There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul to Croatia by plane, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Zagreb  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Zagreb (ZAG) IST - ZAG

$96 - $221

Cheapest option

Night train, bus, train  •  29 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the train from Niš to Beograd centar 790
  4. Take the train from Beograd centar to Šid
  5. Take the train from Sid(SRB) to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. En

$65 - $99

8 alternative options

Fly to Venice  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Venice (VCE) IST - VCE

$131 - $811

Fly to Sarajevo, bus  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Sarajevo (SJJ) IST - SJJ
  2. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Zenica
  3. Take the bus from Zenica to Slavonski Brod

$114 - $290

Fly to Belgrade, bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Belgrade (BEG) IST - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Osijek

$68 - $248

Fly to Ljubljana, bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Ljubljana (LJU) IST - LJU
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$136 - $406

Bus Yubim  •  24 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice Switzerland

$160 - $232

Bus Georg  •  26 h 8 min

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

$120 - $166

Bus, train  •  28 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec

$107 - $120

Drive  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Zagreb 836.8 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Croatia is to night train and bus and train which costs 310 ₺ - 480 ₺ and takes 29 h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Croatia is to fly which costs 450 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Croatia is 1089 km. The road distance is 1338.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Istanbul to Croatia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Zagreb - Motel Plitvice via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 7 min.

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What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Croatia?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Velika Gorica twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Zagreb via Sofia in around 24 h 7 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Istanbul to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Istanbul to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Istanbul to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Niš to Beograd centar
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Train from Beograd centar to Šid
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$3 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $9
1st class
$6
2nd class
$4
Bus operators
Biss-Tours
Phone
032 245 451
Email
info@biss-tours.ba
Website
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Sarajevo to Zenica
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Bus from Zenica to Slavonski Brod
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
biss-tours.ba
Centrotrans Eurolines
Autoprevoz - Bus d.d.
Phone
+387 36 551 900
Email
booking@autoprevoz-bus.ba
Website
autoprevoz.ba
Bus from Sarajevo to Zenica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
autoprevoz.ba
Jelinak
Website
jelinak.com
Bus from Zenica to Slavonski Brod
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
jelinak.com
Pepeks Zagreb
Phone
098 417 140
Email
info@pepeks.hr
Website
pepeks.hr
Bus from Zenica to Slavonski Brod
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pepeks.hr
Šidexpres Šid
Phone
022 / 714-147
Email
sidexpres@ptt.rs
Website
sidexpres.rs
Bus from Beograd to Osijek
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
sidexpres.rs
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb - Motel Plitvice
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs

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