There are 8 ways to get from Istanbul to Stockholm by plane, bus, train, 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 from Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Stockholm (ARN) IST - ARN

$97 - $162

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Fly from Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Stockholm (ARN) SAW - ARN

$89 - $228

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  4. Take the train from København H to Lund Centralstation
  5. Take the train from Lund Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation

$321 - $516

Bus Arda Tur  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Berlin
  3. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Stockholm N32 / ...

$168 - $236

Night train, train  •  2 days 14 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 Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  5. Take the train from København H to Lund Centralstation
  6. Take the train from Lund Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation

$407 - $686

Bus Transmarian  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Stockholm

Bus, night train  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
  2. Take the night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  3. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Stockholm

$133 - $168

Drive  •  34 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Stockholm 2249.4 miles

$500 - $750

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Stockholm. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Stockholm via Haskovo and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Stockholm is 2173 km. The road distance is 3599.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Stockholm without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Istanbul to Stockholm, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Stockholm is to fly which takes 6 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Stockholm Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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Istanbul to Stockholm bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Stockholm station.

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Stockholm is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 8:07 PM in Istanbul and 7:07 PM in Stockholm.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Stockholm is 3599 km. It takes approximately 34 h 38 min to drive from Istanbul to Stockholm.

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  • Distance: 1358.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Stockholm, Sweden?

Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Istanbul to Stockholm hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Stockholm via Haskovo, Berlin, and Berlin, Berlin central bus station in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stockholm via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stockholm via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stockholm via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stockholm via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Stockholm via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Stockholm via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Öresundståg
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Lund Centralstation
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from København H to Lund Centralstation
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$9 - $13
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$13 - $19
2nd Class Refundable
$13 - $19
1st Class Refundable
$17 - $24
Train from Lund Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $70
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$85 - $120
2nd Class Refundable
$85 - $120
1st Class Refundable
$120 - $170
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Lund Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
Snälltåget
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
Night train from Çerkezköy to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $270
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
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Berlin
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
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 Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Galaţi to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2 days 4 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Cerkezkoy
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Scandinavian Airlines, Aegean Airlines, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Stockholm Airport.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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