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There are 8 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.

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Fly Munich to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 5m

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

$68 - $173

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Fly Munich to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 30m

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

$60 - $247

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Train to Salzburg, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 7m

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

$105 - $310

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 26m

  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  •  28h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$91

Bus Karat-S  •  37h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South Dortmund - Varna / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$117 - $163

Train, night train  •  42h 25m

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  2. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$182 - $268

Drive  •  18h 18m

  1. Drive from Munich to Istanbul 1181 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Istanbul is to bus which costs 80€ and takes 28h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Munich station to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Munich Central Bus Station and arriving at Istanbul via Burgas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 30m.

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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 28h 31m and costs 80€.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Munich to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Munich to Istanbul bus services, operated by Karat-S, arrive at Munich Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6h 5m and costs 55€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80€ and takes 28h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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

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Map of how to get from Munich to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 989.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Munich to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Munich to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $91 and the journey takes 28h 17m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Munich to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Munich to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Munich to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul Ataturk via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
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
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $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 Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
28h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
Karat-S
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Munich. It is currently 7:21 AM in Munich and 9:21 AM in Istanbul.

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

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

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There are 2494+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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