There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, night train, car ferry 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  •  10 h 13 min

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

$207 - $957

Cheapest option

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Marrakech (RAK) SAW - RAK

$120 - $434

5 alternative options

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 Fb / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Parma to Marrakesh

$438 - $698

Night train, train, bus, bus and ferry  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Stara Zagora
  2. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to La Spezia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from La Spezia Stazione FS to Settat
  5. Take the train from Settat to Marrakech

$377 - $500

Bus, car ferry, night train  •  4 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Genova Piazza Principe
  3. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Tangier
  4. Take the night train from Tangier to Marrakech

Bus  •  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

$351 - $515

Drive, train, car ferry  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  5. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  6. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  7. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  8. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Motril
  9. Take the car ferry from Motril to Tangier
  10. Drive from Tangier to Marrakesh

$956 - $1,874

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

Royal Air Maroc, Lufthansa and 13 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Marrakesh hourly. 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
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marrakech via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marrakech via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marrakech via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Marrakech via Madrid
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Budapest
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Lyon
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Marrakech via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Parma
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Stara Zagora to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Website
bdz.bg
Moroccan Railways (ONCF)
Email
ketary@oncf.ma
Website
oncf.ma
Train from Settat to Marrakech
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $15
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Night train from Tangier to Marrakech
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Schedules at
oncf.ma
2nd Class
$27 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $55
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
italotreno.it
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$105 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$105 - $120
1st Class
$130 - $210
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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
$21
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
$200 - $300
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
$210 - $350
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
dary.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
$120 - $170
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Motril to Tangier
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Schedules at
frs.es
Passenger
$360
Standard Car
$910

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to Marrakesh?

The distance between Istanbul and Marrakesh is 3442 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh?

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh is to fly which costs 480 ₺ - 1.800 ₺ and takes 12 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh?

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh is to fly which takes 10 h 13 min and costs 800 ₺ - 3.900 ₺.

Is there a direct bus between Istanbul and Marrakesh?

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.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh?

It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to get from Istanbul to Marrakesh, including transfers.