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

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Fly to Istanbul  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Istanbul (IST) WAW - IST

$72 - $177

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) WAW - SAW

$89 - $611

Train, bus  •  33 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz Rj / ...
  3. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$123 - $155

Bus Georg  •  37 h 30 min

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

$271 - $367

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  41 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Sofia Serdika
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$107 - $158

Train, night train  •  45 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$163 - $241

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Odessa
  2. Take the ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
  3. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

$133 - $238

Drive  •  21 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Istanbul 1379.2 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Istanbul is to fly which costs 260 zł - 650 zł and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Istanbul is to fly which costs 260 zł - 650 zł and takes 5 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Warszawa and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 30 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Istanbul is 1385 km. The road distance is 2206.7 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 47 min and costs 440 zł - 600 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Warsaw to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Istanbul bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Warszawa station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Istanbul is to fly which takes 5 h 30 min and costs 260 zł - 650 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 950 zł - 1 400 zł and takes 37 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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

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  • Distance: 865.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, LOT and three other airlines fly from Warsaw to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warsaw to Istanbul via Sofia in around 37 h 30 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Skopje
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Lviv
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Warsaw to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Warsaw to Istanbul via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Warsaw to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Warsaw to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Warsaw to Istanbul via Kiev
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Warsaw to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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
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
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
$66
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Warszawa to Sofia
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$240 - $310
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
$30 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Warszawa to Sofia Serdika
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
touring.bg
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
Ferry operators
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
Ave. Duration
29 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$200
Suite
$170
Standard
$145
Economy
$85
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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 10:51 AM in Warsaw and 11:51 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Istanbul is 2207 km. It takes approximately 21 h 27 min to drive from Warsaw to Istanbul.

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Aegean Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, LOT and two other airlines offer flights from Warsaw Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 2315+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 3 zł - 21 zł.

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