There are 12 ways to get from Spain to Turkey 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 Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BCN - IST

$93 - $608

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Fly Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) MAD - SAW

$81 - $370

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Fly Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) VLC - IST

$123 - $854

Fly Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BCN - SAW

$100 - $712

Fly Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) AGP - IST

$123 - $1,204

Fly Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) MAD - IST

$89 - $466

Train, bus  •  46 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Nîmes Tgv
  3. Take the train from Nîmes to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  4. Take the bus from Marseille to Shumen
  5. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$384 - $572

Bus Ruse Bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia 0800
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$151 - $237

Train, bus, night train  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Lvov
  3. Take the train from Lvov to Chernovcy D
  4. Take the train from Chernivtsi to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$243 - $372

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$161 - $237

Bus Dary Commerce  •  2 days 18 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$158 - $172

Drive  •  33 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Istanbul 2204.5 miles

$450 - $700

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No, there is no direct bus from Spain to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Cibeles and arriving at Istanbul via Madrid and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5 h.

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The distance between Spain and Turkey is 3321 km. The road distance is 3527.1 km.

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The best way to get from Spain to Turkey without a car is to train and bus which takes 46 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Spain to Turkey, including transfers.

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Spain to Turkey bus services, operated by Ruse Bus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Spain to Turkey is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Spain to Turkey is 3527 km. It takes approximately 33 h 27 min to drive from Spain to Turkey.

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Tarom, Air Algérie, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 2075.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Spain and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and six other airlines fly from Barcelona to Istanbul every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Istanbul via Intercambiador de Avenida de America, Madrid, and Sofia in around 2 days 5 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Barcelona to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Madrid to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Valencia to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $2,100
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Algiers
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,800
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,600
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Malaga to Istanbul Ataturk via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nîmes to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Chernivtsi to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
13 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
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
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to Shumen
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
42 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Lvov
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Madrid to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Dary Commerce
Phone
+3592917400
Email
info@darytravel.com
Website
dary.bg
Bus from Madrid to Burgas
Ave. Duration
2 days 8 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$131
Schedules at
dary.bg

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