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There are 8 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.

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 19m

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

619 ₺ - 7.024 ₺

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10h 19m

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

783 ₺ - 4.744 ₺

Bus, train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Badajoz
  2. Take the bus from Badajoz to Deva*Roumanie
  3. Take the train from Deva to Constanta D
  4. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

1.314 ₺ - 1.984 ₺

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the train from Entrecampos to Evora Ic
  2. Take the bus from Evora Bus Terminal to Mérida
  3. Take the bus from Merida to Arad
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.202 ₺ - 1.876 ₺

Bus  •  2 days 16h

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

2.476 ₺ - 3.257 ₺

Bus via Plovdiv  •  2 days 18h

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

886 ₺ - 1.006 ₺

Drive  •  38h 39m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Istanbul 2560.9 miles

3.300 ₺ - 4.800 ₺

Drive, train  •  45h 50m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Malgrat de Mar
  2. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  5. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  6. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  7. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Istanbul

3.574 ₺ - 5.355 ₺

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

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to fly which costs 95€ - 1100€ and takes 7h 19m.

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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 16h.

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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 5h and costs 200€ - 310€.

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

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Lisbon to Istanbul bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Lisbon station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7h 19m and costs 95€ - 1100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 380€ - 500€ and takes 2 days 16h.

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

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Lisbon to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 2021.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 19m

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

Turkish Airlines, British Airways and 12 other airlines fly from Lisbon to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Istanbul via Sofia in around 2 days 16h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.400 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.300 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.300 ₺
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Deva to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 220 ₺
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Videle
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 180 ₺
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Entrecampos to Evora
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
60 ₺ - 85 ₺
1st Class
75 ₺ - 120 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25 ₺ - 40 ₺
Schedules at
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
600 ₺ - 700 ₺
1st Class
800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 280 ₺
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
240 ₺ - 280 ₺
1st Class
370 ₺ - 450 ₺
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
360 ₺ - 460 ₺
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 220 ₺
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
150 ₺ - 220 ₺
1st Class
210 ₺ - 320 ₺
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 300 ₺
Website
trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 130 ₺
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Evora Bus Terminal to Mérida
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 100 ₺
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Badajoz to Deva*Roumanie
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Merida to Arad
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
alsa.com
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
170 ₺ - 220 ₺
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 6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 350 ₺
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 260 ₺
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 9h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
734 ₺
Schedules at
dary.bg

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Istanbul is 3h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 10:58 AM in Lisbon and 1:58 PM 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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TAP Portugal, British Airways, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 1978+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 181 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 4m and costs 2€ - 3€.

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