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There are 8 ways to get from Málaga to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, 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  •  7h 7m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) AGP - IST

$123 - $1,203

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Train, bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Karlsruhe Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$491 - $628

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  2 days 12h

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

$144 - $225

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 14h

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

$167 - $234

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$175 - $187

Train, night train  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV Ave
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf Ice
  5. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  6. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$622 - $849

Drive  •  37h 12m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Istanbul 2438.7 miles

$500 - $750

Drive, train  •  43h 37m

  1. Drive from Málaga 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

$568 - $849

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Istanbul is to bus which costs 150€ - 170€ and takes 2 days 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Istanbul is to fly which costs 100€ - 1100€ and takes 7h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Málaga and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12h.

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The distance between Málaga and Istanbul is 2910 km. The road distance is 3901.9 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 3h and costs 420€ - 550€.

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

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Málaga to Istanbul bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Málaga station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7h 7m and costs 100€ - 1100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 200€ and takes 2 days 12h.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 20m.

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

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  • Distance: 1818.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 7m

What companies run services between Málaga, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Málaga to Istanbul every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Málaga to Istanbul via Sofia in around 2 days 12h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $2,500
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
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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
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
$65 - $80
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Málaga to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Málaga to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Málaga to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$153
Schedules at
dary.bg

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Málaga. It is currently 10:58 AM in Málaga and 12:58 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Istanbul is 3902 km. It takes approximately 37h 12m to drive from Málaga to Istanbul.

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Iberia, Royal Air Maroc, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2536+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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