There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, night train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Zagreb  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Istanbul (IST) ZAG - IST

$111 - $327

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  27 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Graz Hbf Ec
  2. Take the bus from Graz to Istanbul

$107 - $116

5 alternative options

Fly from Ljubljana  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Istanbul (IST) LJU - IST

$125 - $460

Bus Georg  •  22 h 30 min

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

$127 - $188

Bus Yubim  •  26 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$158 - $199

Train, night train  •  40 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic / ...
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$127 - $189

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Istanbul 836.6 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs 650 kn - 750 kn and takes 27 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Istanbul is to fly which costs 700 kn - 2.100 kn and takes 4 h 59 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Istanbul is 1174 km. The road distance is 1338.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Zagreb to Istanbul, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Croatia Airlines and LOT fly from Zagreb to Istanbul 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Istanbul via Sofia in around 22 h 30 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Ljubljana to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Istanbul via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Graz Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Train from Zagreb to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
hzpp.hr
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Zagreb to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
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
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Zagreb - Motel Plitvice to Sofia
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
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
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
$84
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr

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