There are 14 ways to get from France to Turkey 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.

Recommended option

Fly Marseille to Istanbul  •  6 h 5 min

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

$93 - $555

Cheapest option

Fly Paris CDG to Istanbul  •  6 h 35 min

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

$73 - $273

12 alternative options

Fly Nice to Istanbul  •  5 h 48 min

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

$83 - $258

Fly Lyon to Istanbul  •  6 h 27 min

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

$79 - $280

Fly Toulouse to Istanbul  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Istanbul (IST) TLS - IST

$88 - $1,103

Fly Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 49 min

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

$92 - $620

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 25 min

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

$96 - $264

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 14 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 (IST) ZRH - IST

$114 - $324

Train, bus  •  36 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

$287 - $383

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

Bus Georg  •  2 days 2 h

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

$277 - $368

Train, night train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb / ...
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$333 - $557

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from France to Turkey is to fly which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from France to Turkey is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 70€ - 230€.

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The distance between France and Turkey is 2807 km. The road distance is 2756 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from France to Turkey, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Turkey. 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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What companies run services between France and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Marseille to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Istanbul via Sofia in around 44 h 14 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Nice to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Toulouse to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Nice to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Toulouse to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,900
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Toulouse to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul 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 Marseille to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Toulouse to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Toulouse to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Marseille to Istanbul 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 via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Nice to Istanbul 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 via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.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
Deutsche Bahn
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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
SNCF
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $9
Business
$16 - $18
Premium
$26 - $35
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
Once 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 Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
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
4 times a day
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
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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