Directions from Vienna to Istanbul

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 to Istanbul  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Istanbul (IST) VIE - IST

$78 - $202

Cheapest option

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) VIE - SAW

$66 - $257

6 alternative options

Bus Georg  •  25 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Istanbul

$174 - $235

Train, bus  •  26 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz Rj / ...
  2. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$119 - $136

Bus EAAA  •  30 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas South to Istanbul

$83 - $110

Train, night train  •  37 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$146 - $203

EuroNight, night train, bus  •  39 h 5 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Gara de Nord
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
  3. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$66 - $93

Drive  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Istanbul 974.2 miles

$200 - $290

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Air Moldova and three other airlines fly from Vienna to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Istanbul via Haskovo in around 25 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Vienna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Vienna to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.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
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Wien to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
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
$88
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
EAAA
Website
rta.government.bg
Bus from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Burgas
Ave. Duration
24 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
rta.government.bg
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Vienna and Istanbul is 1274 km. The road distance is 1559 km.

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Istanbul is to EuroNight and night train and bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 39 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Vienna to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs 65€ - 180€.

No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Wien and arriving at Istanbul via Haskovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Vienna to Istanbul, including transfers.