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

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 25 min

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

$72 - $177

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (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 Eic
  2. Take the train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Graz Rj / ...
  3. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$126 - $159

Bus  •  37 h 30 min

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

$264 - $360

Train, night train  •  43 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati Ic
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Szolnok to Arad Ic
  4. Take the train from Arad to Videle D
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

$107 - $150

Bus, car ferry, ferry  •  2 days 3 h

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

$133 - $168

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 5 h

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

$135 - $200

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 - 700 zł and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Istanbul is to fly which costs 260 zł - 700 zł and takes 5 h 25 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 470 zł - 600 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 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 25 min and costs 260 zł - 700 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 Chopin Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 865.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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

Turkish Airlines, LOT and Ukraine International 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 Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Zaporizhia
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Kharkiv
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Istanbul Ataturk via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Istanbul Ataturk via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
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
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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
$29 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Szolnok to Arad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
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
$71
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
$230 - $300
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
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Warszawa Aleje Jerozolimskie to Odessa
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
odri-ua.com
Ferry operators
Şehir Hatları
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 5:07 AM in Warsaw and 7:07 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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LOT, Ukraine International Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2369+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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

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