There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus, night train, bus and ferry 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 Copenhagen  •  6 h 17 min

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

$78 - $431

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen  •  7 h 46 min

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

$105 - $417

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo, train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Malmo (MMX) IST - MMX
  2. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to København H

$91 - $259

Bus, train  •  42 h 12 min

  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

$283 - $378

Bus Makedonija Soobrakaj AD  •  45 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Copenhagen

$145 - $181

Bus, night train, busferry  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ruse
  2. Take the night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the busferry from Bucharest to Copenhagen

$108 - $180

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 Hamburg Dammtor Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$370 - $561

Bus Brianna Tour  •  2 days 11 h

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

$137 - $193

Drive  •  28 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Copenhagen 1845.4 miles

$420 - $650

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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 Coppenhagen via Brăila. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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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 train which takes 42 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min 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 6 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 45 h 12 min.

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

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Istanbul to Copenhagen bus services, operated by Brianna Tour, arrive at Coppenhagen station.

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Copenhagen is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 5:50 PM in Istanbul and 4:50 PM in Copenhagen.

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

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  • Distance: 1262.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

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 Otogar, Istanbul, and Skopje in around 45 h 12 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen via Konya
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Copenhagen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Konya
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malmo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Malmö C to København H
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
dsb.dk
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$8 - $12
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$11 - $16
2nd Class Refundable
$11 - $16
1st Class Refundable
$14 - $20
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
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Ruse to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
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 Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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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
$92
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Skopje
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34 - $40
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Schedules at
ms.mk
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Ruse
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Bucharest to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
38 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Brăila
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro

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

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