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There are 11 ways to get from Sheffield to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Train to Manchester, fly to Istanbul  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Istanbul (IST) MAN - IST

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Bus  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Sheffield Meadowhall to London Victoria Coach Station M12 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
  3. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

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Train to Birmingham, fly to Istanbul  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Istanbul (IST) BHX - IST

Train to Manchester, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MAN - SAW

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Istanbul  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Istanbul (IST) LHR - IST

Train, bus  •  34h 51m

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to München Hbf 83 / ...
  4. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf 90 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Shumen
  3. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul Otogari

Train, bus and ferry, night train  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Manchester Piccadilly to Bucharest
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

Train, night train  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf 425
  4. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  30h 22m

  1. Drive from Sheffield to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Istanbul

Drive, car ferry  •  31h 28m

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

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The cheapest way to get from Sheffield to Istanbul is to bus which costs £75 - £95 and takes 2 days 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Sheffield to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs £110 - £370 and takes 7h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sheffield to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Sheffield and arriving at Yenikapi via London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Wien Hbf, Videle and Halkali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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The distance between Sheffield and Istanbul is 2648 km.

The best way to get from Sheffield to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 34h 51m and costs £300 - £700.

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It takes approximately 7h 57m to get from Sheffield to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Sheffield to Istanbul train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Sheffield station.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 5m.

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Istanbul is 3h ahead of Sheffield. It is currently 11:26 AM in Sheffield and 2:26 PM in Istanbul.

Sheffield to Istanbul train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Halkali station.

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Map of how to get from Sheffield to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 2648.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 57m

What companies run services between Sheffield, England and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Sheffield to Istanbul via Meadowhall Interchange, Sheffield Meadowhall, London Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria Green Line Station, Salzburg Lastenstrasse, Salzburg, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 2 days 4h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Manchester to Istanbul via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Manchester to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.900 ₺ - 4.700 ₺
Flights from Manchester to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.500 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Istanbul via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.600 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Flights from Birmingham to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Manchester to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Flights from Manchester to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from London Heathrow to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
400 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
180 ₺ - 420 ₺
Off-Peak Single
310 ₺ - 450 ₺
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
400 ₺ - 600 ₺
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
600 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Off-Peak Single
1.200 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
1.400 ₺ - 2.100 ₺
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
320 ₺ - 490 ₺
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
170 ₺ - 250 ₺
Off-Peak Day Single
230 ₺ - 350 ₺
Anytime Day Single
320 ₺ - 490 ₺
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
4.700 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Standard
1.700 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Standard Premier
2.500 ₺ - 3.200 ₺
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
4.600 ₺ - 5.500 ₺
Standard
1.500 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Standard Premier
2.300 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Nord to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
1.800 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
1st Class
2.100 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
350 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Railjet
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 410 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 250 ₺
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 360 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
240 ₺ - 290 ₺
1st Class
300 ₺ - 360 ₺
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 340 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
230 ₺ - 270 ₺
1st Class
280 ₺ - 340 ₺
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
13h 47m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
1.400 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
1st Class
2.100 ₺ - 3.100 ₺
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Sheffield, Meadowhall to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 190 ₺
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sheffield to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
220 ₺ - 280 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Salzburg Lastenstrasse
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Shumen
Ave. Duration
46h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
2.187 ₺
Website
Balkan Horn
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
10h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
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
45h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
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