There are 11 ways to get from Switzerland 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.

Recommended option

Fly Zurich to Istanbul  •  5 h 43 min

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

$62 - $221

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Fly Basel to Istanbul  •  5 h 47 min

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

$74 - $205

Fly Zurich to Izmir  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Izmir (ADB) ZRH - ADB

$112 - $421

Fly Zurich to Antalya  •  5 h 38 min

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

$89 - $185

Fly Geneva to Istanbul  •  6 h 3 min

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

$75 - $226

Fly Milan Malpensa to Istanbul  •  6 h 25 min

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

$90 - $202

Train to Munich, fly to Izmir  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Izmir (ADB) MUC - ADB

$141 - $310

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  34 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station X06 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Istanbul

$97 - $123

Train, night train  •  46 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti Rj
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D / ...
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$255 - $396

Bus Eurolines CH  •  2 days 10 h

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

$151 - $223

Drive  •  21 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Istanbul 1376.6 miles

$280 - $420

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Turkey is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 210 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Turkey is to fly which costs SFr 85 - SFr 190 and takes 5 h 38 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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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Switzerland to Turkey, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 18 min and costs SFr 11 - SFr 20.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 1457.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Zürich to Istanbul hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Istanbul via Zürich HB, Zurich, Munich, Munich central bus station, Munich, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 34 h 25 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Basel to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Zurich to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Munich to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Basel to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,600
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Munich to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Zurich to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Zurich to Izmir via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Munich to Izmir
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Zurich to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Basel to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Munich to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Tunis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Mnichov, ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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
$78
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 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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