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

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Fly  •  3h 28m

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

126€ - 282€

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Bus via Stazione MESTRE FS C3  •  27h 29m

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

130€ - 179€

Bus  •  29h 12m

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

130€ - 179€

Bus, train  •  31h 29m

  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

129€ - 169€

Night train, bus  •  32h 5m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia Bosphor Express
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Venezia

133€ - 180€

Night train, train  •  47h 40m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the night train from Videle to Wien Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Rj

138€ - 244€

Drive  •  16h 19m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Venice 1709.2 km

210€ - 310€

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No, entry into Italy from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Venice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Venice is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Turkey from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to Venice is to fly, which costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.500 ₺ and takes 3h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Venice is to fly which costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.500 ₺ and takes 3h 28m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Venice is 1430 km. The road distance is 1709.2 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Venice without a car is to bus via Stazione MESTRE FS C3 which takes 27h 29m and costs 1.100 ₺ - 1.600 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 28m 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 28m and costs 1.000 ₺ - 2.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Stazione MESTRE FS C3, which costs 1.100 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 27h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Venice is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 9:22 PM in Istanbul and 8:22 PM in Venice.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Venice is 1709 km. It takes approximately 16h 19m to drive from Istanbul to Venice.

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Turkish Airlines and Air Serbia offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Venice Airport.

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  • Distance: 1430.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 28m

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

Turkish Airlines and Air Serbia fly from Istanbul to Venice once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Venice via Otogar, Istanbul, Sofia, and Stazione MESTRE FS C3 in around 27h 29m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Venice via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
153€
Train operators
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
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Phone
+386 129 13 332
Email
potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
Website
potniski.sz.si
Train from Graz Hbf to Bruck/Mur
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 10€
Website
Slovenian Railways (SŽ)
Intercity 2nd Class Ticket
5€ - 7€
Regional Train Ticket
3€ - 5€
Intercity 1st Class Ticket
8€ - 10€
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
12€ - 15€
1st Class
15€ - 19€
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)
Bus operators
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€
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
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
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
MetroTurizm
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Graz
Ave. Duration
22h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
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

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