There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Istanbul by plane, train, bus 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  •  5 h 23 min

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

$80 - $308

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Train to Bologna, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  7 h 43 min

  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  •  28 h

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

$169 - $241

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

$131 - $179

Bus Eurolines IT  •  46 h 9 min

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

$106 - $151

Drive  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Istanbul 1070.1 miles

$250 - $380

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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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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 28 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min 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 5 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28 h.

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Venice. It is currently 7:01 AM in Venice and 8:01 AM in Istanbul.

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

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  • Distance: 893.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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 Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Antalya
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Klagenfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $50
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
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
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Otogar
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.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
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr

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LOT, Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Venice Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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