There are 11 ways to get from Istanbul to Rotterdam by plane, train, bus, 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 Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Amsterdam (AMS) IST - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$72 - $251

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Amsterdam (AMS) SAW - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal

$84 - $367

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Brussels (BRU) IST - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$90 - $346

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels, train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Brussels (BRU) SAW - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal

$112 - $792

Bus Alpar Turizm, train  •  38 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$256 - $344

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  43 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS N93

$142 - $182

Bus Georg  •  44 h 45 min

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

$269 - $381

Bus KARAT-S, train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Duisburg
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  4. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$282 - $321

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt to Utrecht Centraal
  5. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal

$347 - $519

Drive, train  •  27 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Rotterdam

$407 - $609

Drive  •  25 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Rotterdam 1672.8 miles

$400 - $600

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Rotterdam via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 45 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Rotterdam is 2216 km. The road distance is 2676.5 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Rotterdam without a car is to bus and train which takes 38 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Istanbul to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Istanbul to Rotterdam bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Rotterdam station.

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Rotterdam is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:07 PM in Istanbul and 12:07 PM in Rotterdam.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Rotterdam is 2677 km. It takes approximately 25 h 41 min to drive from Istanbul to Rotterdam.

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KLM, AtlasGlobal, Aegean Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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  • Distance: 1384.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Rotterdam via Otogar, Istanbul, Munich, and Munich, Munich central bus station in around 43 h 53 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Amsterdam via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Brussels via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$19 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $45
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
Train from Wien Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Sofia to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
32 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Burgas to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
40 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$214
Schedules at
karat-s.com

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