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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Barcelona by plane, bus, train, night train, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 1 min

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

$92 - $609

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Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Barcelona (BCN) SAW - BCN

$99 - $715

Bus Ruse Bus  •  43 h 31 min

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

$127 - $194

Bus, train  •  44 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$367 - $432

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 2 h

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

$146 - $157

Bus Georg  •  2 days 2 h

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

$295 - $386

Night train, train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$498 - $667

Drive, car ferry  •  41 h 53 min

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

$404 - $592

Drive  •  28 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Barcelona 1837.2 miles

$370 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to bus which costs 800 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 3.500 ₺ and takes 7 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Gran Via-Roger de Flor via Sofia and Gran Via-Pl dels Porxos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 31 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Barcelona is 2232 km. The road distance is 2939.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 31 min and costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Istanbul to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Barcelona bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to fly which takes 7 h 1 min and costs 500 ₺ - 3.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 43 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Istanbul to Barcelona bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1394.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Barcelona via Sofia, Barcelona, and Gran Via-Pl dels Porxos in around 43 h 31 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
33 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
42 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
dary.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
37 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
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
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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Barcelona is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:08 PM in Istanbul and 1:08 PM in Barcelona.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Barcelona is 2940 km. It takes approximately 28 h 7 min to drive from Istanbul to Barcelona.

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

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There are 3426+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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