There are 11 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul by plane, train, 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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Fly Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 36m

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

874 ₺ - 2.523 ₺

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Train, bus  •  33h 21m

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

839 ₺ - 1.385 ₺

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Fly Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 11m

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

842 ₺ - 1.057 ₺

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 8m

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

1.058 ₺ - 6.807 ₺

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 11m

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

1.185 ₺ - 2.671 ₺

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 34m

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

976 ₺ - 1.541 ₺

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) CGN - SAW

853 ₺ - 1.605 ₺

Bus  •  42h 59m

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

863 ₺ - 1.141 ₺

Train, night train  •  45h 39m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  3. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.320 ₺ - 2.123 ₺

Drive  •  21h 16m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul 2238.6 km

2.000 ₺ - 2.900 ₺

Drive, car train  •  30h 54m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Istanbul

1.943 ₺ - 3.293 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul is to fly which costs 110€ - 140€ and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul is to fly which costs 110€ - 340€ and takes 5h 36m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Istanbul is 1865 km. The road distance is 2238.6 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 33h 21m and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 36m and costs 110€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 42h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Frankfurt am Main. It is currently 10:30 AM in Frankfurt am Main and 11:30 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul is 2239 km. It takes approximately 21h 16m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul.

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Air Moldova, Tarom, Ukraine International Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 1865 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa 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 Burgas Bus Station South, Burgas South, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 42h 59m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
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 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Frankfurt to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
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 Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
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 ₺
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 440 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 360 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 900 ₺
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 250 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
320 ₺ - 440 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 330 ₺
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
420 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
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
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
449 ₺
Motorcycle
753 ₺
Vehicle
829 ₺
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Frankfurt Main Central Train Station to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
36h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Karat-S
Burgas Bus

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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