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There are 8 ways to get from Morocco to Istanbul by plane, bus and ferry, bus, train, night train, car or car ferry

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 from Marrakech  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Marrakech (RAK) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) RAK - IST

$208 - $960

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Fly from Casablanca  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Casablanca (CMN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CMN - IST

$123 - $556

6 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Casablanca to Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari

$381 - $577

Bus and ferry, train, bus  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Casablanca to Montpellier
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to München Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$447 - $541

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  4 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Casablanca to Malaga
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$223 - $351

Bus Dary Commerce  •  4 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Casablanca to Malaga
  2. Take the bus from Málaga to Burgas
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$260 - $314

Bus and ferry, train, night train  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Casablanca to Montpellier
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to München Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  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

$558 - $752

Drive, car ferry, train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Drive from Casablanca to Tangier Med
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier Med to Motril
  3. Drive from Motril to Malgrat de Mar
  4. Take the train from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants R1
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Valence TGV to Chambery-Challes-E
  7. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  8. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  9. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Istanbul

$928 - $1,788

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Morocco to Istanbul is to fly which costs MAD 1,100 - MAD 5,500 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Morocco to Istanbul is to fly which costs MAD 1,900 - MAD 9,500 and takes 5h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Morocco to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Casablanca and arriving at Istanbul via Málaga and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 3h.

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The distance between Morocco and Istanbul is 3411 km.

The best way to get from Morocco to Istanbul without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 2 days 9h and costs MAD 3,600 - MAD 5,500.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Morocco to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Morocco to Istanbul bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Casablanca station.

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The best way to get from Morocco to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 24m and costs MAD 1,900 - MAD 9,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs MAD 2,100 - MAD 3,400 and takes 4 days 3h.

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The quickest flight from Marrakech Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Morocco to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 2131.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between Morocco and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and two other airlines fly from Marrakesh to Istanbul 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Casablanca to Istanbul via Malaga, Málaga, and Sofia in around 4 days 3h.

Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Marrakech to Istanbul Ataturk via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,200
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Marrakech to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Flights from Marrakech to Istanbul Ataturk via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Marrakech to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Marrakech to Istanbul Ataturk via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,600
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $2,100
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk via Malta
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Casablanca to Istanbul Ataturk via Cairo
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,500
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Strasbourg to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
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 München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
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
Raileurope.com
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.

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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.

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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
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Casablanca to Bologna
Ave. Duration
30h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Casablanca to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $280
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
5h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
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 Casablanca to Malaga
Ave. Duration
38h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
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
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
Ferry operators
FRS Ferries
Phone
+34 956 68 18 30
Email
info@frs.es
Website
frs.es
Car ferry from Tangier Med to Motril
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Website
FRS Ferries
Passenger
$340
Standard Car
$860

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Istanbul is 3h ahead of Morocco. It is currently 9:42 AM in Morocco and 12:42 PM in Istanbul.

Aegean Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines and Royal Air Maroc offer flights from Marrakech 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 Morocco to Marrakech Airport is to taxi which takes 8m and costs MAD 70 - MAD 85.

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