There are 14 ways to get from France 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 Nice to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) NCE - IST

$83 - $258

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Fly Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CDG - IST

$73 - $273

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Fly Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) MRS - IST

$93 - $555

Fly Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) LYS - IST

$79 - $280

Fly Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) LYS - SAW

$96 - $354

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) STR - IST

$98 - $270

Fly Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ORY - SAW

$91 - $619

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ZRH - IST

$122 - $326

Train, bus  •  36 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$252 - $337

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  42 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Munich, Munich central bus station 091 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$137 - $177

Bus BG Razpisanie  •  44 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$127 - $219

Train, EuroNight, night train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
  3. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$320 - $475

Bus Eurolines FR  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$265 - $377

Drive  •  25 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Istanbul 1722.7 miles

$370 - $550

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Paris Panthéon and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 14 min.

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The distance between France and Istanbul is 2246 km. The road distance is 2756.4 km.

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The best way to get from France to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 36 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from France to Istanbul, including transfers.

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France to Istanbul bus services, operated by BG Razpisanie, depart from Paris Panthéon station.

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The best way to get from France to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 42 h 17 min.

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

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of France. It is currently 3:16 PM in France and 4:16 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between France to Istanbul is 2756 km. It takes approximately 25 h 54 min to drive from France to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 1403.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between France and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Nice to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Istanbul via Gare De Bercy - Popb, Paris, Paris, Munich, Munich central bus station, Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 42 h 17 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul Ataturk via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via Annaba
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Nice to Istanbul Ataturk via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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 Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$89
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Paris Panthéon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.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 Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Burgas
Ave. Duration
44 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Aegean Airlines, Air France, AtlasGlobal and four other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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