There are 7 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 20m

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

1.125 ₺ - 5.624 ₺

Cheapest option

Bus via Málaga  •  2 days 13h

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

882 ₺ - 1.170 ₺

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Train, bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ave
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

2.916 ₺ - 4.108 ₺

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale Fr
  5. Take the bus from Trieste to Sofia
  6. Take the night train from Sofia to Halkali

2.995 ₺ - 4.877 ₺

Bus  •  2 days 13h

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

993 ₺ - 1.199 ₺

Bus #2  •  2 days 21h

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

1.091 ₺ - 1.111 ₺

Drive  •  37h 12m

  1. Drive from Málaga to Istanbul 3901.9 km

3.400 ₺ - 5.000 ₺

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Istanbul is to bus via Málaga which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 2 days 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Istanbul is to fly which costs 140€ - 750€ and takes 7h 20m.

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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 380€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 7h 20m to get from Málaga to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Istanbul is to fly which takes 7h 20m and costs 140€ - 750€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 130€ - 160€ and takes 2 days 13h.

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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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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Málaga. It is currently 12:52 AM in Málaga and 1:52 AM 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, Air France, Transavia Holland and four other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 2910.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 20m

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

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and six other airlines fly from Málaga to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Málaga to Istanbul via Sofia, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 2 days 13h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 4.600 ₺
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
400 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
400 ₺ - 550 ₺
Promo+
440 ₺ - 480 ₺
Flexible
550 ₺ - 750 ₺
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
850 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Promo+
900 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Flexible
1.100 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
460 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
900 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
1st Class
1.000 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Train from Strasbourg to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
500 ₺ - 650 ₺
1st Class
550 ₺ - 700 ₺
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
430 ₺ - 500 ₺
1st Class
440 ₺ - 550 ₺
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Trieste Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
290 ₺ - 400 ₺
Base Standard
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Base Premium
600 ₺ - 900 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Trieste to Sofia
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Málaga to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
Yubim
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 Málaga to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 4h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Málaga to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 days 15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
947 ₺
Schedules at
dary.bg
Burgas Bus

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