There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Istanbul to Frankfurt  •  6 h 1 min

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

$77 - $237

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt  •  7 h 40 min

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

$79 - $192

Fly Istanbul to Nuremberg, train  •  8 h 9 min

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

$123 - $339

Fly Istanbul to Stuttgart, train  •  8 h 11 min

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

$101 - $276

Bus, train  •  33 h 28 min

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

$163 - $203

Bus Georg  •  37 h

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

$148 - $387

Bus KARAT-S  •  43 h 30 min

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

$242 - $253

Night train, train  •  2 days 0 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

$257 - $392

Drive  •  21 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main 1397.2 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 490 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 480 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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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 37 h.

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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 33 h 28 min and costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min 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 6 h 1 min and costs 480 ₺ - 1.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 900 ₺ - 2.500 ₺ and takes 37 h.

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

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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: 6 h 1 min

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

Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and six 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 37 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Istanbul to Frankfurt via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Istanbul to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Istanbul to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Istanbul to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Istanbul to Nuremberg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Stuttgart via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Nuremberg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Nuremberg via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Frankfurt via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
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 - $190
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
$82
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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
30 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $350
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Burgas to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
35 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$218
Schedules at
karat-s.com

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Frankfurt am Main is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 11:16 PM in Istanbul and 10:16 PM in Frankfurt am Main.

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

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LOT, KLM, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 674+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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