There are 14 ways to get from Istanbul to Calais by plane, train, bus, 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  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Brussels (BRU) IST - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$142 - $431

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG, train  •  9 h 46 min

  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-Fréthun

$123 - $355

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels, train  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Brussels (BRU) SAW - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$164 - $877

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam, train  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Amsterdam (AMS) IST - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$168 - $375

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Charleroi, train  •  12 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Charleroi (CRL) SAW - CRL
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$136 - $516

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam, train  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Amsterdam (AMS) SAW - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$180 - $491

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) IST - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$189 - $458

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf, train  •  13 h 10 min

  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 Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$184 - $448

Bus, train  •  39 h 26 min

  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 Balkan Horn  •  2 days 0 h

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

Night train, train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$433 - $627

Bus Eurolines FR  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Paris Gallieni
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Calais Ferry

$281 - $392

Drive, train  •  28 h 20 min

  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 Calais

$422 - $619

Drive  •  27 h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Calais 1763.5 miles

$370 - $550

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Calais. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Calais via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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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 39 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 21 min 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 3 h 25 min.

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Istanbul to Calais bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, arrive at Calais station.

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Calais is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:27 PM in Istanbul and 12:27 PM in Calais.

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

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Tarom, LOT, Aegean Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Brussels Airport.

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  • Distance: 1467.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 21 min

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Calais via Sofia in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Dusseldorf via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $31
1st Class
$44 - $47
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
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
3 h 11 min
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
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $70
Train from Schiphol Airport to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Düsseldorf to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
28 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus from Sofia to Calais
Ave. Duration
38 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Burgas to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
44 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Calais Ferry
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com

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