There are 7 ways to get from Lisbon to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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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

$136 - $829

Train, bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye Hot
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to München Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$496 - $589

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento Hot
  2. Take the train from Entroncamento to Badajoz R
  3. Take the bus from Badajoz to Arad
  4. Take the train from Arad to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$229 - $361

Bus Georg  •  2 days 16 h

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

$448 - $590

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

$158 - $182

Drive  •  38 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Istanbul 2559.9 miles

$550 - $850

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

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

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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 16 h.

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The distance between Lisbon and Istanbul is 3235 km. The road distance is 4095.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 7 h and costs 420€ - 500€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 19 min 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 7 h 19 min and costs 95€ - 1000€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 380€ - 500€ and takes 2 days 16 h.

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

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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: 7 h 19 min

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 Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
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
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 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, Saturday and Sunday
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
Air Arabia Maroc
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Sabiha Gokcen via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Train operators
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 Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
13 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Entroncamento
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Entroncamento to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
cp.pt
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $290
Train from Paris Est to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
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 Arad
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
alsa.com
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
$30 - $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
$133
Schedules at
dary.bg

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Istanbul is 3 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 1:54 AM in Lisbon and 3:54 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Istanbul is 4096 km. It takes approximately 38 h 36 min to drive from Lisbon to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 2315+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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