There are 13 ways to get from Istanbul to France by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Nice  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Nice (NCE) IST - NCE

$85 - $265

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Paris CDG (CDG) IST - CDG

$73 - $273

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Marseille (MRS) IST - MRS

$92 - $555

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Lyon (LYS) IST - LYS

$80 - $281

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Lyon  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Lyon (LYS) SAW - LYS

$97 - $356

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Stuttgart (STR) IST - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg

$98 - $272

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich, train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Zurich (ZRH) IST - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg

$112 - $316

Bus, train  •  36 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...

$253 - $338

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  42 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Paris, Paris 091 / ...

$138 - $178

Bus KARAT-S  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Paris

$181 - $192

Bus Eurolines FR  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Paris Gallieni

$267 - $378

Night train, train  •  2 days 5 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est Ice / ...

$371 - $555

Drive  •  26 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Paris 1708.3 miles

$360 - $550

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to France. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Chatelet via Burgas and Place De Clichy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and France is 2246 km. The road distance is 2733.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to France without a car is to bus and train which takes 36 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Istanbul to France, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to France is to fly which takes 6 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 42 h 32 min.

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

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Istanbul to France bus services, operated by KARAT-S, arrive at Paris station.

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France is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 7:09 AM in Istanbul and 6:09 AM in France.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to France is 2733 km. It takes approximately 26 h 11 min to drive from Istanbul to France.

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  • Distance: 1403.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and France?

Turkish Airlines, Tunisair and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Nice every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Paris via Otogar, Istanbul, Munich, Munich, Munich central bus station, Paris, Paris, and Gare De Bercy - Popb in around 42 h 32 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Paris CDG via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Constantine
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marseille via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Zurich via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
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
$89
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Burgas to Paris
Ave. Duration
41 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$154
Schedules at
karat-s.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Burgas to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
44 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$240 - $340
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Luxair, Tunisair, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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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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