There are 14 ways to get from Germany 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.

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Istanbul  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Istanbul (IST) TXL - IST

$64 - $336

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Fly Dusseldorf to Istanbul  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Istanbul (IST) DUS - IST

$62 - $243

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Fly Stuttgart to Istanbul  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Istanbul (IST) STR - IST

$63 - $215

Fly Munich to Izmir  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Izmir (ADB) MUC - ADB

$81 - $216

Fly Frankfurt to Istanbul  •  5 h 59 min

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

$80 - $240

Fly Hamburg to Istanbul  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Istanbul (IST) HAM - IST

$74 - $250

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) SXF - SAW

$65 - $409

Train to Salzburg, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Istanbul (IST) SZG - IST

$106 - $311

Train, bus  •  34 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to München Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$202 - $266

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  37 h

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

$88 - $191

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  38 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul

$146 - $171

Bus Transmarian  •  47 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - ZOB to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Istanbul - Aksaray

Train, night train  •  47 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$307 - $466

Drive  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Istanbul 1366.5 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Germany to Turkey is to fly which costs 55€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Germany to Turkey is to fly which costs 65€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Germany to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Berlin and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h.

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The distance between Germany and Turkey is 2334 km. The road distance is 2186.4 km.

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The best way to get from Germany to Turkey without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 48 min and costs 170€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Germany to Turkey, including transfers.

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Germany to Turkey bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Berlin station.

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The best way to get from Germany to Turkey is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs 55€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 170€ and takes 37 h.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Tegel Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Germany to Turkey bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Germany to Turkey is 2186 km. It takes approximately 20 h 59 min to drive from Germany to Turkey.

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KLM, Air France, Ukraine International Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 1459 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Germany and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Berlin to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin to Istanbul via Sofia in around 37 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
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 Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Munich to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Munich to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
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
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
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 - $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 Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
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 Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Berlin to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
29 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$117
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Berlin - ZOB to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
28 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Galaţi to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro

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