There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  7 h 6 min

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

$92 - $609

7 alternative options

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 25 min

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

$100 - $715

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 / ...

$372 - $437

Bus Dary Commerce  •  46 h 6 min

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

$138 - $159

Bus Georg  •  47 h 30 min

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

$310 - $423

Night train, train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the 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

$490 - $685

Drive, car ferry  •  41 h 49 min

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

$409 - $602

Drive  •  28 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Barcelona 1837.2 miles

$370 - $550

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and 10 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Barcelona via Plovdiv in around 46 h 6 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul to Barcelona via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Barcelona via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Barcelona via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from München Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$180 - $290
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$64 - $69
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$64 - $69
1st Class
$80 - $130
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
$240 - $350
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wien to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
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
28 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
38 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$112
Schedules at
dary.bg
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
$280 - $360
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Barcelona is 2232 km. The road distance is 2940 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to bus which costs 650 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 46 h 6 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Barcelona is to fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs 440 ₺ - 3.000 ₺.

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Barcelona via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 6 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Istanbul to Barcelona, including transfers.