There are 13 ways to get from Hamburg to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train, car 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 Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 52m

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

1.015 ₺ - 2.005 ₺

Cheapest option

Fly Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 22m

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

533 ₺ - 1.739 ₺

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Train to Bremen, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 12m

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

1.029 ₺ - 3.442 ₺

Train to Hannover, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) HAJ - IST

909 ₺ - 3.188 ₺

Train to Hannover, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HAJ - SAW

627 ₺ - 2.322 ₺

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 28m

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

994 ₺ - 3.873 ₺

Train, bus via Ingolstadt  •  35h 30m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

1.480 ₺ - 1.921 ₺

Train, bus  •  38h 35m

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

918 ₺ - 1.361 ₺

Bus via Sofia  •  40h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Hamburg - Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

Bus  •  45h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 050 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Burgas Central Bus Station West
  3. Take the bus from Burgas West to Otogar

875 ₺ - 1.093 ₺

Train, night train  •  46h 58m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.889 ₺ - 2.900 ₺

Car train, drive  •  28h 26m

  1. Take the car train from Hamburg Altona to München Ost Uex 1846
  2. Drive from München Ost to Istanbul

2.047 ₺ - 3.410 ₺

Drive  •  23h 31m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Istanbul 2496.5 km

2.200 ₺ - 3.300 ₺

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to bus which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 45h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which costs 130€ - 270€ and takes 5h 52m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Istanbul is 1986 km. The road distance is 2496.5 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus via Ingolstadt which takes 35h 30m and costs 190€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5h 52m to get from Hamburg to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 52m and costs 130€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus via Sofia, which costs and takes 40h 59m.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Hamburg. It is currently 6:59 PM in Hamburg and 7:59 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Istanbul is 2497 km. It takes approximately 23h 31m to drive from Hamburg to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 1985.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 52m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Hamburg to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Istanbul via Sofia Serdica, Sofia, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 40h 59m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Adana
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 4.500 ₺
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 4.200 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
330 ₺ - 460 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
480 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 290 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 390 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
400 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 230 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
28 ₺ - 40 ₺
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 45 ₺
Website
HVV
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 310 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
330 ₺ - 470 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 900 ₺
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
441 ₺
Motorcycle
740 ₺
Vehicle
815 ₺
Car train from Hamburg Altona to München Ost
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 900 ₺
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
441 ₺
Motorcycle
740 ₺
Vehicle
815 ₺
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
330 ₺ - 450 ₺
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 390 ₺
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
40 ₺ - 55 ₺
1st Class
120 ₺ - 140 ₺
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 380 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
120 ₺ - 160 ₺
1st Class
330 ₺ - 380 ₺
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 ₺
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
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
511 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
473 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica
Ave. Duration
31h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Racic Eurobus
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 210 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Burgas West to Otogar
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 100 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm

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

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