Directions from Hamburg to Istanbul

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Recommended option

Fly Hamburg to Istanbul  •  5 h 59 min

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

$69 - $244

8 alternative options

Fly Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 19 min

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

$72 - $229

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

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

$123 - $327

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

$132 - $245

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  41 h 15 min

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

$143 - $167

Train, night train  •  46 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$331 - $481

Bus Brianna Tour  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Brăila
  2. Take the bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray

$132 - $195

Bus EAAA  •  2 days 9 h

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

$137 - $189

Drive  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Istanbul 1558.2 miles

$320 - $480

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 Plovdiv in around 41 h 15 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Adana
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 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
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Istanbul via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $27
Standard
$22 - $40
Train from Hamburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $140
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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
$109
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
$117
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
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
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Hamburg to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hamburg and Istanbul is 1986 km. The road distance is 2493 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 55€ - 210€.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Hamburg to Istanbul, including transfers.