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

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Fly  •  8 h 10 min

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

$217 - $967

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Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  2 days 16 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 Rv / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Parma to Marrakesh

$405 - $643

Night train, train, bus and ferry  •  3 days 18 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Ventimiglia En
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Ventimiglia to Rabat
  5. Take the train from Rabat Ville to Marrakech

$451 - $647

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 - $511

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 - $478

Drive, car ferry  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Motril
  3. Take the car ferry from Motril to Tangier
  4. Drive from Tangier to Marrakesh

$874 - $1,691

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh is to fly which costs 1.300 ₺ - 6.000 ₺ and takes 8 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh is to fly which costs 1.300 ₺ - 6.000 ₺ and takes 8 h 10 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 16 h and costs 2.400 ₺ - 4.000 ₺.

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It takes approximately 8 h 10 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 10 min and costs 1.300 ₺ - 6.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1.900 ₺ - 3.200 ₺ and takes 4 days 10 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul 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 10 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 to Marrakech via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,200
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marrakech
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marrakech via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul to Marrakech via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marrakech via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
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)
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Wien Hbf to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
18 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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
$6 - $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
$14
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
$190 - $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
35 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Ventimiglia to Rabat
Ave. Duration
22 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
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
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
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Motril to Tangier
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$341
Standard Car
$862

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Marrakesh is 3 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:59 PM in Istanbul and 2:59 PM in Marrakesh.

Luxair, AtlasGlobal, Transavia Holland and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Marrakech Airport.

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The nearest airport to Marrakesh is Marrakech (RAK) Airport which is 4.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Casablanca (CMN) (197.4 km) and Agadir (AGA) (197.7 km).

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There are 1936+ hotels available in Marrakesh. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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