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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.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 24 min

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

$78 - $187

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Bergamo  •  8 h 57 min

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

$56 - $233

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate  •  7 h 50 min

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

$82 - $254

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Malpensa  •  7 h 48 min

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

$115 - $573

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Bergamo  •  7 h 51 min

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

$68 - $569

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Venice, train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$114 - $392

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Bologna (BLQ) IST - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Rogoredo Station

$104 - $338

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  28 h 49 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 Centrale to Milano Rogoredo Station

$215 - $335

Bus Yubim  •  31 h 1 min

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

$159 - $231

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  36 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 55 min

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

$142 - $197

Night train, train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Innsbruck Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova Ec
  5. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

$246 - $402

Drive  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Milan 1230.4 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Milan is to bus which costs 400 ₺ - 650 ₺ and takes 36 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Milan is to fly which costs 440 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 6 h 24 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 49 min and costs 1.200 ₺ - 1.900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 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 24 min and costs 440 ₺ - 1.100 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 900 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 31 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Milan.
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  • Distance: 1044 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

Turkish Airlines, LOT and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Milan every 2 hours. 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 Ataturk to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Bergamo via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Bergamo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Bergamo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Malta
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Linate via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Bergamo via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Ernest
Website
flyernest.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Milan Bergamo via Lviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Rogoredo Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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
Train from Wien Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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)
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.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
Bus from Istanbul to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
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
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
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
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Milan is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:44 PM in Istanbul and 2:44 PM in Milan.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Milan is 1969 km. It takes approximately 19 h 5 min to drive from Istanbul to Milan.

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Lufthansa, Aegean Airlines, LOT and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4187+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at $62 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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