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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.

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Fly Venice to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 11m

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

$88 - $344

Cheapest option

Fly Venice to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8h 51m

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

$70 - $288

6 alternative options

Train to Bologna, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7h 40m

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

$89 - $331

Bus Georg  •  28h

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

$169 - $240

Train, bus  •  30h 36m

  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

$129 - $172

Bus Yubim  •  31h 13m

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

$156 - $224

Train, night train  •  46h 33m

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

$206 - $315

Drive  •  16h 34m

  1. Drive from Venice to Istanbul 1070.1 miles

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Istanbul is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 5h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Istanbul is to fly which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 5h 11m.

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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 28h.

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

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The best way to get from Venice to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 28h and costs 140€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Venice to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Venice to Istanbul bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Venezia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5h 11m and costs 75€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 28h.

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Venice to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 893.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 11m

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

Turkish Airlines and Air Moldova fly from Venice to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Istanbul via Sofia in around 28h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Konya
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Lviv
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Klagenfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Graz Hbf (Europaplatz)
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
18h
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
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
22h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Venezia Mestre Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 34m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Venice. It is currently 4:05 PM in Venice and 6:05 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Istanbul is 1712 km. It takes approximately 16h 34m to drive from Venice to Istanbul.

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Air Moldova and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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