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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, night train, car or car ferry

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  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Marrakech (RAK) IST - RAK

$201 - $951

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Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Parma Reg / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Parma to Marrakesh

$396 - $624

Night train, bus, train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Milan
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia Ec / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Ventimiglia to Kenitra
  5. Take the train from Kenitra Médina to Marrakech

$368 - $562

Bus via Sofia  •  4 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Malaga
  3. Take the bus from Malaga to Marrakech

$319 - $501

Bus  •  4 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Málaga
  3. Take the bus from Malaga to Marrakech

$357 - $468

Drive, train, car ferry  •  2 days 7 h

  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 Motril
  8. Take the car ferry from Motril to Tangier Med
  9. Drive from Tangier Med to Marrakesh

$949 - $1,817

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh is to fly which costs 1.100 ₺ - 5.500 ₺ and takes 8 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh is to fly which costs 1.100 ₺ - 5.500 ₺ and takes 8 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Marrakesh. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Marrakech via Sofia and Malaga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 10 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Marrakesh is 3442 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 2 days 17 h and costs 2.200 ₺ - 3.600 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8 h 19 min to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh is to fly which takes 8 h 19 min and costs 1.100 ₺ - 5.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1.800 ₺ - 2.900 ₺ and takes 4 days 10 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Marrakech Airport is the direct flight which takes 5 h.

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Istanbul to Marrakesh bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Marrakech station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh.
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  • Distance: 2151 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 19 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Marrakesh, Morocco?

Turkish Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Marrakesh every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Marrakesh via Sofia and Malaga in around 4 days 10 h.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marrakech via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,200
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marrakech
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marrakech via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marrakech via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Marrakech via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Train operators
Trenitalia

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 Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia(fr)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Bologna
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Parma to Marrakesh
Ave. Duration
36 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $310
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Ventimiglia to Kenitra
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Milan
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Schedules at
georg-bg.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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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 Malaga to Marrakech
Ave. Duration
43 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $280
Website
alsa.com
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
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Motril to Tangier Med
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$340
Standard Car
$860

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Marrakesh is 3 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 9:58 PM in Istanbul and 6:58 PM in Marrakesh.

Qatar Airways, TAP Portugal, AtlasGlobal and five other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Marrakech Airport.

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There are 2062+ hotels available in Marrakesh. Prices start at $43 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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