There are 13 ways to get from Milan to Istanbul by plane, subway, train, bus and ferry, bus 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 Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) MXP - IST

$79 - $187

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Bus Union Ivkoni  •  33 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari

$57 - $102

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MXP - SAW

$116 - $571

Fly Milan Linate to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) LIN - IST

$83 - $253

Fly Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) LIN - SAW

$90 - $337

Line 2 subway to Milan Bergamo, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Lanza to Cologno Nord
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BGY - SAW

$69 - $563

Train to Bologna, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BLQ - IST

$102 - $341

Train to Venice, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) VCE - IST

$114 - $392

Train to Zurich, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ZRH - IST

$133 - $342

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  28 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari

$224 - $348

Bus Yubim  •  31 h 30 min

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

$162 - $228

Bus Eurolines IT  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$141 - $207

Drive  •  18 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Istanbul 1232 miles

$290 - $430

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Milano and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 30 min.

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The distance between Milan and Istanbul is 1670 km. The road distance is 1971.2 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 28 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Milan to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Milan to Istanbul bus services, operated by Yubim, depart from Milano station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Milan. It is currently 3:15 AM in Milan and 4:15 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Istanbul is 1971 km. It takes approximately 18 h 50 min to drive from Milan to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 1044 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Milan to Istanbul every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Istanbul via Sofia in around 31 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Milan Linate to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Reggio Calabria, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Catania, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome, Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Trieste, Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Milan Linate to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Linate to Istanbul Ataturk via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Istanbul Ataturk via Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Istanbul Ataturk via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $290
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Milano to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Union Ivkoni
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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Air Serbia, AtlasGlobal, Middle East Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs .

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