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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 Ataturk  •  7 h 22 min

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

$125 - $557

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Fly Glasgow to Antalya  •  7 h 10 min

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

$117 - $809

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Fly Glasgow to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8 h 30 min

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

$124 - $335

Fly Edinburgh to Antalya  •  7 h 32 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

$135 - $447

Fly Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) GLA - SAW

$236 - $509

Train, bus  •  45 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  5. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$542 - $884

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Liege Gare des Guillemins to Bucharest
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

Bus, bus and ferry Balkan Horn  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station M11
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$226 - $312

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

$192 - $270

Bus, bus and ferry Transmarian  •  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  •  38 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  6. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf M / ...
  7. Drive from Salzburg Hbf to Istanbul

$736 - $1,065

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 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Turkey is to fly which costs £90 - £650 and takes 7 h 10 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 via London Victoria Station and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12 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 45 h 46 min and costs £410 - £700.

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

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

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Turkey is 3 h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 2:00 AM in Scotland and 5:00 AM in Turkey.

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 six other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Istanbul every 3 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul Ataturk via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to Antalya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Glasgow to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Antalya
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul Ataturk via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Glasgow to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $330
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Izmir via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $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 Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice 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
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $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
$171
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
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Liege Gare des Guillemins to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
24 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
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
$80 - $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 - $8
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
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Ferry operators

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Scandinavian Airlines, KLM, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Istanbul Ataturk 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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