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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Gothenburg by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, 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.

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Fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Gothenburg (GOT) IST - GOT

$118 - $480

Cheapest option

Bus, night train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bucharest to Göteborg

$98 - $138

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  46 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  4. Take the train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation

$322 - $437

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Niš
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Niš to Gothenburg

$139 - $206

Bus, night train  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Goteborg

$123 - $168

Night train, train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  5. Take the train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation

$408 - $607

Drive  •  31 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Gothenburg 2037.9 miles

$460 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Gothenburg is to bus and night train and bus and ferry which costs 550 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 2 days 20 h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Gothenburg is to fly which costs 650 ₺ - 2.800 ₺ and takes 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Gothenburg. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Gothenburg via Sofia and Niš. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Gothenburg is 2213 km. The road distance is 3260.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Gothenburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 46 h 38 min and costs 1.800 ₺ - 2.500 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Istanbul to Gothenburg, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Gothenburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Istanbul to Gothenburg bus services, operated by Lasta, arrive at Gothenburg station.

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Gothenburg is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 12:08 PM in Istanbul and 11:08 AM in Gothenburg.

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Gothenburg.
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  • Distance: 1383.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Gothenburg, Sweden?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Gothenburg hourly.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Gothenburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Gothenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Gothenburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
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 München Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once 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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $270
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
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
matpu.com
Nis Ekspres
Phone
+381 18 255 177
Email
marketing@nis-ekspres.rs
Website
nis-ekspres.rs
Bus from Sofia to Niš
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
nis-ekspres.rs
Book at
onlinetickets.nis-ekspres.rs
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Bucharest to Göteborg
Ave. Duration
44 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Gothenburg is 3261 km. It takes approximately 31 h 9 min to drive from Istanbul to Gothenburg.

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KLM, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Gothenburg Airport.

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There are 177+ hotels available in Gothenburg. Prices start at $72 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 4 ₺.

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