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There are 8 ways to get from Villach to Istanbul by shuttle, plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Shuttle to Ljubljana, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Villach to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) LJU - IST

$143 - $233

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Train to Salzburg, fly  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) SZG - IST

$97 - $302

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Train to Venice, fly  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) VCE - IST

$109 - $434

Shuttle, shuttle to Zagreb, fly  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Villach to Ljubljana Airport
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Zagreb Airport
  3. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ZAG - IST

$178 - $583

Train, bus  •  27 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Graz Hbf (Europaplatz) Bus
  2. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$111 - $136

Bus  •  27 h 30 min

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

$127 - $227

Night train, bus  •  28 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana En
  2. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$146 - $201

Drive  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Villach to Istanbul 984.7 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Villach to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs 95€ - 120€ and takes 27 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Villach to Istanbul is to shuttle and fly which costs 120€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Villach to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Villach and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 30 min.

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The distance between Villach and Istanbul is 1359 km. The road distance is 1575.5 km.

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The best way to get from Villach to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 27 h 17 min and costs 95€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Villach to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Villach to Istanbul bus services, operated by Yubim, depart from Villach station.

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The quickest flight from Ljubljana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Villach. It is currently 2:50 AM in Villach and 4:50 AM in Istanbul.

Map of how to get from Villach to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 849.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Villach to Istanbul via Sofia in around 27 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul Ataturk via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Venice to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
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 Villach Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Klagenfurt Hbf (Busbahnhof) to Graz Hbf (Europaplatz)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Villach Hbf to Ljubljana
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Touristik Kärnten Transfer
Phone
+43 660 9030012
Email
office@touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Website
touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
Shuttle from Villach to Ljubljana Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
touristik-kaernten-transfer.at
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
$71
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Villach to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Ljubljana to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
matpu.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Villach to Istanbul is 1575 km. It takes approximately 15 h 18 min to drive from Villach to Istanbul.

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Air Serbia, AtlasGlobal and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ljubljana Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2333+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Villach to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h and costs 45€.

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