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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to China by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Beijing Capital  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Beijing Capital (PEK) IST - PEK

$225 - $285

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Fly to Guangzhou Baiyun  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) IST - CAN

$253 - $557

Fly to Shanghai Pudong  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG) IST - PVG

$250 - $360

Fly to Hong Kong, train  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Hong Kong (HKG) IST - HKG
  2. Take the train from West Kowloon Station to Futian Station

$282 - $631

Fly to Chengdu  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Chengdu (CTU) IST - CTU

$293 - $803

Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao  •  15 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA) IST - SHA

$332 - $902

Fly to Harbin, bus  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Harbin (HRB) IST - HRB
  2. Take the bus from Harbin Taipin airport to Xuanhua street

$394 - $1,104

Fly to Taiyuan, train  •  16 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Taiyuan (TYN) IST - TYN
  2. Take the train from Taiyuan South to Shijiazhuang

$297 - $791

Drive  •  5 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Shanghai 6484.3 miles

$1,300 - $2,000

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to China is to fly which costs 1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 13 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to China is to fly which costs 1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 13 h 19 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and China is 6483 km. The road distance is 10374.9 km.

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It takes approximately 13 h 19 min to get from Istanbul to China, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Beijing Capital Airport is the direct flight which takes 9 h 15 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to China is 10375 km. It takes approximately 5 days 1 h to drive from Istanbul to China.

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Turkish Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Beijing Capital Airport.

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

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  • Distance: 4052 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 19 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and China?

Turkish Airlines, China Southern Airlines and 15 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Beijing hourly.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Harbin via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Harbin via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
17 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Harbin via Incheon
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Taiyuan via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Taiyuan via Beijing Capital, Dalian
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Taiyuan via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $1,500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chengdu via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chengdu via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chengdu via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Hongqiao via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Hongqiao via Budapest, Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Harbin via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Doha
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Guangzhou Baiyun via Doha
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Pudong via Doha
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hong Kong via Doha
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chengdu via Doha
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Asiana Airlines
Website
us.flyasiana.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Pudong via Incheon
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chengdu via Incheon
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Harbin via Incheon
Ave. Duration
18 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $1,500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Guangzhou Baiyun via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Pudong via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hong Kong via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Hongqiao via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Harbin via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
17 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Taiyuan via Beijing Capital
Ave. Duration
13 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Taiyuan via Shanghai Pudong
Ave. Duration
16 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Pudong via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hong Kong via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chengdu via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Pudong via Dubai
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hong Kong via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Turkmenistan Airlines
Website
flyturkmenistanairlines.eu
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Ashgabat
Ave. Duration
13 h 12 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Guangzhou Baiyun via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Air Astana
Website
airastana.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Beijing Capital via Almaty
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Guangzhou Baiyun via Muscat
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Guangzhou Baiyun via Cairo
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Guangzhou Baiyun via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,300
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hong Kong via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $6,000
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hong Kong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Shanghai Airlines
Website
ceair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Shanghai Hongqiao via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from West Kowloon Station to Futian Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$10 - $13
1st Class Seat
$15 - $18
Business Class Seat
$30 - $40
Train from Taiyuan South to Shijiazhuang
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$18 - $22
1st Class Seat
$29 - $33
Business Class Seat
$55 - $70
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Taiyuan South to Shijiazhuang station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$11 - $15
1st Class Seat
$12 - $18
Bus operators
Nine Travel Network
Website
9tour.cn
Bus from Harbin Taipin airport to Xuanhua street
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
9tour.cn

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