Directions from Minsk to Istanbul

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Recommended option

Fly from Minsk  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Minsk (MSQ) to Istanbul (IST) MSQ - IST

$103 - $193

Cheapest option

Train to Vilnius, fly  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT)
  2. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Istanbul (IST) VNO - IST

$76 - $150

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  45 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz Rj / ...
  3. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$256 - $306

Bus  •  47 h

  1. Take the bus from Minsk to Odessa
  2. Take the bus from Odessa Central Bus to Constanța
  3. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$93 - $129

Bus via Brno Zvonařka  •  47 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Minsk to Brno - Zvonarka
  2. Take the bus from Brno Zvonařka to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul

$169 - $215

Train, ferry  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Odessa Gl.
  2. Take the ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

$130 - $142

Train, night train  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Kazatin Tovarnij AVE
  2. Take the train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$91 - $129

Drive  •  27 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Minsk to Istanbul 1514.6 miles

$310 - $460

Questions & Answers

The distance between Minsk and Istanbul is 1437 km. The road distance is 2423 km.

The cheapest way to get from Minsk to Istanbul is to train and night train which costs $90 - $130 and takes 2 days 7 h.

The quickest way to get from Minsk to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 13 min and costs $100 - $200.

No, there is no direct bus from Minsk to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Minsk and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Odessa Central Bus and Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h.

It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Minsk to Istanbul, including transfers.

What companies run services between Minsk, Belarus and Istanbul, Turkey?

Belavia Belarusian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines fly from Minsk to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minsk to Istanbul via Odessa, Odessa Central Bus, Constanța, and Constanta in around 47 h.

Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Minsk to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Flights from Vilnius to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Minsk to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $380
Flights from Vilnius to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Minsk to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Vilnius to Istanbul via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Train operators
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Odessa Gl.
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Kazatin Tovarnij
Ave. Duration
13 h 36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
www.rw.by
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Schedules at
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
23 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
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 Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Eurotrans
Website
eurotrans.by
Bus from Minsk to Odessa
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
eurotrans.by
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa Central Bus to Constanța
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Minsk to Brno - Zvonarka
Ave. Duration
20 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
vt.by
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Brno Zvonařka to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
18 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$94
Schedules at
racicbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
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
Ferry operators
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
Ave. Duration
26 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $125
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$270
Suite
$195
Standard
$120
Economy
$125
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