There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, night train, car or car train

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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Fly  •  7h 21m

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

1.180 ₺ - 2.042 ₺

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Bus via Lisbon  •  2 days 18h

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

898 ₺ - 1.298 ₺

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Bus, train  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - Oriente to Merida 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

2.214 ₺ - 3.416 ₺

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 9h

  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 Mérida 795
  4. Take the bus from Merida to Arad
  5. Take the train from Arad to Videle Ir
  6. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

2.154 ₺ - 3.256 ₺

Bus  •  2 days 15h

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

2.776 ₺ - 3.462 ₺

Bus #2  •  2 days 23h

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

1.000 ₺ - 1.022 ₺

Drive  •  38h 39m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Istanbul 4097.4 km

3.900 ₺ - 6.000 ₺

Drive, car train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
  3. Drive from Villach to Istanbul

3.903 ₺ - 6.124 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to bus which costs 132€ - 135€ and takes 2 days 23h.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to fly which costs 150€ - 270€ and takes 7h 21m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Istanbul is 3235 km. The road distance is 4097.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 4h and costs 290€ - 460€.

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It takes approximately 7h 21m 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 21m and costs 150€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 360€ - 460€ and takes 2 days 15h.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 35m.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 2:24 AM in Lisbon and 4:24 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Istanbul is 4097 km. It takes approximately 38h 39m to drive from Lisbon to Istanbul.

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KLM, TAP Portugal, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 3234.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 21m

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

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Lisbon to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Istanbul via Sofia, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.300 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Deva to Constanţa
Ave. Duration
11h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 330 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
110 ₺ - 140 ₺
1st Class
290 ₺ - 330 ₺
Train from Arad to Videle
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 270 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
85 ₺ - 120 ₺
1st Class
240 ₺ - 270 ₺
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
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55 ₺ - 85 ₺
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
55 ₺ - 85 ₺
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
95 ₺ - 140 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 170 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
110 ₺ - 140 ₺
1st Class
140 ₺ - 170 ₺
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Villach
Ave. Duration
13h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
440 ₺ - 900 ₺
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Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
447 ₺
Motorcycle
750 ₺
Vehicle
826 ₺
Bus operators
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lisbon - Oriente to Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 240 ₺
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Deva*Roumanie
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Badajoz to Merida
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Arad
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Website
alsa.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to Mérida, Merida
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Badajoz to Mérida, Merida
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 60 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190 ₺ - 240 ₺
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Vectalia - Grupo SuBús
Phone
+34 (0) 965140936
Email
tam@subus.es
Website
vectalia.es
Bus from Badajoz to Mérida
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11 ₺
Schedules at
movilidad.vectalia.es
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Badajoz to Mérida
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
34 ₺ - 39 ₺
Schedules at
interbus.es
Llorente Bus, Sl
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Badajoz to Merida
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Llorente Bus, Sl
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
2.600 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 220 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Lisbon to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Lisbon Gare do Oriente to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 days 16h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
852 ₺
Schedules at
dary.bg
Burgas Bus

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