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

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Fly to Copenhagen  •  4h 10m

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

647 kr - 2321 kr

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Fly to Aalborg  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Aalborg (AAL) IST - AAL

852 kr - 2576 kr

Fly to Billund, bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Billund (BLL) IST - BLL
  2. Take the bus from Billund Lufthavn / Billund Airport to Kolding Busterminal

962 kr - 3301 kr

Bus, train  •  42h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ic

2009 kr - 3289 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

Bus  •  2 days 10h

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

Night train, bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Coppenhagen

775 kr - 1086 kr

Night train, train  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the night train from Videle to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg-Altona Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Koebenhavn H Ic

1994 kr - 3005 kr

Drive  •  26h 56m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Copenhagen 2945.6 km

2500 kr - 3800 kr

Turkey → Denmark
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International entry into Denmark from Turkey

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Denmark, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, San Marino, Cyprus and Monaco

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Denmark from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test within 1 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
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  • Negative COVID-19 test within 1 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Faroe Islands and Greenland

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Rules to follow in Denmark

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No, entry into Denmark from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Denmark is 072 22 74 59.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Denmark is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Denmark is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 072 22 74 59.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Denmark.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Denmark is to fly which costs 750 ₺ - 2.800 ₺ and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Denmark is to fly which costs 750 ₺ - 2.800 ₺ and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Denmark. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Copenhagen via Galaţi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Denmark is 2119 km. The road distance is 2945.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Denmark without a car is to bus and train which takes 42h 3m and costs 2.300 ₺ - 3.900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Istanbul to Denmark, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Denmark is to fly which takes 4h 10m and costs 750 ₺ - 2.800 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 10h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Denmark.
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  • Distance: 2119 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Denmark?

Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia and five other airlines fly from Istanbul to Copenhagen every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Copenhagen via Galaţi in around 2 days 10h.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1400 kr - 2400 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Aalborg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000 kr - 2700 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Aalborg via Oslo
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 3000 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Aalborg via Stockholm, Oslo
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 3100 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Aalborg via Stockholm, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 3100 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Billund
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000 kr - 2800 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Billund via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000 kr - 2800 kr
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1400 kr - 2400 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Copenhagen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1400 kr - 2400 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Copenhagen via Konya
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1400 kr - 2400 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Aalborg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000 kr - 2700 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Billund
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000 kr - 2800 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Billund via Gazipasa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1200 kr - 3400 kr
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000 kr - 2100 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Aalborg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kr - 3100 kr
Flights from Istanbul to Billund via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kr - 3100 kr
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Copenhagen via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
800 kr - 1700 kr
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Copenhagen via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 4200 kr
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Aalborg via Frankfurt, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
700 kr - 2400 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 Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
380 kr - 550 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
280 kr - 390 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
420 kr - 600 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
350 kr - 470 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kr - 320 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
400 kr - 550 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1400 kr - 1900 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Wuerzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
470 kr - 650 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
390 kr - 550 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 700 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wuerzburg Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210 kr - 310 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
360 kr - 500 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
330 kr - 450 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Hamburg-Altona to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kr - 440 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kr - 180 kr
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
120 kr - 150 kr
1st Class
150 kr - 180 kr
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
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 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
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Denmark is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 5:33 PM in Istanbul and 4:33 PM in Denmark.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Denmark is 2946 km. It takes approximately 26h 56m to drive from Istanbul to Denmark.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Air Serbia, Ukraine International Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Denmark. Prices start at 750 kr DKK per night.

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

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