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There are 11 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 CDG to Istanbul

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Istanbul (IST)

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Bus via Paris Place du Pantheon

  1. Take the bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Sofia Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

Fly Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen

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

Fly Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen

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

Fly Paris Orly to Istanbul

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

Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Istanbul (IST)

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Sarajevo
  3. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
  4. Take the night train from Videle 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

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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Istanbul is to bus, which costs €70 - €95 and takes 45h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Istanbul is to fly which costs €100 - €260 and takes 6h 34m.

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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 Mannheim Hbf, Budapest-Keleti, Videle and Halkali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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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 36h 29m and costs €170 - €250.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m to get from Paris to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Paris to Istanbul train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, 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 34m and costs €100 - €260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €70 - €95 and takes 45h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 25m.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Paris. It is currently 7:01 AM in Paris and 9:01 AM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 2253.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

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

Air France, Turkish Airlines and six other airlines fly from Paris to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Gallieni to Istanbul via Sofia, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 45h 14m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen via Gaziantep
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Annaba
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Constantine
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
3.100 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.400 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.600 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Website
Thalys
Standard
1.100 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Comfort
1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Premium
1.600 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
1.100 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
1st Class
1.300 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
1.100 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
1st Class
1.200 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
230 ₺ - 300 ₺
1st Class
600 ₺ - 700 ₺
Night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
310 ₺ - 390 ₺
1st Class
800 ₺ - 900 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 310 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
210 ₺ - 250 ₺
1st Class
260 ₺ - 310 ₺
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
Night train from Paris l'Est to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 14m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
2.000 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Rail 1st Class
2.500 ₺ - 3.700 ₺
Bus operators
Halilovic Bus
Phone
+387 35 630-532
Email
info@halilovicbus.ba
Website
halilovicbus.ba
Bus from Karlsruhe to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
17h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
985 ₺
Schedules at
halilovicbus.ba
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
3.100 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Paris to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺
Website
Has Turizm
Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Paris Place du Pantheon to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
36h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
24 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 420 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.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, KLM, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 2066+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 1.250 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs €5 - €9.

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