There are 11 ways to get from Istanbul to Spain by plane, bus, train, night train, car or car train

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Fly to Barcelona  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Barcelona (BCN) IST - BCN

110€ - 1324€

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Fly to Valencia  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Valencia (VLC) IST - VLC

111€ - 197€

Fly to Madrid  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Madrid (MAD) IST - MAD

116€ - 354€

Fly to Malaga  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Malaga (AGP) IST - AGP

112€ - 348€

Bus, train  •  40h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
  4. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

Bus via Madrid  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Madrid 0800

114€ - 167€

Night train, train  •  2 days 11h

  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 Mannheim Hbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Avignon Tgv Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

294€ - 453€

Bus  •  2 days 11h

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

133€ - 164€

Bus #2  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Madrid

136€ - 141€

Drive  •  33h 37m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Madrid 3535 km

410€ - 600€

Drive, car train  •  45h 55m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Villach
  2. Take the car train from Villach to Düsseldorf Hbf
  3. Drive from Düsseldorf Hbf to Madrid

439€ - 695€

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spain

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Spain. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Spain.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Spain.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Spain due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/16/2020

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Spain from 5/9/2020.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/11/2020

International flights leaving Turkey are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Source Type: Government | Last updated: 3/31/2020

Data sourced from: CDC, ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Spain is to bus which costs 1.000 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 2 days 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Spain is to fly which costs 800 ₺ - 10.000 ₺ and takes 4h 53m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Spain is 2772 km. The road distance is 3535 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Spain without a car is to bus and train which takes 40h 59m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Istanbul to Spain, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Spain is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs 800 ₺ - 10.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Madrid, which costs 850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 2 days 4h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Spain is 3535 km. It takes approximately 33h 37m to drive from Istanbul to Spain.

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Aegean Airlines, KLM, Air Moldova and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 373+ hotels available in Spain. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Spain.
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  • Distance: 2771.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Spain?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Madrid via Otogar, Istanbul, Sofia, Madrid, Avenida De America, Gregorio Marañon, and Gregorio Marañón in around 2 days 4h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 500€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 440€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 700€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Valencia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 500€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 950€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 900€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Valencia via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 450€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Valencia via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Madrid via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 850€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 850€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 850€
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Barcelona via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 250€
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Valencia via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Madrid via Algiers
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
430€ - 950€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Malaga via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
37€ - 40€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Avignon Tgv to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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€
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 Mannheim Hbf to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 180€
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Villach to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
Bus operators
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
Christian Transfers
Website
christiantransfers.ro
Bus from Belgrad Central Bus Station to Timisoara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
Christian Transfers
Shuttle
30€ - 45€
Private Shuttle
85€ - 130€
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170€ - 250€
Website
alsa.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Schedules at
matpu.com
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
42h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Website
Yubim
Burgas Bus
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Burgas to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
113€
Schedules at
dary.bg

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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