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There are 14 ways to get from Istanbul to Calais by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels, train  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Brussels (BRU) IST - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$142 - $456

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG, train  •  9h 20m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Paris CDG (CDG) IST - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$122 - $342

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels, train  •  10h 58m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Brussels (BRU) SAW - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$164 - $902

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Charleroi, train  •  11h 42m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Charleroi (CRL) SAW - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$136 - $541

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  11h 13m

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

$168 - $415

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf, train  •  12h 31m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Dusseldorf (DUS) IST - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$184 - $473

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  12h 32m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) SAW - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$180 - $531

Bus Alpar Turizm, train  •  39h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$317 - $412

Bus  •  44h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Bucharest
  3. Take the bus from Bucharest to Calais

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to Lille
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville

$135 - $241

Bus Karat-S, train  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas Bus Station South to Reims TGV Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Champagne-Ardenne to Lille Europe Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$225 - $310

Night train, train  •  2 days 7h

  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 Stuttgart Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$413 - $583

Drive, train  •  29h 11m

  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 Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv

$497 - $718

Drive  •  27h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Calais 1763.5 miles

$370 - $550

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Calais is to fly and train which costs 650 ₺ - 2.000 ₺ and takes 9h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Calais is to fly and train which costs 650 ₺ - 2.000 ₺ and takes 9h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Calais. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Calais via Ruse and Bucharest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44h 39m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Calais is 2348 km. The road distance is 2821.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Calais without a car is to bus and train which takes 39h 26m and costs 1.700 ₺ - 2.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 9h 33m to get from Istanbul to Calais, including transfers.

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

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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 Calais bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at Calais station.

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Calais is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:53 PM in Istanbul and 8:53 PM in Calais.

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  • Distance: 1467.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 33m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Calais, France?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Calais via Ruse, Bucharest, and Bucharest in around 44h 39m.

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 Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
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
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
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 Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
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
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $4,400
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
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 Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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 Paris CDG via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
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
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 Paris CDG via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
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
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Champagne-Ardenne to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
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
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lille Flandres to Gare de Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
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 Ruse
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Orlan S.R.O
Phone
+420/ 222 314 182
Email
office@orlan.cz
Website
orlan.cz
Bus from Ruse to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
orlan.cz
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Calais
Ave. Duration
27h 53m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to Lille
Ave. Duration
38h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Burgas Bus Station South to Reims TGV Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
Karat-S

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Calais is 2822 km. It takes approximately 27h to drive from Istanbul to Calais.

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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 233+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at $62 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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