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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Barcelona by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Barcelona (BCN) IST - BCN

115€ - 1323€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  43h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Barcelona 0800

97€ - 132€

4 alternative options

Bus via Barcelona  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Barcelona

252€ - 333€

Bus #2  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Barcelona

126€ - 129€

Drive, car ferry  •  41h 42m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona

357€ - 525€

Drive  •  28h 1m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Barcelona 2943.4 km

330€ - 490€

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to bus which costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 43h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to fly which costs 850 ₺ - 11.000 ₺ and takes 4h 53m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Barcelona is 2232 km. The road distance is 2943.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona without a car is to bus which takes 43h 27m and costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Istanbul to Barcelona, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs 850 ₺ - 11.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 43h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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Barcelona is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 11:50 PM in Istanbul and 10:50 PM in Barcelona.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Barcelona is 2943 km. It takes approximately 28h 1m to drive from Istanbul to Barcelona.

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Aegean Airlines, KLM, Air Moldova and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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  • Distance: 2231.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Barcelona, Spain?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Barcelona via Otogar, Istanbul, and Sofia in around 43h 27m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 500€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 900€
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 350€
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Bus operators
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€
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
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
33h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 18€
Website
MetroTurizm
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240€ - 310€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
39h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Burgas Bus
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
42h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
107€
Schedules at
dary.bg
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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