There are 13 ways to get from Dortmund to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, night train, car or car train

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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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 35m

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

932 ₺ - 3.411 ₺

Cheapest option

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 42m

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

590 ₺ - 1.921 ₺

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Fly Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 40m

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

1.109 ₺ - 2.002 ₺

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 5m

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

950 ₺ - 1.745 ₺

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

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

922 ₺ - 2.987 ₺

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 36m

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

1.259 ₺ - 3.158 ₺

Train, bus  •  36h

  1. Take the train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

1.326 ₺ - 2.069 ₺

Bus via Sarajevo  •  35h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Oberhausen, Oberhausen central station 056
  2. Take the bus from Oberhausen to Sarajevo
  3. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

818 ₺ - 1.167 ₺

Bus  •  45h 4m

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

963 ₺ - 2.670 ₺

Train, night train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.877 ₺ - 2.870 ₺

Bus #2  •  2 days 0h

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

930 ₺ - 1.231 ₺

Drive, car train  •  29h 35m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Istanbul

1.802 ₺ - 3.089 ₺

Drive  •  23h 14m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Istanbul 2453.7 km

2.200 ₺ - 3.200 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Istanbul is to bus via Sarajevo which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 35h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 120€ - 450€ and takes 6h 35m.

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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 36h and costs 170€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Dortmund to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Istanbul is to fly which takes 8h 40m and costs 140€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus via Sarajevo, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 35h 59m.

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

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Dortmund. It is currently 1:02 AM in Dortmund and 2:02 AM 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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Onur Air, LOT, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 2010.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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

Eurowings, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines fly from Dortmund to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Istanbul via Oberhausen, Oberhausen central station, Oberhausen, Sarajevo, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 35h 59m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Gaziantep
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Skopje
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.170 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Dortmund to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Train operators
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 Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 220 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 260 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
400 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamm(Westf)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
National Express Rail
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
12 ₺
Website
VRR
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12 ₺
Website
VRR
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 130 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 400 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 440 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
480 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 160 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 450 ₺
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 400 ₺
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
40 ₺ - 55 ₺
1st Class
120 ₺ - 140 ₺
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 380 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
130 ₺ - 170 ₺
1st Class
340 ₺ - 380 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
110 ₺ - 140 ₺
1st Class
140 ₺ - 170 ₺
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 900 ₺
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Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
447 ₺
Motorcycle
750 ₺
Vehicle
826 ₺
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
511 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
309 ₺
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Oberhausen, Oberhausen central station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 55 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic
Phone
+387 (0)37 314 378
Email
info@prosicbus.com
Website
prosicbus.com
Bus from Oberhausen to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
460 ₺ - 800 ₺
Schedules at
prosicbus.com
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
850 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 150 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Karat-S
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