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

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Fly  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Brussels (BRU) IST - BRU

96€ - 271€

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Bus  •  43h 12m

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

80€ - 119€

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Bus, train  •  37h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

174€ - 264€

Bus via Munich  •  43h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Brussels-North train station K1959 / ...

99€ - 109€

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 train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

153€ - 234€

Night train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the night train from Videle to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Nj

128€ - 224€

Drive  •  24h 5m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Brussels 2619.8 km

280€ - 410€

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Brussels is to bus which costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 43h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Brussels is to fly which costs 800 ₺ - 2.400 ₺ and takes 4h 15m.

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It is 2179 km from Istanbul to Brussels. It is approximately 2619.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Brussels without a car is to bus and train which takes 37h 25m and costs 1.500 ₺ - 2.300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Istanbul to Brussels, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs 800 ₺ - 2.400 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 43h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 25m.

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Brussels is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:15 AM in Istanbul and 5:15 AM in Brussels.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Brussels is 2620 km. It takes approximately 24h 5m to drive from Istanbul to Brussels.

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Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Air Serbia and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Brussels Airport.

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  • Distance: 2179.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Brussels, Belgium?

Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Brussels every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Brussels via Otogar, Istanbul, and Sofia in around 43h 12m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from Istanbul to Brussels via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Brussels via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Brussels via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Brussels via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 190€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
20€ - 24€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 65€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Railjet
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
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
14h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
17€ - 22€
1st Class
44€ - 50€
Night train from Videle to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
18h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 70€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
22€ - 29€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Schedules at
matpu.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
33h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
210€ - 270€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
29h 48m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Munich central bus station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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