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There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul to Brussels by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels  •  6h 32m

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

$75 - $332

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels  •  7h 56m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Brussels (BRU) SAW - BRU

$97 - $778

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Charleroi  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Charleroi (CRL) SAW - CRL

$84 - $417

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 24m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) IST - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi

$116 - $291

Bus, train  •  37h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice

$247 - $332

Bus Georg  •  43h

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

$269 - $381

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  43h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Brussels, Brussels-North station N36

$137 - $172

Night train, train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Arad D
  3. Take the train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  6. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice

$348 - $508

Drive, train  •  26h 42m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  4. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Brussels

$394 - $579

Drive  •  25h 13m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Brussels 1640.2 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Brussels is to fly which costs 420 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 6h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Brussels is to fly which costs 420 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 6h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Brussels via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Brussels is 2179 km. The road distance is 2624.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Brussels without a car is to bus and train which takes 37h 59m and costs 1.400 ₺ - 1.900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from Istanbul to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Brussels is to fly which takes 6h 32m and costs 420 ₺ - 1.900 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1.500 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 43h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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Istanbul to Brussels bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Brussels station.

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  • Distance: 1362.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 32m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Brussels hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Brussels via Sofia in around 43h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
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 Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Arad
Ave. Duration
10h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
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 Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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
28h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
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
$240 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Sofia to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
37h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
radinavip.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Brussels is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 11:27 AM in Istanbul and 9:27 AM in Brussels.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Brussels is 2624 km. It takes approximately 25h 13m to drive from Istanbul to Brussels.

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LOT, KLM, Turkish Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1016+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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