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

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Fly Munich to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) MUC - IST

$81 - $186

Cheapest option

Fly Munich to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MUC - SAW

$73 - $260

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Train to Salzburg, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SZG - IST

$106 - $310

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) NUE - IST

$118 - $327

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  28 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$89

Bus Georg  •  32 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$106 - $321

Train, EuroNight, night train  •  43 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2) Wb
  3. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$110 - $222

Drive  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Istanbul 1181 miles

$240 - $360

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Munich and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 12 min.

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The distance between Munich and Istanbul is 1583 km. The road distance is 1889.6 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Munich to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Munich to Istanbul bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Munich station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Munich. It is currently 11:41 AM in Munich and 12:41 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Istanbul is 1890 km. It takes approximately 18 h 18 min to drive from Munich to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 989.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Munich to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Munich to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $89 and the journey takes 28 h 17 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Munich to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Munich to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Munich to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul Ataturk via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
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
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf (Bahnsteige 1-2)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hauptbahnhof Bstg 1-2
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $35
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $9
Business
$16 - $18
Premium
$26 - $35
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
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
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Munich to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
25 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Munich to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
26 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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LOT, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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