38h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Galaţi to Vama Veche
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 900 ₺
Schedules at
autogari.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Vama Veche to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 480 ₺
Schedules at
transevren.ro
Brianna Tour
Phone
004-0745-845.394
Website
briannatour.autogari.ro
Bus from Coppenhagen to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
37h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Schedules at
briannatour.autogari.ro

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Denmark. It is currently 1:37 PM in Denmark and 2:37 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Denmark to Istanbul is 2943 km. It takes approximately 26h 47m to drive from Denmark to Istanbul.

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Scandinavian Airlines, LOT, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 1.500 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Denmark to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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