There are 9 ways to get from Munich 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.

Recommended option

Fly Munich to Istanbul  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Istanbul (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  •  7 h 24 min

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

$106 - $311

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 44 min

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

$114 - $321

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Istanbul  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Istanbul (IST) STR - IST

$114 - $290

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  28 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$82

Bus Georg  •  32 h 12 min

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

$108 - $326

Train, night train  •  42 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$207 - $308

Drive  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Istanbul 1181 miles

$240 - $360

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Istanbul is to bus which costs 70€ and takes 28 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Istanbul is to fly which costs 65€ - 160€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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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 70€.

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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 65€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ and takes 28 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get 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 $82 and the journey takes 28 h 17 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
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
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
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
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
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 Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$82
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
$91
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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