There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Istanbul 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 Venice to Istanbul  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Istanbul (IST) VCE - IST

$88 - $344

Cheapest option

Fly Venice to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) VCE - SAW

$81 - $309

6 alternative options

Train to Bologna, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Istanbul (IST) BLQ - IST

$99 - $334

Bus Georg  •  28 h

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$171 - $243

Train, bus  •  30 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Klagenfurt Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) Bus
  3. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$142 - $190

Bus Eurolines IT  •  45 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Mestre Viale Stazione to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul Bariam

$133 - $170

Train, night train  •  45 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Wien Hbf Rj
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$209 - $320

Drive  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Istanbul 1070.1 miles

$250 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Istanbul is to bus which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 45 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Istanbul is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Venice and Istanbul is 1430 km. The road distance is 1712.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Venice to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h.

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What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Venice to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Istanbul via Sofia in around 28 h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Klagenfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Graz Hbf (Europaplatz)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Venezia to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Graz to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul Bariam
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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