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There are 14 ways to get from France to Turkey by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Marseille to Sabiha Gokcen  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MRS - SAW

1.061 ₺ - 2.766 ₺

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Fly Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 52m

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

631 ₺ - 1.726 ₺

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Fly Nice to Istanbul  •  5h 59m

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

1.263 ₺ - 2.103 ₺

Fly Paris CDG to Istanbul  •  6h 36m

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

953 ₺ - 2.264 ₺

Fly Lyon to Istanbul  •  6h 29m

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

1.035 ₺ - 2.555 ₺

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Izmir  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Izmir (ADB) STR - ADB

1.236 ₺ - 2.465 ₺

Fly Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 41m

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

703 ₺ - 2.289 ₺

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) STR - SAW

996 ₺ - 3.281 ₺

Train, bus  •  36h 51m

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 Tgv
  2. Take the bus from München to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari

1.903 ₺ - 2.458 ₺

Bus via Belgrade  •  44h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Belgrad Central Bus Station Paris - Svilajnac / ...
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Istanbul

Train, night train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

2.032 ₺ - 3.417 ₺

Bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Burgas Bus Station South Paris - Strasbourg - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

1.001 ₺ - 1.436 ₺

Bus, night train  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Lyon to Bucharest
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

Drive  •  25h 14m

  1. Drive from Paris to Istanbul 2725 km

2.600 ₺ - 3.800 ₺

France → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Iran in the past 14 days. Iran land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from France

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Turkey is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Turkey is 2 metres.

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

Yes, entry into France from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from France to Turkey is to fly which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 7h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from France to Turkey is to fly which takes 5h 23m and costs 120€ - 320€.

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The distance between France and Turkey is 2807 km. The road distance is 2725 km.

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The best way to get from France to Turkey without a car is to train and bus which takes 36h 51m and costs 210€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from France to Turkey, including transfers.

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The best way to get from France to Turkey is to fly which takes 5h 23m and costs 120€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus via Belgrade, which costs and takes 44h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Turkey is 1h ahead of France. It is currently 5:26 AM in France and 6:26 AM in Turkey.

Yes, the driving distance between France to Turkey is 2725 km. It takes approximately 25h 14m to drive from France to Turkey.

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Pegasus Airlines offers flights from Marseille Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

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Map of how to get from France to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 2807 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between France and Turkey?

Pegasus Airlines flies from Marseille to Istanbul 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Istanbul via Gallieni, Paris Gallieni, Belgrad Central Bus Station, Beograd, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 44h 2m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Izmir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Marseille to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Izmir via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Nice to Istanbul via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Annaba
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 390 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
330 ₺ - 390 ₺
1st Class
310 ₺ - 360 ₺
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
1.000 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
1st Class
1.200 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 950 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
700 ₺ - 850 ₺
1st Class
750 ₺ - 950 ₺
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 Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 410 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
130 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
130 ₺ - 160 ₺
1st Class
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 210 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
140 ₺ - 170 ₺
1st Class
170 ₺ - 210 ₺
Bus operators
Rally 13
Website
rally13.com
Bus from München to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
801 ₺
Website
Rally 13
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
Lasta
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 Paris to Belgrade bus station
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Beograd to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
Karat-S
Burgas Bus
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Gare de Lyon to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
32h 54m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro

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The best way to get from France to Marseille Airport is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs 60€ - 75€.

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