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There are 12 ways to get from Strasbourg to Istanbul by train, plane, ferry, bus, night train or car

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Istanbul  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Istanbul (IST) STR - IST

1.228 ₺ - 1.847 ₺

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Train to Basel, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Saint-Louis
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BSL - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

642 ₺ - 2.167 ₺

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Train to Basel, fly to Istanbul  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Saint-Louis
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Istanbul (IST) BSL - IST

1.018 ₺ - 3.137 ₺

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) STR - SAW
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

992 ₺ - 3.277 ₺

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Istanbul  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Istanbul (IST) ZRH - IST

1.275 ₺ - 2.927 ₺

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Sabiha Gokcen, ferry  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ZRH - SAW
  4. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Eminönü Ferry Terminal

949 ₺ - 2.857 ₺

Train, bus  •  33h 43m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10 Tgv
  2. Take the bus from München to Plovdiv
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari

1.484 ₺ - 1.681 ₺

Bus  •  35h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Kehl to Sarajevo
  2. Take the bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul

826 ₺ - 966 ₺

Bus via Sofia  •  36h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari Pernik - Istanbul

684 ₺ - 994 ₺

Bus, night train  •  45h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg Central Bus Station Place de l’Etoile to Stara Zagora Central Bus Station Paris - Strasbourg - Varna
  2. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Halkali Bosphor Express

845 ₺ - 1.159 ₺

Train, night train  •  46h 59m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rjx
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Videle Ir
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

1.522 ₺ - 2.551 ₺

Drive  •  21h 1m

  1. Drive from Strasbourg to Istanbul 2257.2 km

2.100 ₺ - 3.200 ₺

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Yes, entry into France from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Strasbourg to Istanbul is to bus via Sofia which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 36h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Strasbourg to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 110€ - 370€ and takes 6h 57m.

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The distance between Strasbourg and Istanbul is 1864 km. The road distance is 2257.2 km.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 33h 43m and costs 170€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from Strasbourg to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Strasbourg. It is currently 4:23 PM in Strasbourg and 5:23 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Strasbourg to Istanbul is 2257 km. It takes approximately 21h 1m to drive from Strasbourg to Istanbul.

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Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 10436+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Strasbourg to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1864.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 19m

What companies run services between Strasbourg, France and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Strasbourg to Istanbul via Sarajevo, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 35h 24m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Trabzon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Flights from Basel to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Kayseri
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Basel to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Basel to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Basel to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.600 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Basel to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
460 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Flights from Basel to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 3.000 ₺
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 3.400 ₺
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Train operators
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 Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 390 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
330 ₺ - 390 ₺
1st Class
310 ₺ - 360 ₺
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 310 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
260 ₺ - 310 ₺
1st Class
210 ₺ - 250 ₺
Train from Strasbourg to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
600 ₺ - 700 ₺
1st Class
600 ₺ - 750 ₺
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 Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 410 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 280 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Strasbourg to Saint-Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
360 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 700 ₺
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 460 ₺
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to St Louis
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 330 ₺
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
150 ₺ - 220 ₺
Rail 1st Class
220 ₺ - 330 ₺
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 340 ₺
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
150 ₺ - 230 ₺
Rail 1st Class
230 ₺ - 340 ₺
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 180 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Stara Zagora to Halkali
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
80 ₺ - 95 ₺
1st Class
95 ₺ - 120 ₺
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 200 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
130 ₺ - 160 ₺
1st Class
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
9h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
950 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
Railjet
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Rally 13
Website
rally13.com
Bus from München to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
801 ₺
Website
Rally 13
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 110 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Plovdiv to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
114 ₺ - 119 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Sarajevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
300 ₺ - 440 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Halilovic Bus
Phone
+387 35 630-532
Email
info@halilovicbus.ba
Website
halilovicbus.ba
Bus from Kehl to Sarajevo
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
523 ₺
Schedules at
halilovicbus.ba
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Strasbourg to Sofia
Ave. Duration
26h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 700 ₺
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
86 ₺
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 260 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Strasbourg Central Bus Station Place de l’Etoile to Stara Zagora Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Karat-S
Ferry operators

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