There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main 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.

Recommended option

Fly Frankfurt to Istanbul  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Istanbul (IST) FRA - IST

$77 - $237

8 alternative options

Fly Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) FRA - SAW

$80 - $192

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Istanbul (IST) NUE - IST

$123 - $334

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Istanbul (IST) CGN - IST

$121 - $327

Train, bus  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$189 - $222

Bus Georg  •  37 h

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

$108 - $377

Bus EAAA  •  42 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$112 - $157

Train, night train  •  44 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$281 - $404

Drive  •  21 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul 1397.1 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul is to fly which costs 65€ - 170€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 40 min and costs 65€ - 210€.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Istanbul is 1865 km. The road distance is 2235 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h.

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What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and 11 other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul via Haskovo in around 37 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $4,900
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
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
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 Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$108
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Frankfurt to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Frankfurt to Burgas
Ave. Duration
34 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
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

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