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There are 11 ways to get from Hamburg to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, car train, 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 Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 54 min

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

$69 - $245

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Fly Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HAM - SAW

$71 - $229

Train to Bremen, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BRE - IST

$131 - $333

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
  2. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) TXL - IST

$123 - $420

Train, bus  •  35 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$238 - $298

Car train, bus  •  38 h 17 min

  1. Take the car train from Hamburg Hbf to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof Uex 1397
  2. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

$153 - $222

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  41 h 15 min

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

$140 - $165

Bus Arda Tur  •  46 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Burgas
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$142 - $165

Train, night train  •  47 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Würzburg Hbf to Linz/Donau Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Linz Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  5. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  6. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$315 - $456

Car train, drive  •  28 h 38 min

  1. Take the car train from Hamburg Hbf to Villach Hauptbahnhof Uex 1397
  2. Drive from Villach Hauptbahnhof to Istanbul

$268 - $440

Drive  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Istanbul 1558.2 miles

$320 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Hamburg and arriving at Istanbul via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 15 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Istanbul is 1986 km. The road distance is 2493.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 35 h 24 min and costs 200€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Hamburg to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Hamburg to Istanbul bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, depart from Hamburg station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 54 min and costs 55€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 150€ and takes 41 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1241.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Hamburg to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Istanbul via Plovdiv in around 41 h 15 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $460
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $950
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 Hamburg Dammtor to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Würzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Würzburg Hbf to Linz/Donau Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Hamburg Hbf to Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
Car train from Hamburg Hbf to Villach Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Passenger
$68
Motorcycle
$114
Vehicle
$126
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 Linz Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Hamburg to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Berlin to Burgas
Ave. Duration
33 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
ardatur.bg

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Hamburg. It is currently 10:27 PM in Hamburg and 12:27 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Istanbul is 2493 km. It takes approximately 23 h 27 min to drive from Hamburg to Istanbul.

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Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2344+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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