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There are 7 ways to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, 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 to Istanbul Ataturk  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) STR - IST

$65 - $211

6 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) STR - SAW

$72 - $260

Fly to Kutahya, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Kutahya (KZR) STR - KZR
  2. Take the bus from Seymen to Istanbul Otogari

$208 - $711

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  32 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Munich, Munich central bus station 027 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$104 - $149

Bus Georg  •  36 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$159 - $325

Train, night train  •  44 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Arad Ic
  3. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  4. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$240 - $344

Drive  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul 1320.7 miles

$270 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul is to fly which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Istanbul is 1769 km. The road distance is 2113.1 km.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 32 h 16 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul is to fly which takes 3 h 20 min and costs 55€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 32 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Stuttgart Airport (STR). It is currently 11:53 PM in Stuttgart Airport (STR) and 1:53 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul is 2113 km. It takes approximately 20 h 17 min to drive from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul.

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Air Serbia, KLM, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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Map of how to get from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1105.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Stuttgart Airport (STR), Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stuttgart Airport (STR) to Istanbul via Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 32 h 16 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Kutahya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Kutahya via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul Ataturk via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Train operators
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $260
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Seymen to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart Airport to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Stuttgart Airport to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Stuttgart to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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