There are 7 ways to get from Salzburg 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 from Salzburg  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Istanbul (IST) SZG - IST

$72 - $259

6 alternative options

Train to Munich, fly  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Istanbul (IST) MUC - IST

$114 - $234

Train to Linz, fly  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
  2. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Istanbul (IST) LNZ - IST

$121 - $587

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  26 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

$75

Bus Georg  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$140 - $263

Train, night train  •  40 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$180 - $268

Drive  •  17 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Istanbul 1099 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Istanbul is to bus which costs 65€ and takes 26 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Istanbul is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Salzburg and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 30 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Istanbul is 1467 km. The road distance is 1758.5 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 25 min and costs 65€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Salzburg to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Istanbul bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Salzburg station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs 60€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ and takes 26 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 917.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Salzburg to Istanbul 4 times a day. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Salzburg to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $74 and the journey takes 26 h 11 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Munich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Linz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Munich to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Linz to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,300
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Train operators
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 Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Wels
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$12 - $15
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 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$74
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Salzburg to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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