There are 11 ways to get from Rotterdam to Istanbul by train, plane, 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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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Istanbul (IST) AMS - IST

$72 - $230

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) AMS - SAW

$85 - $345

Train to Brussels, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Istanbul (IST) BRU - IST

$122 - $382

Train to Brussels, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BRU - SAW

$145 - $827

Train, bus Alpar Turizm  •  38 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  4. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$273 - $360

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  43 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Munich, Munich central bus station N93
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$160 - $194

Bus Georg  •  44 h 45 min

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

$280 - $380

Train, night train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien Ice
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$370 - $542

Train, bus EAAA  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
  4. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Burgas
  5. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$146 - $225

Drive, train  •  26 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  4. Drive from Kufstein to Istanbul

$409 - $619

Drive  •  25 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Istanbul 1672.6 miles

$400 - $600

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Istanbul is 2216 km. The road distance is 2676.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Rotterdam to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Rotterdam to Istanbul via Munich, Munich central bus station, Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 43 h 1 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,600
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Sabiha Gokcen via Konya
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Brussels to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Eindhoven to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
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
28 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$107
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$250 - $320
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
32 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Sofia
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Düsseldorf to Burgas
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
rta.government.bg

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