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There are 14 ways to get from Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 47m

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) DTM - IST

$111 - $352

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) DUS - IST

$70 - $275

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CGN - IST

$126 - $331

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 42m

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

$88 - $324

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) DUS - SAW

$82 - $299

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 52m

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

$113 - $325

Train to Hannover, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) HAJ - IST

$123 - $390

Train, bus  •  35h 33m

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

$227 - $283

Bus Georg  •  44h 30m

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

$148 - $422

Train, night train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$290 - $482

Bus Transmarian  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Brăila
  2. Take the bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray

$129 - $167

Bus Karat-S  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South Dortmund - Varna / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$142 - $197

Train, drive  •  25h 17m

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

$385 - $571

Drive  •  23h 14m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Istanbul 1533.6 miles

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 30m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Istanbul is 2010 km. The road distance is 2453.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 35h 33m and costs 190€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 8h 47m to get from Dortmund to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Istanbul bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Dortmund station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Istanbul is to fly which takes 8h 47m and costs 95€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 370€ and takes 44h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Dortmund Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 1256.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 47m

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

Eurowings, Turkish Airlines and five other airlines fly from Dortmund to Istanbul every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Istanbul via Haskovo in around 44h 30m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Riga
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Varna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Lviv
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Website
Bahn DE
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Website
Bahn DE
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Second Class
$21 - $110
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Dortmund to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
38h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Dortmund to Brăila
Ave. Duration
33h 8m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
42h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
Karat-S

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Dortmund. It is currently 11:29 AM in Dortmund and 1:29 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Istanbul is 2454 km. It takes approximately 23h 14m to drive from Dortmund to Istanbul.

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Eurowings, Wizz Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Dortmund Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2536+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dortmund Airport is to bus which takes 22m and costs .

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