There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Brussels by plane, bus, train, night train, car or car train

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  •  4h 20m

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

111€ - 212€

Cheapest option

Bus via Munich  •  42h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Brussels, Brussels-North station N136 / ...

104€ - 149€

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Bus, train  •  37h 24m

  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

209€ - 274€

Bus, night train  •  42h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Nj

139€ - 159€

Bus  •  43h 12m

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

222€ - 292€

Night train, train  •  2 days 0h

  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

159€ - 246€

Drive, car train  •  31h 16m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Villach
  2. Take the car train from Villach to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels

263€ - 420€

Drive  •  24h 52m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Brussels 2628.1 km

300€ - 450€

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Brussels is to bus via Munich which costs 750 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 42h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Brussels is to fly which costs 800 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 4h 20m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Brussels is 2179 km. The road distance is 2628.1 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 24m and costs 1.500 ₺ - 2.100 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m 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 20m and costs 800 ₺ - 1.600 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Munich, which costs 750 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 42h 28m.

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

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Brussels is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:27 AM in Istanbul and 5:27 AM in Brussels.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Brussels is 2628 km. It takes approximately 24h 52m to drive from Istanbul to Brussels.

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  • Distance: 2179.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Brussels hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Brussels via Otogar, Istanbul, and Munich, Munich central bus station in around 42h 28m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 600€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
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 38m
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
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 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
22€ - 26€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
10h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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)
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Villach to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
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, Munich central bus station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Munich ZOB Hackerbrucke to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
eurolines.de
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€
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€ - 280€
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
95€ - 120€
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Brussels
Ave. Duration
32h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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