There are 13 ways to get from Scotland to Turkey by plane, train, bus, night train, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Edinburgh to Istanbul  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Istanbul (IST) EDI - IST

$126 - $557

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Fly Glasgow to Antalya  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Antalya (AYT) GLA - AYT

$116 - $809

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Fly Glasgow to Istanbul  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Istanbul (IST) GLA - IST

$124 - $335

Fly Edinburgh to Antalya  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Antalya (AYT) EDI - AYT

$118 - $811

Fly Edinburgh to Izmir  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Izmir (ADB) EDI - ADB

$136 - $437

Train to Newcastle, fly to Antalya  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Antalya (AYT) NCL - AYT

$141 - $903

Train, bus  •  44 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$549 - $922

Bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
  3. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
  4. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

Train, night train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to München Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  6. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$673 - $1,087

Train, bus and ferry, night train, bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
  4. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$198 - $270

Bus, bus and ferry  •  3 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester to Brăila
  3. Take the bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  37 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein M / ...
  7. Drive from Kufstein to Istanbul

$768 - $1,047

Drive, car ferry  •  35 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Istanbul

$496 - $732

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Turkey is to fly which costs £95 - £260 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Turkey is to fly which costs £85 - £650 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via London Victoria, Bucuresti and Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Scotland and Turkey is 2157 miles.

The best way to get from Scotland to Turkey without a car is to train and bus which takes 44 h 6 min and costs £410 - £750.

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It takes approximately 7 h 22 min to get from Scotland to Turkey, including transfers.

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Scotland to Turkey bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Turkey is to fly which takes 7 h 22 min and costs £95 - £430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 15 min.

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Scotland to Turkey bus services, operated by TransEvren, arrive at Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 2157.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 22 min

What companies run services between Scotland and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, British Airways and five other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Istanbul every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Istanbul via London Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria, Bucharest, Bucuresti, and Constanta in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Antalya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Glasgow to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Newcastle to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Newcastle to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Antalya via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Antalya via London Luton
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Paris Est to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $310
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 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
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
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
$82
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from London Victoria to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Simpa Trans
Phone
0743335517
Website
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
simpatrans.autogari.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
fany.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
45 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus and ferry from Manchester to Brăila
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
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Turkey is 3 h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 3:54 AM in Scotland and 5:54 AM in Turkey.

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Turkey. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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