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There are 7 ways to get from Salzburg to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Salzburg  •  5h 5m

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

$72 - $259

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Train to Munich, fly  •  8h 16m

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

$100 - $220

Train to Linz, fly  •  7h 18m

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

$122 - $587

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  26h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

$84

Train, night train  •  39h 28m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  3. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$152 - $216

Bus Karat-S  •  39h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg P+R South to Burgas Bus Station South Innsbruck - Varna
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$115 - $159

Drive  •  17h 5m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Istanbul 1099 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Istanbul is to bus which costs 74€ and takes 26h 25m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Rathaus, Rudolfskai, Altstadt, Salzburg, 5020, Österreich and arriving at Istanbul via Salzburg P+R South and Burgas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 32m.

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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 26h 25m and costs 74€.

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

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Salzburg to Istanbul bus services, operated by Karat-S, depart from Salzburg P+R South station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 5m and costs 60€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 74€ and takes 26h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Salzburg Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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

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

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

Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa fly from Salzburg to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, Alpar Turizm operates a bus from Salzburg to Istanbul once daily. Tickets cost $84 and the journey takes 26h 11m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Linz to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Linz to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,300
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $240
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Munich to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, 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
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wels Hbf
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Wels
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Salzburg, Hbf to Wels, Hbf
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
regiojet.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 Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Salzburg P+R South to Burgas Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
30h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
Karat-S
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Salzburg. It is currently 1:29 AM in Salzburg and 3:29 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Istanbul is 1758 km. It takes approximately 17h 5m to drive from Salzburg to Istanbul.

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Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Salzburg 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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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 180 bus which takes 10m and costs .

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