There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, bus, 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 Istanbul to Frankfurt  •  5 h 58 min

  1. IST - FRA

$77 - $237

7 alternative options

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt  •  7 h 38 min

  1. SAW - FRA

$80 - $194

Fly Istanbul to Nuremberg, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. IST - NUE

$123 - $339

Bus, train  •  33 h 25 min

  1. Ice

$193 - $233

Bus Georg  •  37 h

$108 - $387

Bus EAAA  •  42 h 54 min

$114 - $165

Night train, train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. D
  2. Ice

$261 - $415

Drive  •  21 h 46 min

  1. 1397.2 miles

$290 - $430

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

Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines 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 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
5 h 55 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
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
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
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
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Istanbul to Nuremberg via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
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
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
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Frankfurt via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Nuremberg via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Nuremberg via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 München Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Wien to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $210
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
$20 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
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
$112
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
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
Bus from Burgas to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
34 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
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
$160
Schedules at
karat-s.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Frankfurt am Main is 1865 km. The road distance is 2235 km.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 360 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 7 h 38 min.

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 5 h 58 min and costs 350 ₺ - 1.100 ₺.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Istanbul to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.