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There are 11 ways to get from Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car ferry or car train

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Train to Edinburgh, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Leuchars to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Istanbul (IST)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Balmullo, Post Office to Edinburgh, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
  4. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Leuchars to Aberdeen
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Istanbul (IST)

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Sabiha Gokcen

  1. Take the train from Leuchars to Edinburgh Gateway
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Train to Glasgow, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Istanbul (IST)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Leuchars to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal
  4. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Sarajevo
  5. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

Train, bus via Sofia

  1. Take the train from Leuchars to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Rotterdam Centraal
  4. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Sofia
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali

Train, bus and ferry, night train

  1. Take the train from Leuchars to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

Train, bus and ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Leuchars to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Brăila
  4. Take the bus from Brăila to Constanta
  5. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Leuchars (Station) to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
  3. Drive from Amsterdam IJmuiden to Istanbul

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Leuchars (Station) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Istanbul

Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul by train and bus

The journey time between Leuchars (Station) and Istanbul is around 2 days 10h and covers a distance of around 3944 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 27m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, LNER, Caledonian Sleeper and others, the Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul service departs from Leuchars and arrives in Halkali. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

2 Weekly Services
2 days 10h Average Duration
4.452 ₺ Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul is to bus which costs £95 - £160 and takes 2 days 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs £120 - £220 and takes 8h 15m.

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The distance between Leuchars (Station) and Istanbul is 2853 km.

The best way to get from Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 47h 45m and costs £240 - £1,000.

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It takes approximately 8h 15m to get from Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 25m.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Leuchars (Station). It is currently 12:47 PM in Leuchars (Station) and 2:47 PM in Istanbul.

Lufthansa, KLM, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 1.500 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 2853.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 15m

What companies run services between Leuchars (Station), Scotland and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Leuchars (Station) to Istanbul via Balmullo, Post Office, Edinburgh Bus Station, London Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria Green Line Station, Salzburg Lastenstrasse, Salzburg, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 2 days 13h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Aberdeen to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.400 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Aberdeen to Istanbul via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
4.600 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Aberdeen to Istanbul via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.800 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Flights from Edinburgh to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 18.000 ₺
Flights from Edinburgh to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.500 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.000 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Aberdeen to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 20.000 ₺
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Edinburgh to Sabiha Gokcen via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Edinburgh to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Edinburgh to Sabiha Gokcen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Edinburgh to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.300 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Aberdeen to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.700 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.900 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
3.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Leuchars to Edinburgh Gateway
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
200 ₺ - 290 ₺
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
440 ₺ - 600 ₺
Train from Leuchars to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
340 ₺ - 480 ₺
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
750 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Train from Dundee to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
340 ₺ - 490 ₺
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Train from Leuchars to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
220 ₺ - 320 ₺
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
500 ₺ - 650 ₺
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leuchars to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
200 ₺ - 290 ₺
Anytime Day Single
950 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
1.500 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Train from Leuchars to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
130 ₺ - 190 ₺
Anytime Day Single
700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
1.100 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
1.000 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Anytime Day Single
3.400 ₺ - 4.800 ₺
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
5.000 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leuchars to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
900 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Anytime Day 1st Class
2.000 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Train from Leuchars to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
650 ₺ - 850 ₺
Anytime Day 1st Class
1.700 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Eurostar
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 330 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
220 ₺ - 270 ₺
1st Class
270 ₺ - 330 ₺
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
18h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
270 ₺ - 400 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
270 ₺ - 320 ₺
1st Class
330 ₺ - 400 ₺
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
490 ₺ - 700 ₺
Off-Peak Day Single
1.000 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Anytime Day Single
1.300 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Sonnen-Busreisen Prosic
Phone
+387 (0)37 314 378
Email
info@prosicbus.com
Website
prosicbus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Schedules at
prosicbus.com
Centrotrans Eurolines
Phone
+387 33 770 800
Email
info@centrotrans.com
Website
centrotrans.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
28h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Schedules at
centrotrans.com
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 850 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 950 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 4.600 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Rotterdam Conradstraat to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Balmullo, Post Office to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 280 ₺
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
300 ₺ - 380 ₺
Website
National Express
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
45h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Brăila
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Brăila to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
Aventin Trade
Phone
+4-0745-761.057
Website
aventin.ro
Bus from Brăila to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 180 ₺
Schedules at
aventin.ro
RVG
Phone
0231 531589
Email
office@rvg.ro
Website
rvg.ro
Bus from Brăila to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 140 ₺
Schedules at
rvg.ro
Pristyl
Phone
+4-0722-862.442
Website
pristyl.autogari.ro
Bus from Braila to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
pristyl.autogari.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Brăila to Constanța
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 160 ₺
Schedules at
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 550 ₺
Schedules at
transevren.ro
Trans Dor
Phone
0231 519 925
Website
trans-dor.ro
Bus from Brăila to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 120 ₺
Schedules at
trans-dor.ro
Patru Plus Trans
Phone
+4 0233 222 212
Email
patrutrans1994@yahoo.com
Website
patruplustrans.ro
Bus from Brăila to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 140 ₺
Schedules at
patruplustrans.ro
Trans Polosam
Phone
+4 0745 050403
Website
transpolosam.autogari.ro
Bus from Brăila to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 210 ₺
Schedules at
transpolosam.autogari.ro
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to Amsterdam IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Website
dfds.co.uk
4-bed inside cabin
1.400 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
2-bed sea view cabin
1.700 ₺ - 4.100 ₺
3-bed Commodore De Luxe double bed
3.900 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Standard Car (extra fee)
2.234 ₺

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