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There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Frankfurt  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Frankfurt (FRA) IST - FRA

$77 - $237

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Frankfurt (FRA) SAW - FRA

$79 - $193

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart, train  •  8h 2m

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

$103 - $282

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Nuremberg, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Nuremberg (NUE) IST - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$118 - $334

Bus, train  •  33h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$172 - $212

Bus Georg  •  37h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Frankfurt

$148 - $376

Bus Karat-S  •  43h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas Bus Station South to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station Varna - Dortmund / ...

$124 - $185

Night train, train  •  2 days 0h

  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 Budapest-Keleti Ic
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$228 - $333

Drive, train  •  23h 20m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$340 - $502

Drive  •  21h 46m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main 1397.2 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 440 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 7h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 430 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Frankfurt via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Frankfurt am Main is 1865 km. The road distance is 2235.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to bus and train which takes 33h 27m and costs 950 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs 430 ₺ - 1.400 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 800 ₺ - 2.200 ₺ and takes 37h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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  • Distance: 1165.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main via Haskovo in around 37h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Frankfurt via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nuremberg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nuremberg via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Frankfurt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Frankfurt via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nuremberg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Nuremberg via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
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
6h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
28h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Haskovo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Burgas Bus Station South to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Karat-S

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Frankfurt am Main is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:50 PM in Istanbul and 8:50 PM in Frankfurt am Main.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main is 2235 km. It takes approximately 21h 46m to drive from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main.

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

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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 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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