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There are 10 ways to get from Switzerland to Turkey by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ZRH - IST

$62 - $221

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Fly Basel to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BSL - IST

$74 - $205

Fly Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) GVA - IST

$75 - $226

Fly Zurich to Antalya  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Antalya (AYT) ZRH - AYT

$90 - $185

Fly Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) MXP - IST

$90 - $202

Fly Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ZRH - SAW

$79 - $775

Train, bus  •  33 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf Rj
  2. Take the bus from Salzburg to Istanbul

$168 - $230

Train, night train  •  46 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB 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

$226 - $354

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$151 - $228

Drive  •  21 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Istanbul 1376.6 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Turkey is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 210 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Turkey is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 210 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Turkey is 2332 km. The road distance is 2202.5 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Turkey without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 50 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Switzerland to Turkey, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Turkey is to fly which takes 5 h 38 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 150 - SFr 230 and takes 2 days 10 h.

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

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Turkey is 2 h ahead of Switzerland. It is currently 3:58 AM in Switzerland and 5:58 AM in Turkey.

Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Turkey is 2202 km. It takes approximately 21 h 18 min to drive from Switzerland to Turkey.

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Air Serbia, AtlasGlobal, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 1457.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Zürich to Istanbul every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Istanbul via Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, Zürich, and Shumen in around 2 days 10 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Basel to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Basel to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Salzburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Shumen
Ave. Duration
47 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
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

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