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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Brindisi by plane, train, ferry, bus, bus and ferry, 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 Istanbul to Bari, train  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Bari (BRI) IST - BRI
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi

120€ - 336€

Cheapest option

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Brindisi  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Brindisi (BDS) SAW - BDS

47€ - 184€

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Fly Istanbul to Brindisi  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Brindisi (BDS) IST - BDS

99€ - 312€

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  27h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Struga
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Struga to Bari
  3. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi Re / ...

51€ - 103€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  37h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
  2. Take the bus from Gostivar bus station to Durres
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Durres Zob to Brindisi

104€ - 163€

Night train, bus, bus and ferry  •  42h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Tirana
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Tirana to Brindisi

87€ - 145€

Drive, car ferry  •  27h 17m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi

167€ - 270€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brindisi is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Brindisi is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Brindisi is to bus and bus and ferry and train which costs 440 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 27h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Brindisi is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost 1.000 ₺ - 3.000 ₺ and takes 5h 17m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Brindisi is 927 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Brindisi without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 27h 2m and costs 440 ₺ - 900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Istanbul to Brindisi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Brindisi is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:08 AM in Istanbul and 3:08 AM in Brindisi.

Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Bari Airport.

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There are 174+ hotels available in Brindisi. 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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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Brindisi.
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  • Distance: 927.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Brindisi, Italy?

Turkish Airlines, Swiss and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Brindisi every 4 hours.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brindisi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 450€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Venice
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Izmir, Vienna
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brindisi via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brindisi via Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 430€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 410€
TUI Airlines Netherlands
Website
tui.nl
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brindisi via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
180€ - 500€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brindisi via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 470€
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Bari
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Istanbul to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 410€
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
14€ - 16€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bari Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus and ferry from Struga to Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Schedules at
ms.mk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Gostivar bus station to Durres
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Durres Zob to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Tirana to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Tirana
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Schedules at
matpu.com
Ferry operators

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