There are 11 ways to get from Lausanne to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, 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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Train to Geneva, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Istanbul (IST) GVA - IST

$97 - $266

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Train to Geneva, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) GVA - SAW

$125 - $421

Train to Zurich, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Istanbul (IST) ZRH - IST

$123 - $328

Train, train to Basel, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Bern
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB
  3. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Istanbul (IST) BSL - IST

$137 - $318

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Istanbul  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Domodossola
  2. Take the bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Istanbul (IST) MXP - IST

$153 - $312

Train, train to Lyon, fly to Istanbul  •  10 h

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Genève
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Istanbul (IST) LYS - IST

$132 - $372

Train, bus  •  36 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

$244 - $351

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  37 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$246 - $309

Train, night train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic / ...
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$340 - $537

Bus Eurolines CH  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$153 - $239

Drive  •  22 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Istanbul 1432.2 miles

$290 - $440

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 270 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 270 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Istanbul is 1886 km. The road distance is 2291.5 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Lausanne to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Lausanne, Mirabeau and arriving at Istanbul via Lausanne and Shumen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Lausanne to Istanbul via Zurich, Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, München ZOB, Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 37 h 24 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Basel to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Basel to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Basel to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Lyon to Istanbul via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Geneve
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Domodossola, Stazione to Malpensa, aeroporto
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Domodossola to Malpensa Airport T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$98
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$106
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lausanne to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Shumen
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Book at
eurolines.ch
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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