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There are 8 ways to get from Prague 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 to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) PRG - IST

$63 - $193

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) PRG - SAW

$80 - $607

Train, bus  •  30h 36m

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Graz Hbf Rj
  2. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$127 - $157

Bus Arda Tur  •  33h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Haskovo Central Bus Station Nürnberg - Haskovo 04:20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$92 - $115

Bus Georg  •  33h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Praha to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$226 - $290

Bus Omega Group  •  34h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Praga to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$162 - $235

Train, night train  •  41h 44m

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien 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

$130 - $187

Drive  •  17h 44m

  1. Drive from Prague to Istanbul 1152.1 miles

$230 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Prague to Istanbul is to fly which costs 1 400 Kč - 4 400 Kč and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Istanbul is to fly which costs 1 400 Kč - 4 400 Kč and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague station to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 5m.

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The distance between Prague and Istanbul is 1511 km. The road distance is 1843.3 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 30h 36m and costs 2 800 Kč - 3 600 Kč.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Prague to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Prague to Istanbul bus services, operated by Arda Tur, arrive at Prague Florenc Central Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs 1 400 Kč - 4 400 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 2 000 Kč - 2 600 Kč and takes 33h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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

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Map of how to get from Prague to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 944.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, LOT and six other airlines fly from Prague to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Prague to Istanbul via Haskovo in around 33h 5m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Prague to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Prague to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
regiojet.com
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 Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Haskovo Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$76
Website
Arda Tur
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Praha to Burgas
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $260
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Praga to Shumen
Ave. Duration
24h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
omega-group84.com

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Prague. It is currently 10:48 AM in Prague and 12:48 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Istanbul is 1843 km. It takes approximately 17h 44m to drive from Prague to Istanbul.

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Air Serbia, AtlasGlobal, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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