There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Beijing by plane, bus, train, night train, ferry or car

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  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Beijing (PEK) IST - PEK

$225 - $285

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Mangalia
  2. Take the bus from Mangalia to Chisinau
  3. Take the train from Chisinau to Moskva Kievskaja
  4. Take the train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Naushki
  5. Take the train from Naushki to Beijing

$386 - $644

Night train, train  •  8 days 2 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
  3. Take the train from Chernovcy to Moskva Kievskaja AVE
  4. Take the train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Naushki
  5. Take the train from Naushki to Beijing

$337 - $595

Bus, train via Taiga  •  8 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Mangalia
  2. Take the bus from Mangalia to Chisinau
  3. Take the bus from Chisinau to Volgograd
  4. Take the train from Volgograd to Taiga
  5. Take the train from Taiga to Harbin
  6. Take the bus from Harbin Nangang to Beijing

$660 - $924

Bus, night train  •  8 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Kyiv
  3. Take the bus from Kiev to Moscow, Teply Stan
  4. Take the night train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Peking

$228 - $541

Ferry, train, night train  •  8 days 8 h

  1. Take the ferry from Karaköy to Kadıköy
  2. Take the ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
  3. Take the train from Odessa Gl. to Moskva Kievskaja
  4. Take the night train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Peking

$271 - $565

Drive  •  4 days 14 h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Beijing 5779.1 miles

$1,100 - $1,800

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Beijing, China?

Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines and 14 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Beijing hourly.

Airlines
Turkmenistan Airlines
Website
flyturkmenistanairlines.eu
Flights from Istanbul to Beijing via Ashgabat
Ave. Duration
13 h 3 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Beijing
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,100
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Istanbul to Beijing via Baku
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Istanbul to Beijing via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Beijing via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Beijing via Kiev
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Beijing via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Beijing via Doha
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Train operators
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Moskva Kievskaja
Ave. Duration
28 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
railway.md
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Naushki
Ave. Duration
3 days 9 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$90 - $140
2nd Class (Kupé)
$170 - $260
Train from Volgograd to Taiga
Ave. Duration
2 days 13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$65 - $100
2nd Class (Kupé)
$120 - $190
Night train from Moskva Iaroslavskaja to Peking
Ave. Duration
6 days 1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Naushki to Beijing
Ave. Duration
39 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Schedules at
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Taiga to Harbin
Ave. Duration
3 days 2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$400 - $490
Schedules at
pass.rzd.ru
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
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chernovcy to Moskva Kievskaja
Ave. Duration
34 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Odessa Gl. to Moskva Kievskaja
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L
Phone
+40 743 420 420
Email
rezervari@mirtrans-express.com
Website
mirtrans-express.com
Bus from Mangalia to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
mirtrans-express.com
Tiaga
Website
tiaga34.ru
Bus from Chisinau to Volgograd
Ave. Duration
34 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
tiaga34.ru
Checi
Website
checi.org
Bus from Harbin Nangang to Beijing
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
checi.org
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Kiev to Moscow, Teply Stan
Ave. Duration
16 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Haydarpaşa to Chernomorsk
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $125
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$270
Suite
$195
Standard
$120
Economy
$125

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Beijing is 7056 km. The road distance is 9247 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Beijing is to fly which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 12 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Beijing is to fly which takes 12 h 27 min and costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.400 ₺.

It takes approximately 12 h 27 min to get from Istanbul to Beijing, including transfers.