There are 8 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. GVA - IST

$81 - $239

7 alternative options

Fly Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 19 min

  1. GVA - SAW

$109 - $394

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

  1. LYS - IST

$109 - $327

Train, bus  •  36 h 34 min

  1. 1 / ...
  2. Rj / ...

$263 - $383

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  38 h 56 min

  1. Rj
  2. X06 / ...

$130 - $155

Train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. 1 / ...
  2. Rj
  3. Ic / ...

$356 - $587

Bus Eurolines CH  •  2 days 14 h

$154 - $242

Drive  •  22 h 2 min

  1. 1426.9 miles

$290 - $430

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 Zurich, Munich, Munich central bus station, Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 38 h 56 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
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
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
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
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Annaba
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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
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
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 - $160
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 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
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 - $22
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
$101
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$109
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Ženeva, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Mnichov, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$30 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Geneva and Istanbul is 1917 km. The road distance is 2283 km.

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

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

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.

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