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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Paris by plane, ferry, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly Istanbul to Paris CDG  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Paris CDG (CDG) IST - CDG

€108 - €410

Cheapest option

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Paris CDG (CDG) SAW - CDG

€61 - €182

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Fly Istanbul to Paris Orly  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Paris Orly (ORY) IST - ORY

€144 - €683

Bus, train  •  36h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est Tgv

€179 - €229

Bus  •  42h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Paris N91 / ...

€82 - €109

Bus via Belgrade  •  42h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Paris Gallieni Paris Gallieni

Night train, train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Stuttgart Hbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est Tgv / ...

€233 - €384

Night train, bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Stara Zagora Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Stara Zagora Central Bus Station to Paris Gallieni Varna - Strasbourg - Paris

€110 - €155

Drive  •  25h 13m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Paris Gallieni 2750.2 km

€300 - €440

Istanbul (IST) to Paris CDG (CDG) flights

The flight time between Istanbul (IST) and Paris CDG (CDG) is around 6h 6m and covers a distance of around 2212 km. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 40m. Services are operated by Air France, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and others. Typically 118 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
6h 6m
Fastest flight journey time:
3h 40m
Flight distance:
2212 km
Flights per week:
118
Cheapest price:
€96
Carbon emissions:
448 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
04:15
Last flight departs at:
17:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Istanbul (IST) to Paris CDG (CDG) flight schedules

Turkey → France
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  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Conditions of entry into France from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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Rules to follow in France

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from France.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Istanbul to Paris is to bus, which costs 700 ₺ - 950 ₺ and takes 42h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Paris is to fly which costs 900 ₺ - 3.600 ₺ and takes 4h 54m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Paris is 2253 km. The road distance is 2750.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Paris without a car is to bus and train which takes 36h 26m and costs 1.500 ₺ - 2.000 ₺.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Istanbul to Paris, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Paris is to fly which takes 4h 54m and costs 900 ₺ - 3.600 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 700 ₺ - 950 ₺ and takes 42h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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Paris is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:50 PM in Istanbul and 12:50 PM in Paris.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Paris is 2750 km. It takes approximately 25h 13m to drive from Istanbul to Paris.

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Air France, Croatia Airlines, Tarom and five other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Paris.
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  • Distance: 2253.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Paris, France?

Air France, Turkish Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Paris hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Paris Bercy via Otogar, Istanbul, and Munich central bus station in around 42h 18m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €320
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Paris CDG via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €320
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Paris CDG via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €150
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Paris CDG via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €750
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Tunis
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€300 - €1900
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Tirana
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €600
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €1100
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris CDG via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Porto
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €390
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul to Paris Orly via Malta
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €1300
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €140
1st Class
€140 - €170
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€15 - €18
1st Class
€18 - €23
Night train from Halkali to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
€9 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €14
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich central bus station to Paris
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Munich - Bus station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Blablabus
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Istanbul to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
Lasta
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Stara Zagora Central Bus Station to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
38h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Karat-S
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