There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Berlin by plane, bus, train, night train 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 Istanbul to Berlin Tegel  •  5 h 49 min

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

$63 - $335

Cheapest option

Fly Istanbul to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) IST - SXF

$53 - $215

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Berlin Tegel  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) SAW - TXL

$75 - $510

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) SAW - SXF

$65 - $410

Bus, train  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$202 - $262

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  36 h 58 min

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

$143 - $164

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  40 h 24 min

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

$80 - $166

Night train, train  •  2 days 2 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 Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$312 - $472

Drive  •  21 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Berlin 1367.7 miles

$280 - $420

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Berlin is to fly which costs 390 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Berlin is to fly which costs 390 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 5 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Berlin via Plovdiv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 58 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Berlin is 1736 km. The road distance is 2188.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Berlin without a car is to bus and train which takes 34 h 55 min and costs 1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Istanbul to Berlin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Berlin is to fly which takes 5 h 49 min and costs 390 ₺ - 2.200 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 900 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 36 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Istanbul to Berlin bus services, operated by Racic Eurobus, arrive at Berlin station.

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  • Distance: 1085 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and five other airlines fly from Istanbul to Berlin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Berlin via Plovdiv in around 36 h 58 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Berlin Schoenefeld via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Tegel via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Schoenefeld via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Schoenefeld via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Schoenefeld via Pristina
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Schoenefeld via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Schoenefeld via Podgorica
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Tegel via Kiev
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Tegel via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Tegel via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Tegel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Schoenefeld via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Schoenefeld via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
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)

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 Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
$81
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
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Berlin
Ave. Duration
29 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$117
Schedules at
racicbg.com
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
Union Ivkoni

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