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

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Fly  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) IST - BER

90€ - 190€

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Bus, train  •  35h 1m

  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 / ...

166€ - 249€

Bus  •  40h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Otogar to Burgas West
  2. Take the bus from Burgas Central Bus Station West to Berlin Central Bus Station Varna - Berlin

96€ - 131€

Bus via Galați  •  47h 3m

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

Night train, train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  3. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Berlin Hbf En

113€ - 194€

Drive  •  20h 36m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Berlin 2186.3 km

230€ - 350€

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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No, entry into Germany from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Berlin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Germany.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Berlin is to bus which costs 800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 40h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Berlin is to fly which costs 750 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 4h 9m.

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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 47h 3m.

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It is 1736 km from Istanbul to Berlin. It is approximately 2186.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Berlin without a car is to bus and train which takes 35h 1m and costs 1.400 ₺ - 2.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m 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 4h 9m and costs 750 ₺ - 1.700 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 40h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt 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: 4h 9m

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

Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Berlin every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Berlin ZOB via Otogar, Otogar, and Burgas Central Bus Station West in around 40h 58m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 210€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 210€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
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
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
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)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Otogar to Burgas West
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 11€
Website
MetroTurizm
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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 12:09 AM in Istanbul and 11:09 PM in Berlin.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Berlin is 2186 km. It takes approximately 20h 36m to drive from Istanbul to Berlin.

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Air Serbia, KLM and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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There are 2951+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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