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There are 11 ways to get from Hamburg to Istanbul by plane, ferry, train, bus, night bus, night train or car

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Fly Hamburg to Istanbul  •  6h 9m

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

876 ₺ - 2.921 ₺

Cheapest option

Fly Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HAM - SAW
  2. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

480 ₺ - 1.751 ₺

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Train to Bremen, fly to Istanbul  •  7h 2m

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

1.622 ₺ - 5.116 ₺

Train to Hannover, fly to Istanbul  •  7h 23m

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

1.137 ₺ - 4.002 ₺

Train to Hannover, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) HAJ - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

771 ₺ - 2.832 ₺

Train, bus, night bus  •  33h 21m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin to Sofia
  3. Take the night bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari

771 ₺ - 1.503 ₺

Bus via Plovdiv  •  42h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Bus Station South Hamburg - Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari

727 ₺ - 1.081 ₺

Bus  •  42h 51m

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

909 ₺ - 1.147 ₺

Train, night train  •  47h 38m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  3. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.894 ₺ - 2.941 ₺

Night train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Nj
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  3. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.104 ₺ - 1.811 ₺

Drive  •  22h 35m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Istanbul 2475.6 km

2.300 ₺ - 3.400 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly and ferry which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 7h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which costs 100€ - 340€ and takes 6h 9m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Istanbul is 1985 km. The road distance is 2475.6 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 33h 21m and costs 85€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m 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 6h 9m and costs 100€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus via Plovdiv, which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 42h 56m.

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

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Hamburg. It is currently 10:07 PM in Hamburg and 11:07 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Istanbul is 2476 km. It takes approximately 22h 35m to drive from Hamburg to Istanbul.

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

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  • Distance: 1985.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Scandinavian Airlines fly from Hamburg to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Istanbul via Plovdiv Central Bus Station South, Plovdiv, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 42h 56m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.100 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Trabzon
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 4.500 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Adana
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 4.400 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen via Adana
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Flights from Hannover to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 330 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
300 ₺ - 420 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
metronom
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 360 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 90 ₺
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 950 ₺
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Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 950 ₺
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 360 ₺
Website
HVV
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
390 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
130 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
130 ₺ - 160 ₺
1st Class
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Berlin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 34m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 650 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 80 ₺
Website
Huntur
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Plovdiv Central Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
34h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Racic Eurobus
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Hamburg to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Ferry operators

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