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There are 10 ways to get from Lisbon to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, car or car train

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Fly to Istanbul  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Istanbul (IST) LIS - IST

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10h 16m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) LIS - SAW

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Fly to Kutahya, bus  •  15h 3m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Kutahya (KZR) LIS - KZR
  2. Take the bus from Degirmenkoy to Istanbul Otogari

Bus, train via Deva  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente to Mérida 795
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Deva*Roumanie
  3. Take the train from Deva to Constanţa
  4. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

Train, bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz Re
  3. Take the bus from Badajoz to Craiova
  4. Take the train from Craiova to Vidin
  5. Take the train from Vidin to Sofia Re
  6. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali

Bus  •  2 days 16h

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

Bus, train  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Plovdiv
  2. Take the train from Plovdiv to Halkali 493/12501

Bus, train via Sofia  •  2 days 22h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente to Sofia Central Bus Station Lisbon Oriente - Sofia Central Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali 493/12501

Drive, car train  •  2 days 9h

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  2. Take the car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Edirne
  3. Drive from Edirne to Istanbul

Drive  •  38h 5m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Istanbul 4081.7 km

Lisbon to Istanbul by train and bus

7 Weekly Services
2 days 22h Average Duration
2.350 ₺ Cheapest Price
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International entry into Turkey from Portugal

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Portugal

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Turkey is currently allowed from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Turkey.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to bus and train which costs €120 - €130 and takes 2 days 21h.

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to fly. Taking this option will cost €130 - €480 and takes 7h 24m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Istanbul is 3235 km. The road distance is 4081.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul without a car is to bus and train via Deva which takes 2 days 3h and costs €290 - €460.

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It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Lisbon to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7h 24m and costs €130 - €480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €360 - €480 and takes 2 days 16h.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 40m.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 1:55 AM in Lisbon and 3:55 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Istanbul is 4082 km. It takes approximately 38h 5m to drive from Lisbon to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, British Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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  • Distance: 3234.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 24m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and 11 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Istanbul via Sofia, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 2 days 16h.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.400 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.300 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 36.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.700 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.800 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.500 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
6.500 ₺ - 40.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
4.300 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.700 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Kutahya via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
3.500 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Kutahya via Brussels
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Kutahya via Madrid, Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
3.300 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Kutahya via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.500 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 18.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
6.000 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6.500 ₺ - 20.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
7.000 ₺ - 41.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6.000 ₺ - 20.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
6.000 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Kutahya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.300 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.000 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Lisbon to Kutahya via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
4.500 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Kutahya via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.900 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.600 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 21.000 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Deva to Constanţa
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
260 ₺ - 330 ₺
1st Class
700 ₺ - 800 ₺
Train from Craiova to Vidin
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
45 ₺ - 60 ₺
1st Class
150 ₺ - 170 ₺
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
140 ₺ - 200 ₺
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 320 ₺
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
230 ₺ - 320 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Vidin to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
110 ₺ - 140 ₺
1st Class
140 ₺ - 170 ₺
Train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 330 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
220 ₺ - 260 ₺
1st Class
270 ₺ - 330 ₺
Train from Plovdiv to Halkali
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 280 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
180 ₺ - 220 ₺
1st Class
230 ₺ - 280 ₺
OptimaExpress
Phone
+49 89 54880111
Email
info@optimatours.de
Website
optimatours.de
Car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Edirne
Ave. Duration
30h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
optimatours.de
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Degirmenkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 100 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 350 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente to Mérida
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 310 ₺
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon to Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 360 ₺
Website
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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ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Merida to Deva*Roumanie
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4.400 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Badajoz to Craiova
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Website
alsa.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
450 ₺ - 600 ₺
Schedules at
transevren.ro
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
6.000 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 days 11h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
2.055 ₺
Schedules at
dary.bg
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Lisbon Oriente to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni

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