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There are 7 ways to get from Istanbul to Venice by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Venice  •  5 h 46 min

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

$87 - $345

6 alternative options

Fly to Bologna, train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$90 - $327

Bus Georg  •  28 h

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

$169 - $241

Bus Yubim  •  30 h 35 min

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

$156 - $225

Bus, train  •  31 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) to Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) Bus
  3. Take the train from Klagenfurt Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia Rj

$129 - $172

Night train, train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia Rj / ...

$203 - $332

Drive  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Venice 1069.6 miles

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Venice is to fly which costs 490 ₺ - 2.000 ₺ and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Venice is to fly which costs 490 ₺ - 2.000 ₺ and takes 5 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Venice. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Venezia via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Venice is 1430 km. The road distance is 1711.4 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Venice without a car is to bus which takes 28 h and costs 950 ₺ - 1.400 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Istanbul to Venice, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Venice is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs 490 ₺ - 2.000 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 950 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 28 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Venice.
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  • Distance: 893.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Istanbul to Venice every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Venice via Sofia in around 28 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Venice via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
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 C.Le to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
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 Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) to Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Klagenfurt Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Wien HBF to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Venezia
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
16 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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Venice is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:21 AM in Istanbul and 4:21 AM in Venice.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Venice is 1711 km. It takes approximately 16 h 48 min to drive from Istanbul to Venice.

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LOT, Air Malta, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 4059+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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