There are 10 ways to get from Hamburg to Istanbul 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.

Recommended option

Fly Hamburg to Istanbul  •  5 h 54 min

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

$69 - $244

9 alternative options

Fly Hamburg to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 19 min

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

$71 - $228

Train to Bremen, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 15 min

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

$130 - $332

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 31 min

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

$122 - $419

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

$106 - $215

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  41 h 15 min

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

$138 - $158

Train, night train  •  47 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Dammtor 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

$324 - $471

Bus Brianna Tour  •  2 days 6 h

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

$128 - $198

Bus EAAA  •  2 days 9 h

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

$132 - $184

Drive  •  23 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Istanbul 1558.2 miles

$320 - $480

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Istanbul is to fly which costs 60€ - 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 60€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 54 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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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Hamburg to Istanbul, including transfers.

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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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Hamburg to Istanbul bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, arrive at Plovdiv 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 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 9 min
When
Every day
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 Bremen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
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
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $460
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bremen to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
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
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $140
Train from Hamburg Dammtor to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
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 - $21
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
$83
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
$114
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
$25 - $45
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
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
$100 - $150
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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