There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Berlin by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) IST - TXL

102€ - 417€

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  46h 35m

  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 Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
  5. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf Ec / ...

78€ - 159€

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Bus, train  •  34h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

171€ - 249€

Bus  •  39h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora Central Bus Station to Berlin Central Bus Station Varna - Berlin

91€ - 122€

Bus via Galați  •  46h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Berlin - ZOB

Drive  •  21h 10m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Berlin 2184.1 km

250€ - 380€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Berlin is to bus which costs 650 ₺ - 950 ₺ and takes 39h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Berlin is to fly which costs 750 ₺ - 3.200 ₺ and takes 3h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Berlin - ZOB via Galaţi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 3m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Berlin is 1736 km. The road distance is 2184.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Berlin without a car is to bus and train which takes 34h 19m and costs 1.200 ₺ - 1.900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Istanbul to Berlin, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Berlin bus services, operated by TransEvren, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Berlin is to fly which takes 3h 52m and costs 750 ₺ - 3.200 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 650 ₺ - 950 ₺ and takes 39h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Istanbul to Berlin bus services, operated by Transmarian, arrive at Berlin - ZOB station.

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  • Distance: 1735.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Berlin, Germany?

Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Berlin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Berlin ZOB via Otogar, Istanbul, and Stara Zagora Central Bus Station in around 39h 24m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 270€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 270€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 270€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 370€
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
17€ - 22€
1st Class
45€ - 50€
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 18€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
5€ - 7€
1st Class
16€ - 18€
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 35€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
23€ - 35€
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 27€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
16€ - 20€
Business
22€ - 27€
1st Class
23€ - 27€
Bus operators
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Website
Huntur
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Galaţi to Berlin - ZOB
Ave. Duration
28h 33m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro

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Berlin is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 12:46 PM in Istanbul and 11:46 AM in Berlin.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Berlin is 2184 km. It takes approximately 21h 10m to drive from Istanbul to Berlin.

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Ukraine International Airlines, LOT, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 1364+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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