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There are 9 ways to get from Paris 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 Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Istanbul (IST)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
  2. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

Fly Paris Orly to Istanbul

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Istanbul (IST)

Fly Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Fly Paris Charles de Gaulle to Sabiha Gokcen

  1. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
  3. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Paris l'Est to Wien Hbf
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  3. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Istanbul

Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Istanbul (IST) flights

177 Weekly Planes
5h 47m Average Duration
1.965 ₺ Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Istanbul is to bus, which costs €65 - €95 and takes 37h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Istanbul is to fly which costs €130 - €600 and takes 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Paris l'Est and arriving at Yenikapi via Wien Hbf, Videle and Halkali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between Paris and Istanbul is 2253 km. The road distance is 2723 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 29h 54m and costs €190 - €290.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Paris to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Paris to Istanbul train services, operated by Nightjet, depart from Paris l'Est station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6h 20m and costs €130 - €600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €95 and takes 37h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Paris. It is currently 2:29 AM in Paris and 4:29 AM in Istanbul.

Map of how to get from Paris to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 2253.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Air France and 11 other airlines fly from Magenta to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Istanbul via Salzburg Lastenstrasse, Salzburg, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 37h 44m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 21.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Annaba
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
7.500 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Algiers
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
6.000 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 25.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.000 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.400 ₺ - 21.000 ₺
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 25.000 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
4.300 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.300 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 17.000 ₺
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
1.800 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
1st Class
2.000 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
11h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 380 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
250 ₺ - 300 ₺
1st Class
310 ₺ - 380 ₺
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 430 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
290 ₺ - 340 ₺
1st Class
350 ₺ - 430 ₺
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Paris l'Est to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Website
Nightjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com

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Paris to Istanbul train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Halkali station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Istanbul is 2723 km. It takes approximately 25h 10m to drive from Paris to Istanbul.

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Air France, Air Serbia, KLM and five other airlines offer flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 1531+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 1.750 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is to train which takes 34 min and costs €5 - €8.

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