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There are 10 ways to get from Zwickau to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Leipzig, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Istanbul (IST)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau Main Train Station to Dresden Central Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Dresden to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

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Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Istanbul (IST)

Train, bus to Prague, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
  2. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  3. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Istanbul (IST)

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Istanbul (IST)

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Sabiha Gokcen

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Train, bus, night train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Chemnitz Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Chemnitz to Stara Zagora
  3. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Halkali

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Dresden to Varna Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Varna to Otogar

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Regensburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
  4. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Videle
  5. Take the night train from Videle to Halkali

Drive

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Istanbul
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International entry into Turkey from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, South Africa and Sri Lanka in the last 14 days
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Turkey.

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Turkish Embassy.

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The most affordable way to get from Zwickau to Istanbul is to bus, which costs €55 - €100 and takes 29h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs €200 - €800 and takes 7h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arriving at Yenikapi via Hof Hbf, Regensburg Hbf, Wien Hbf, Videle and Halkali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 49m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Istanbul is 1664 km. The road distance is 2032.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 29h 27m and costs €55 - €100.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Zwickau to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Istanbul train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Leipzig Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Zwickau. It is currently 4:33 AM in Zwickau and 5:33 AM in Istanbul.

Zwickau to Istanbul train services, operated by Bulgarian Railways (BDZh), arrive at Halkali station.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1664 km
  • Duration: 7h 10m

What companies run services between Zwickau, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Zwickau to Istanbul via Dresden, Sofia, Istanbul, and Otogar in around 29h 27m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Prague to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 3.800 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 10.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 4.500 ₺
Flights from Prague to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Istanbul via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 4.400 ₺
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 4.600 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Istanbul via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Prague to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 260 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 410 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 220 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Transdev
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Hof Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
vogtlandbahn - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
300 ₺ - 420 ₺
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Stara Zagora to Halkali
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
95 ₺ - 120 ₺
1st Class
110 ₺ - 150 ₺
Night train from Videle to Halkali
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 250 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
160 ₺ - 200 ₺
1st Class
200 ₺ - 250 ₺
alex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hof Hbf to Regensburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Regensburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
370 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
370 ₺ - 550 ₺
1st Class
550 ₺ - 850 ₺
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 75 ₺
Website
RegioJet
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Zwickau Main Train Station to Dresden Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 ₺ - 360 ₺
Website
EuroClub
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 130 ₺
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
470 ₺ - 650 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80 ₺
Website
Has Turizm
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50 ₺ - 70 ₺
Website
Huntur
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Chemnitz to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
Radina VIP
Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Dresden to Varna Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
33h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 900 ₺
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Otogar
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 120 ₺
Website
MetroTurizm

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