There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Málaga by plane, bus, 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  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Malaga (AGP) IST - AGP

$123 - $1,204

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Bus, train  •  47 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the train from Constanta to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov D / ...
  4. Take the bus from Brasov to Zaragoza
  5. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  6. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$294 - $436

Bus Georg  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Málaga

$419 - $562

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 21 h

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

$177 - $188

Drive  •  37 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Málaga 2438.6 miles

$500 - $750

Drive, train  •  43 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  4. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  5. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  7. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Málaga

$569 - $847

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Málaga via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Málaga is 2910 km. The road distance is 3901.8 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Málaga without a car is to bus and train which takes 47 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Istanbul to Málaga, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Málaga is to fly which takes 7 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 13 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 30 min.

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Istanbul to Málaga bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Málaga station.

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Málaga is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:09 AM in Istanbul and 7:09 AM in Málaga.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Málaga is 3902 km. It takes approximately 37 h 24 min to drive from Istanbul to Málaga.

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  • Distance: 1818.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Málaga, Spain?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and nine other airlines fly from Istanbul to Málaga every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Málaga via Sofia in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,500
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Muenster
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Constanta to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Brasov to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
alsa.com
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
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
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 Sofia to Málaga
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$390 - $500
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Málaga
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Málaga
Ave. Duration
2 days 13 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$153
Schedules at
dary.bg

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Aegean Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 4276+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $69 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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