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There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Málaga by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  7h 39m

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

$123 - $1,204

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Bus, train  •  46h 46m

  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 Ir / ...
  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 13h

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

$419 - $561

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 13h

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

$159 - $231

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 21h

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

$177 - $188

Night train, train  •  2 days 20h

  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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  6. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$623 - $852

Drive  •  37h 24m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Málaga 2438.6 miles

$500 - $750

Drive, train  •  43h 9m

  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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Málaga is to bus which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 2 days 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Málaga is to fly which costs 650 ₺ - 7.000 ₺ and takes 7h 39m.

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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 13h.

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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 46h 46m and costs 1.600 ₺ - 2.500 ₺.

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It takes approximately 7h 39m 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 7h 39m and costs 650 ₺ - 7.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2.300 ₺ - 3.200 ₺ and takes 2 days 13h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 40m.

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

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  • Distance: 1818.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 39m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and six 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 13h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,500
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Constanta to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Brasov
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
19h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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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inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
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
4h 13m
Frequency
4 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 Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
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
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
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
11h
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
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
alsa.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
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 Sofia to Málaga
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
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 3h
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 13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$153
Schedules at
dary.bg

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Málaga is 2h behind Istanbul. It is currently 2:02 PM in Istanbul and 12:02 PM in Málaga.

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

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TAP Portugal, Air France, AtlasGlobal and five other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 4459+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $51 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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