There are 12 ways to get from Istanbul to Milan by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night 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 Istanbul to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) IST - MXP

$78 - $187

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Fly Istanbul to Milan Bergamo  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) IST - BGY

$56 - $233

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Fly Istanbul to Milan Linate  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Milan Linate (LIN) IST - LIN

$82 - $254

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Malpensa  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) SAW - MXP

$115 - $572

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Bergamo  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) SAW - BGY

$68 - $568

Fly Istanbul to Bologna, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Bologna (BLQ) IST - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale

$103 - $346

Fly Istanbul to Venice, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Venice (VCE) IST - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale

$114 - $426

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  28 h 20 min

  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 Milano Centrale Fr

$223 - $342

Bus Yubim  •  31 h 1 min

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

$160 - $232

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  35 h 33 min

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

$72 - $108

Bus, night train  •  39 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Salzburg
  2. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Milano Lambrate Nj

$134 - $189

Drive  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Milan 1230.4 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Milan is to bus which costs 440 ₺ - 700 ₺ and takes 35 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Milan is to fly which costs 480 ₺ - 1.200 ₺ and takes 6 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Milan. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Milano via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 1 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Milan is 1670 km. The road distance is 1968.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Milan without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 28 h 20 min and costs 1.400 ₺ - 2.200 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Istanbul to Milan, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Milan is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs 480 ₺ - 1.200 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.500 ₺ and takes 31 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Istanbul to Milan bus services, operated by Yubim, arrive at Milano station.

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  • Distance: 1044 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Milan, Italy?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Milan via Sofia in around 31 h 1 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Istanbul to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Istanbul to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $240
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Linate via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Train operators
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 Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Milano Lambrate
Ave. Duration
10 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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
$6 - $9
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
Bus from Istanbul to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$76
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
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
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Milano
Ave. Duration
21 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni

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