There are 13 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

$79 - $188

Cheapest option

Fly Istanbul to Milan Bergamo  •  8 h 39 min

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

$57 - $234

11 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Milan Linate  •  7 h 15 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

$117 - $575

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Bergamo  •  7 h 58 min

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

$70 - $571

Fly Istanbul to Bologna, train  •  7 h 2 min

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

$100 - $351

Fly Istanbul to Venice, train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$124 - $401

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

$238 - $369

Bus Yubim  •  31 h 1 min

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

$171 - $246

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  35 h 33 min

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

$79 - $118

Bus, night train  •  40 h 6 min

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

$169 - $229

Night train, train  •  2 days 5 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 Venezia Mestre Ec
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$277 - $393

Drive  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Milan 1230.4 miles

$290 - $430

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 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
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 Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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 Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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 Istanbul to Milan Linate via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
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 30 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
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Bergamo via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
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
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
$26 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf. to Milano Lambrate
Ave. Duration
11 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$90 - $110
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Wien HBF to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.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
Bus from Istanbul to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$116
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
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
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
$140 - $180
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
$26 - $40
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to Milan?

The distance between Istanbul and Milan is 1670 km. The road distance is 1969 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Milan is to bus which costs 320 ₺ - 490 ₺ and takes 35 h 33 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Milan is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs 320 ₺ - 800 ₺.

Is there a direct bus between Istanbul and Milan?

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.

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

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