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There are 9 ways to get from Lelystad to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, night bus, night train, car or car train

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Istanbul  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Istanbul (IST) AMS - IST

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) AMS - SAW

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Train to Rotterdam, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Den Haag Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) RTM - SAW

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Istanbul  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Istanbul (IST) DUS - IST

Train, bus  •  41h 29m

  1. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Berlin Hauptbahnhof 77 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Sofia
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali 493

Train, bus, night bus  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Enschede
  3. Take the train from Enschede to Dortmund Hbf Re
  4. Take the bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South
  5. Take the night bus from Burgas to İstanbul Esenler bus station

Train, night train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Lelystad Centrum to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the night train from Utrecht Centraal to Wien Hbf Nj
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

Drive, car train  •  26h 34m

  1. Drive from Lelystad to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich East Station
  3. Drive from Munich East Station to Istanbul

Drive  •  24h 21m

  1. Drive from Lelystad to Istanbul 2641.1 km

Lelystad to Istanbul by train, bus and night bus

3 Weekly Services
2 days 6h Average Duration
6.169 ₺ Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Lelystad to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs €100 - €270 and takes 7h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Lelystad to Istanbul is to train and fly which takes 6h 50m and costs €110 - €320.

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No, there is no direct train from Lelystad to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Lelystad Centrum and arriving at Yenikapi via Utrecht Centraal, Wien Hbf, Gara Bucureşti Nord and Halkali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between Lelystad and Istanbul is 2182 km. The road distance is 2641.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lelystad to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 41h 29m and costs €130 - €280.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m to get from Lelystad to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Lelystad to Istanbul train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Lelystad Centrum station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Lelystad. It is currently 4:25 AM in Lelystad and 6:25 AM in Istanbul.

Lelystad to Istanbul train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Halkali station.

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  • Distance: 2181.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 50m

What companies run services between Lelystad, Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Lelystad to Istanbul. However, you can take the train to Schiphol Airport, take the walk to Amsterdam Schiphol airport, fly to Istanbul, then take the taxi to Istanbul Esenler Otogar. Alternatively, you can take the train to Schiphol Airport, take the walk to Amsterdam Schiphol airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, take the walk to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, take the Metro to Ayrilikcesme, then take the train to Istanbul.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 18.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
6.000 ₺ - 20.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6.500 ₺ - 20.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Rotterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Rotterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7.500 ₺ - 26.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7.500 ₺ - 25.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8.500 ₺ - 34.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 17.000 ₺
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 18.000 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8.000 ₺ - 23.000 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
15.000 ₺ - 50.000 ₺
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Lelystad Centrum to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
330 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
330 ₺ - 480 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
550 ₺ - 850 ₺
Train from Lelystad Centrum to Den Haag Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
450 ₺ - 650 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Train from Lelystad Centrum to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
290 ₺ - 430 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
500 ₺ - 750 ₺
Train from Zwolle to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
370 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
370 ₺ - 550 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
600 ₺ - 900 ₺
Train from Hengelo to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
1.500 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
2.500 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Train from Enschede to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
460 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
460 ₺ - 650 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
750 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Train from Lelystad Centrum to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
350 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
350 ₺ - 500 ₺
1st Class Full Fare
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Arriva NL
Phone
0800-0232 545
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Lelystad Centrum to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 400 ₺
Schedules at
arriva.nl
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Schedules at
vias-online.de
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
400 ₺ - 450 ₺
Website
Blauwnet
Train from Zwolle to Enschede
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
460 ₺ - 510 ₺
Website
Blauwnet
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
+35929311111
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
360 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
https://www.bdz.bg/en
2nd Class
360 ₺ - 550 ₺
1st Class
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
14h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
https://www.bdz.bg/en
2nd Class
450 ₺ - 650 ₺
1st Class
650 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Utrecht Centraal to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
4.200 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Seating Carriage
2.100 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Couchette Carriage
4.300 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Munich East Station
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
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Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
41h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Website
https://www.karat-s.com/
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Burgas to İstanbul Esenler bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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