How to get from Switzerland to Turkey

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Recommended option

Fly Basel to Istanbul  •  5 h 47 min

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

$74 - $205

Cheapest option

Fly Zurich to Istanbul  •  5 h 43 min

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

$62 - $221

8 alternative options

Fly Geneva to Istanbul  •  6 h 3 min

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

$75 - $226

Fly Zurich to Antalya  •  5 h 38 min

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

$90 - $186

Fly Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 8 min

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

$80 - $775

Fly Milan Malpensa to Istanbul  •  6 h 25 min

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

$91 - $203

Bus Alpar Turizm  •  34 h 26 min

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

$125 - $152

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 Ic / ...
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$278 - $451

Bus Eurolines CH  •  2 days 10 h

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

$152 - $228

Drive  •  21 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Istanbul 1376.6 miles

$280 - $420

What companies run services between Switzerland and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Aegean Airlines fly from Basel to Istanbul every 4 hours. 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 26 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
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
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Geneva to Istanbul 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 via Beirut
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
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
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
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
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Germania Flug AG
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Zurich to Antalya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$160 - $270
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
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 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
$18 - $30
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
$106
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
$30 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Switzerland and Turkey is 2332 km. The road distance is 2202 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Turkey is to fly which takes 5 h 38 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 190.

It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Switzerland to Turkey, including transfers.