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There are 8 ways to get from Szeged to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, shuttle, night train or car

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Train to Budapest, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Szeged to Ferihegy
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BUD - IST

$76 - $285

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Train, night train, bus  •  36 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Ujszeged to Ketegyhaza R
  2. Take the night train from Ketegyhaza to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
  4. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$52 - $76

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Bus, shuttle to Belgrade, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Szeged to Novi Sad
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Novi Sad to Belgrade
  3. Fly from Belgrade (BEG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BEG - IST

Train to Budapest, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Szeged to Ferihegy
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BUD - SAW

$78 - $429

Bus, train to Timisoara, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Szeged to Arad, Arad
  2. Take the train from Arad to Timisoara Nord
  3. Fly from Timisoara (TSR) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) TSR - IST

$111 - $296

Bus  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Szeged to Sofia N982
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$57 - $122

Train, night train  •  33 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Szeged-Rokus to Bekescsaba R
  2. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  3. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$54 - $74

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Szeged to Istanbul 729.2 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Szeged to Istanbul is to train and night train and bus which costs 14 000 Ft - 22 000 Ft and takes 36 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Szeged to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs 21 000 Ft - 80 000 Ft and takes 6 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Szeged to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Szeged and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 25 min.

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The distance between Szeged and Istanbul is 916 km. The road distance is 1166.7 km.

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The best way to get from Szeged to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 25 min and costs 16 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Szeged to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Szeged to Istanbul bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Szeged station.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Szeged to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Szeged. It is currently 5:11 PM in Szeged and 7:11 PM in Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 572.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

What companies run services between Szeged, Hungary and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Szeged to Istanbul via Sofia in around 18 h 25 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Timisoara to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Timisoara to Istanbul Ataturk via Iasi, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Timisoara to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Belgrade to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Budapest to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szeged to Ferihegy
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szeged-Rokus to Bekescsaba
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Ujszeged to Ketegyhaza
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Night train from Ketegyhaza to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Arad to Timisoara Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Videle
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Terra Travel d.o.o.
Phone
011 3287 412
Email
info@terratravel.rs
Website
terratravel.rs
Shuttle from Novi Sad to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
terratravel.rs
Book at
terratravel.rs
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 Szeged to Arad, Arad
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Szeged to Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Yes, the driving distance between Szeged to Istanbul is 1167 km. It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to drive from Szeged to Istanbul.

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LOT, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2341+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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