There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Venice by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Venice  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Venice (VCE) IST - VCE

109€ - 225€

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Bologna (BLQ) IST - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

108€ - 275€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  28h 12m

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

132€ - 172€

Night bus, bus  •  28h 22m

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Sofia Serdica Bus Station Istanbul - Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station

119€ - 188€

Bus, train  •  31h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Bruck/Mur to Venezia S. Lucia Rj

144€ - 178€

Drive  •  16h 42m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Venice 1715 km

230€ - 350€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Venice is to night bus and bus which costs 850 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 28h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Venice is to fly which costs 800 ₺ - 1.700 ₺ and takes 3h 40m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Venice is 1430 km. The road distance is 1715 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Venice without a car is to bus which takes 28h 12m and costs 950 ₺ - 1.300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Istanbul to Venice, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Venice is to fly which takes 3h 40m and costs 800 ₺ - 1.700 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 950 ₺ - 1.300 ₺ and takes 28h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Venice is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:27 AM in Istanbul and 3:27 AM in Venice.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Venice is 1715 km. It takes approximately 16h 42m to drive from Istanbul to Venice.

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Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Venice Airport.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Venice.
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  • Distance: 1430.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Istanbul to Venice 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Venice via Otogar, Istanbul, and Sofia in around 28h 12m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 470€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 290€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 390€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 310€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Trenitalia

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 Bologna Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
15€ - 21€
Smart Flex
30€ - 45€
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Bruck/Mur to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Venezia
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Huntur
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16h 56m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Yubim

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