There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 19 min

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

$113 - $1,161

6 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10 h 29 min

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

$137 - $830

Bus, train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa to Mérida 793
  2. Take the bus from Merida to Craiova
  3. Take the train from Craiova to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  4. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Constanta
  5. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$233 - $353

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz R
  3. Take the bus from Badajoz to Arad
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$227 - $340

Bus Georg  •  2 days 16 h

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

$443 - $585

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul

$157 - $181

Drive  •  38 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Istanbul 2559.9 miles

$550 - $850

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

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

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,600
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $2,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Craiova to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Videle
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Portuguese Railways (CP)
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
cp.pt
Purchase a
eurail.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisboa to Mérida
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Merida to Craiova
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Badajoz to Arad
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
alsa.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.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 6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$410 - $550
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
2 days 9 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
dary.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lisbon and Istanbul is 3235 km. The road distance is 4096 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to bus which costs 130€ - 160€ and takes 2 days 18 h.

The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7 h 19 min and costs 95€ - 1000€.

No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Lisbon and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 16 h.

It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to get from Lisbon to Istanbul, including transfers.