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There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Istanbul (State) by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Paris CDG to Istanbul

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

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Bus via Sofia

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Sofia
  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, bus

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Sarajevo
  3. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Paris - Voyages Rada to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Istanbul

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
  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

Bus, night train

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Lyon to Bucharest
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

Drive

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Istanbul

Paris CDG (CDG) to Istanbul (IST) flights

The flight time between Paris CDG (CDG) and Istanbul (IST) is around 5h 50m and covers a distance of around 2212 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 25m. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 25m. Services are operated by Air France, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and others. Typically 86 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
4h 24m
Layover time:
1h 25m
Total time:
5h 50m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
3h 25m
Flight distance:
2212 km
Flights per week:
86
Cheapest price:
1.536 ₺
Carbon emissions:
448 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:45
Last flight departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris CDG (CDG) to Istanbul (IST) flight schedules

Flights departing Saturday, September 25, 2021

France → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from France

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom in the last 14 days
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul (State) is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul (State) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul (State) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Turkey.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Turkish Embassy.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Istanbul (State) is to bus via Sofia which costs €70 - €100 and takes 45h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Istanbul (State) is to fly. Taking this option will cost €100 - €420 and takes 6h 26m.

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The distance between Paris and Istanbul (State) is 2254 km. The road distance is 2723 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Istanbul (State) without a car is to train and bus which takes 36h 34m and costs €180 - €310.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Paris to Istanbul (State), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Paris to Istanbul (State) is to fly which takes 6h 26m and costs €100 - €420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 42h 27m.

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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 (State) is 1h ahead of Paris. It is currently 11:34 PM in Paris and 12:34 AM in Istanbul (State).

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

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Air France, Luxair, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Istanbul (State).
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  • Distance: 2254.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 26m

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

Air France, Turkish Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Paris to Sultangazi every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Istanbul via Beograd, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 42h 27m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 26.000 ₺
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Annaba
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Constantine
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Algiers
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Oran
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.300 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 6.500 ₺
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Istanbul via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Paris Est to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Paris Est to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
850 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
1st Class
950 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
950 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
1st Class
1.000 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
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 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
1.200 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
160 ₺ - 240 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
160 ₺ - 190 ₺
1st Class
190 ₺ - 240 ₺
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 250 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
170 ₺ - 200 ₺
1st Class
200 ₺ - 250 ₺
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
726 ₺
Schedules at
halilovicbus.ba
Centrotrans Eurolines
Phone
+387 33 770 800
Email
info@centrotrans.com
Website
centrotrans.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
19h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Schedules at
centrotrans.com
Book at
centrotrans.com
Ozlem Tours
Phone
+38120 411090
Email
ozlemtours@yahoo.com
Website
ozlem.rs
Bus from Beograd to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
ozlem.rs
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
2.200 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
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
650 ₺ - 950 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺
Website
Has Turizm
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Website
Huntur
Maxibus Travel
Phone
+40 745 766 766
Email
dispecerat@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Gare de Lyon to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
32h 54m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro

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