There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Madrid 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Istanbul  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Madrid (MAD) IST - MAD

$88 - $464

Cheapest option

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Madrid (MAD) SAW - MAD

$80 - $369

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  44 h 14 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 / ...

$229 - $345

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Madrid 0800

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 11 h

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

$159 - $230

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 16 h

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

$151 - $162

Drive  •  33 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Madrid 2206.2 miles

$450 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Madrid is to fly which costs 490 ₺ - 2.300 ₺ and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Madrid is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 2.900 ₺ and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Madrid is 2737 km. The road distance is 3529.9 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Istanbul to Madrid, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Madrid via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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Turkish Airlines, Tunisair, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1710.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Tunisair and 12 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Madrid via Sofia in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Madrid via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Madrid via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
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
Rome2rio's guide to 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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
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
$29 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $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
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once 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 Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$128
Schedules at
dary.bg

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