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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Amsterdam by plane, ferry, bus, train, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) IST - AMS

94€ - 184€

Cheapest option

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SAW - AMS

47€ - 81€

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  38h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

199€ - 274€

Bus  •  40h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sarajevo
  2. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Amsterdam

100€ - 170€

Bus via Sofia  •  44h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Amsterdam

90€ - 129€

Night train, train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ice

163€ - 249€

Night train  •  2 days 5h

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

133€ - 224€

Drive  •  24h 38m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Amsterdam 2663.4 km

330€ - 490€

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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No, entry into Netherlands from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Netherlands.

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The cost-effective way to get from Istanbul to Amsterdam is to ferry and fly, which costs 410 ₺ - 700 ₺ and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Amsterdam is to fly which costs 800 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 4h 25m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Amsterdam is 2211 km. The road distance is 2663.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Amsterdam without a car is to bus and train which takes 38h 48m and costs 1.700 ₺ - 2.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Istanbul to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs 800 ₺ - 1.600 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 850 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 40h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 30m.

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Amsterdam is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:22 AM in Istanbul and 2:22 AM in Amsterdam.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Amsterdam is 2663 km. It takes approximately 24h 38m to drive from Istanbul to Amsterdam.

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KLM, Air Serbia and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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  • Distance: 2210.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Turkish Airlines, KLM and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Amsterdam every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Amsterdam via Otogar, Istanbul, and Sarajevo in around 40h 22m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 310€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 170€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
65€ - 170€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 170€
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Konya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Train operators
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 Muenchen Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Muenchen Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Muenchen Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
15€ - 18€
1st Class
18€ - 23€
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
14h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
17€ - 22€
1st Class
44€ - 50€
Night train from Videle to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
18h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 70€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
22€ - 29€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
59€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic
Phone
+387 (0)37 314 378
Email
info@prosicbus.com
Website
prosicbus.com
Bus from Sarajevo to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 120€
Schedules at
prosicbus.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
34h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators

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