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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, night train or car

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen  •  6h 21m

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

$78 - $431

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen  •  7h 35m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Copenhagen (CPH) SAW - CPH

$105 - $417

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo  •  9h 24m

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

$93 - $267

Bus, bus and ferry  •  40h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Belgrade to Copenhagen

$149 - $211

Bus, train  •  42h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$282 - $377

Night train, train  •  2 days 10h

  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 Szolnok Ic
  4. Take the train from Szolnok to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf Ec
  6. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$339 - $495

Bus  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Brăila
  2. Take the bus from Brăila to Coppenhagen

$137 - $192

Bus, night train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bucharest to Copenhagen

$98 - $138

Drive  •  28h 5m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Copenhagen 1845.4 miles

$420 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen is to bus and night train and bus and ferry which costs 550 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 2 days 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen is to fly which costs 440 ₺ - 2.500 ₺ and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Copenhagen via Sofia Serdica Bus Station and Belgrade. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 51m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Copenhagen is 2020 km. The road distance is 2952.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 40h 51m and costs 800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 6h 21m and costs 440 ₺ - 2.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 2 days 11h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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

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  • Distance: 1262.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 21m

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

Turkish Airlines, LOT and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Copenhagen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Copenhagen via Brăila in around 2 days 11h.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Billund
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Konya
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen via Konya
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $340
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
20h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
19h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
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 Szolnok
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Belgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Karat-S
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
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Brăila
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Bucharest to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
38h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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Copenhagen is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:39 AM in Istanbul and 1:39 AM in Copenhagen.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Copenhagen is 2953 km. It takes approximately 28h 5m to drive from Istanbul to Copenhagen.

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Scandinavian Airlines, KLM, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are 638+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at $96 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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