There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen by plane, bus, train, 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 to Copenhagen  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Copenhagen (CPH) IST - CPH

849 kr - 2076 kr

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Bus, night train  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Coppenhagen

785 kr - 1094 kr

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Fly to Malmo  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Malmo (MMX) IST - MMX

979 kr - 1571 kr

Bus, train  •  41h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ic

1771 kr - 2381 kr

Bus, bus and ferry  •  45h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Beograd
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Belgrade to Copenhagen

Night train, train  •  2 days 3h

  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 Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ic

2095 kr - 3079 kr

Bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Copenhagen

Drive  •  27h 59m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Copenhagen 2948.3 km

2700 kr - 4100 kr

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen is to bus and night train which costs 800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 2 days 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen is to fly which costs 850 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Copenhagen via Galaţi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Copenhagen is 2020 km. The road distance is 2948.3 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen without a car is to bus and train which takes 41h 43m and costs 1.800 ₺ - 2.500 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Copenhagen bus services, operated by TransEvren, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4h 13m and costs 850 ₺ - 2.200 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 9h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Istanbul to Copenhagen bus services, operated by Transmarian, arrive at Copenhagen station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 2020 km
  • Duration: 4h 13m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Copenhagen, Denmark?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Copenhagen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Copenhagen via Galaţi in around 2 days 9h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kr - 2000 kr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Konya
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kr - 2300 kr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
700 kr - 2200 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kr - 2000 kr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kr - 2800 kr
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1200 kr - 2400 kr
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 kr - 2500 kr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
600 kr - 1100 kr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600 kr - 1100 kr
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000 kr - 1300 kr
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kr - 1500 kr
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
490 kr - 1700 kr
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kr - 2300 kr
Malmö Aviation
Website
flygbra.se
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kr - 2500 kr
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 Ingolstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160 kr - 230 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ingolstadt Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
850 kr - 1200 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Ingolstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
100 kr - 140 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Ingolstadt Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100 kr - 140 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
330 kr - 450 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1400 kr - 1900 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
320 kr - 450 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
110 kr - 170 kr
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
110 kr - 140 kr
1st Class
140 kr - 170 kr
Night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
16h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kr - 160 kr
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
110 kr - 130 kr
1st Class
130 kr - 160 kr
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kr - 380 kr
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
120 kr - 160 kr
1st Class
330 kr - 380 kr
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40 kr - 140 kr
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
40 kr - 55 kr
1st Class
120 kr - 140 kr
Bus operators
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Istanbul to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus and ferry from Belgrade to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
480 kr - 1100 kr
Schedules at
lasta.rs
Book at
busticket4.me
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kr - 340 kr
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Galaţi to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
40h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21 kr - 30 kr
Website
MetroTurizm
Brianna Tour
Phone
004-0745-845.394
Website
briannatour.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Coppenhagen
Ave. Duration
37h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
650 kr - 900 kr
Schedules at
briannatour.ro

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Copenhagen is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:50 AM in Istanbul and 7:50 AM in Copenhagen.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Copenhagen is 2948 km. It takes approximately 27h 59m to drive from Istanbul to Copenhagen.

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LOT, Ukraine International Airlines, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are 603+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at 750 kr DKK per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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