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How to get fromIlmenau to Istanbulby train, plane, bus, car, car train or night train

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There are 12 ways to get from Ilmenau to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, car, car train, or night train

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  1. Train, train to Leipzig, fly to Istanbul7h 38m

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt Hbftrain
    2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbftrain
    3. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Istanbul (IST)planeLEJ - IST

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  1. Train, train to Hannover, fly to Sabiha Gokcen11h 6m

    1. Take the train from Neudietendorf to Göttingentrain
    2. Take the train from Göttingen to Hannover Hauptbahnhoftrain
    3. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)planeHAJ - SAW

    $122–392

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  1. Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Istanbul8h 24m

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt Hbftrain
    2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbftrain
    3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Istanbul (IST)planeNUE - IST

  2. Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Sabiha Gokcen9h 4m

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt Hbftrain
    2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbftrain
    3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)planeNUE - SAW

  3. Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Istanbul10h 5m

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt Hbftrain
    2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurttrain
    3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Istanbul (IST)planeFRA - IST

  4. Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Sabiha Gokcen10h 54m

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt Hbftrain
    2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Frankfurttrain
    3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)planeFRA - SAW

  5. Train, bus25h 45m

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt HbftrainRe
    2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbftrain28 / ...
    3. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Novi Pazarbus
    4. Take the bus from Novi Pazar to Istanbulbus

  6. Train, bus via Sofia40h 26m

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt HbftrainRe
    2. Take the bus from Erfurt Central Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Stationbus
    3. Take the train from Sofia to Halkalitrain493

  7. Drive, car train39h 53m

    1. Drive from Ilmenau to Villach Hbf/Bbfcar
    2. Take the car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Edirnecartrain
    3. Drive from Edirne to Istanbulcar

    $371–1,419

  8. Train, Bus2d 5h

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt HbftrainRe
    2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nürnberg Hbftrain28 / ...
    3. Take the bus from Nürnberg to Alexandroupolibus
    4. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogaribus

  9. Train, night train2d 3h

    1. Take the train from Ilmenau to Erfurt HbftrainRe
    2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Hauptbahnhoftrain11 / ...
    3. Take the night train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-KeletinighttrainEn
    4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to VideletrainIr
    5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkalinighttrain

  10. Drive20h 22m

    1. Drive from Ilmenau to Istanbulcar1,356 mi

    $360–520

Leipzig (LEJ) to Istanbul (IST) flights

Calendar44Weekly Planes
Duration5h 5mAverage Duration
Ticket$163Cheapest Price
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  • Distance: 1,175.4 mi
  • Duration: 7h 38m

What companies run services between Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Ilmenau to Istanbul. However, you can take the train to Erfurt Hbf, take the train to Halle(Saale)Hbf, take the train to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen, walk to Leipzig (LEJ) airport, fly to Istanbul (IST), then take the taxi to Istanbul Esenler Otogar. Alternatively, you can take the train to Erfurt Hbf, take the train to Nürnberg Hbf, walk to Nürnberg Hbf, take the subway to Nürnberg Flughafen, walk to Nuremberg (NUE) airport, fly to Istanbul (IST), then take the taxi to Istanbul Esenler Otogar.

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