There are 7 ways to get from Tallinn to Istanbul by plane, ferry, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly from Tallinn  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) TLL - IST

$101 - $243

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Ferry to Helsinki, fly  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) HEL - IST

$131 - $227

Bus Temptrans  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Odessa 999
  2. Take the bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Constanța
  3. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$106 - $150

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Odessa 999
  2. Take the ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

$138 - $222

Bus Ecolines  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn Vana-Pääsküla to Rīga
  2. Take the bus from Riga to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$164 - $279

Train, night train  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station
  2. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Kiev Pass D
  3. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$131 - $210

Drive  •  34 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Istanbul 1975.9 miles

$400 - $600

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Tallinn to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Tallinn and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Odessa, Pryvoz and Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

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The distance between Tallinn and Istanbul is 2069 km. The road distance is 3161.4 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Tallinn to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Tallinn to Istanbul bus services, operated by Temptrans, depart from Tallinn station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 20 min.

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Tallinn to Istanbul bus services, operated by TransEvren, arrive at Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Tallinn. It is currently 11:04 PM in Tallinn and 11:04 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Istanbul is 3161 km. It takes approximately 34 h 19 min to drive from Tallinn to Istanbul.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1293.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between Tallinn, Estonia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines fly from Tallinn to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tallinn to Istanbul via Odessa, Odessa, Pryvoz, Constanța, and Constanta in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $380
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul Ataturk via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul Ataturk via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $340
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul Ataturk via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Train operators
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Tallinn to Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Website
gorail.ee
Seating
$29 - $32
3rd Class (open sleeping)
$45 - $50
2nd Class (coupe)
$55 - $60
1st Class (SV coupe)
$110 - $125
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Odessa
Ave. Duration
27 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Constanța
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn Vana-Pääsküla to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Sofia
Ave. Duration
43 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
ecolines.net
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
Ferry operators
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
Ave. Duration
29 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$200
Suite
$170
Standard
$145
Economy
$85
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Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, LOT and two other airlines offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tallinn Airport is to bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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