There are 10 ways to get from Geneva 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 Geneva to Istanbul  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Istanbul (IST) GVA - IST

$81 - $239

9 alternative options

Fly Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) GVA - SAW

$108 - $393

Train to Lyon, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Istanbul (IST) LYS - IST

$109 - $325

Train to Zurich, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Istanbul (IST) ZRH - IST

$140 - $356

Train to Lyon, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) LYS - SAW

$126 - $399

Train, bus  •  36 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

$241 - $360

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  38 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station 106
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$120 - $142

Train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D / ...
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$333 - $532

Bus Eurolines CH  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$153 - $236

Drive  •  22 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Istanbul 1426.9 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Istanbul is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Istanbul is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Istanbul is 1917 km. The road distance is 2283.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Geneva to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Istanbul via Shumen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 58 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 150 and takes 38 h 36 min.

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Geneva to Istanbul bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Geneva station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1198 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Geneva to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Istanbul via Munich, Munich central bus station, Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 38 h 36 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
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
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
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
$79
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Shumen
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Book at
eurolines.ch
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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