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There are 11 ways to get from Zwickau to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, night bus, car, car train or night train

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Train to Leipzig, fly to Istanbul  •  7h

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

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Train, bus  •  37h 20m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf S5x / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig Goethestraße to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali 493

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Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Istanbul  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Istanbul (IST) NUE - IST

Train, train to Nuremberg, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) NUE - SAW

Train, train to Prague, fly to Istanbul  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
  3. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Istanbul (IST) PRG - IST

Train, bus, night bus  •  33h 47m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Chemnitz Hbf Re
  2. Take the bus from Chemnitz Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
  3. Take the night bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari

Bus  •  33h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Dresden central station 321
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Plovdiv Bus Station South
  3. Take the bus from Plovdiv Hristo Botev to Istanbul Esenler Otogari

Train, bus via Bratislava  •  35h 34m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec
  3. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Sofia
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali 493

Drive, car train  •  39h 50m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Villach Hbf/Bbf
  2. Take the car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Edirne
  3. Drive from Edirne to Istanbul

Train, night train  •  47h 46m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Dresden Hbf Re
  2. Take the night train from Dresden Hbf to Wien Hbf Nj
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

Drive  •  19h 37m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Istanbul 2032.3 km

Zwickau to Istanbul by train, walk, bus and night bus

1 Weekly Services
33h 47m Average Duration
4.015 ₺ Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs €75 - €140 and takes 37h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Zwickau to Istanbul is to train and fly which takes 7h and costs €160 - €470.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Zwickau central train station and arriving at Istanbul Esenler Otogari via Dresden Bayrische Strasse and Plovdiv Hristo Botev. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Zwickau-Poelbitz and arriving at Yenikapi via Dresden Hbf, Wien Hbf, Gara Bucureşti Nord and Halkali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 46m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Istanbul is 1836 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 train and bus and night bus which takes 33h 47m and costs €110 - €140.

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

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Zwickau to Istanbul bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zwickau central train station.

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Zwickau to Istanbul train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Zwickau-Poelbitz station.

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Zwickau to Istanbul bus services, operated by Citylines, arrive at Istanbul Esenler Otogari station.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1835.6 km
  • Duration: 7h

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

You can take a bus from Zwickau to Istanbul Esenler Otogar via Dresden Bayrische Strasse and Plovdiv Hristo Botev in around 33h 50m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 23.000 ₺
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.700 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Flights from Prague to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 22.000 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
3.300 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Prague to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.400 ₺ - 17.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8.000 ₺ - 27.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.900 ₺ - 9.000 ₺
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 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 900 ₺
Schedules at
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Schedules at
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
310 ₺ - 450 ₺
Schedules at
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 1.200 ₺
Schedules at
transdev.de
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
Once daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 848 44 66 88
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Website
https://www.sbb.ch/en
RegioJet
Phone
+420 222 222 221
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
490 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Website
https://regiojet.com/
2nd Class
490 ₺ - 700 ₺
1st Class
1.550 ₺ - 1.650 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
+35929311111
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
11h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
400 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
https://www.bdz.bg/en
2nd Class
400 ₺ - 600 ₺
1st Class
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
14h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
490 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Website
https://www.bdz.bg/en
2nd Class
490 ₺ - 700 ₺
1st Class
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
OptimaExpress
Phone
+49 89 54880111
Email
info@optimatours.de
Website
optimatours.de
Car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Edirne
Ave. Duration
31h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
7.000 ₺ - 36.000 ₺
Schedules at
optimatours.de
Couch Wagon BC-4
7.148 ₺
Couch Wagon BC-1
19.337 ₺
Sleeper Wagon
22.100 ₺
Couch Wagon BC-4 Car
20.581 ₺
Couch Wagon BC-1 Car
32.770 ₺
Sleeper Wagon Car
35.532 ₺
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Dresden Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Website
https://www.nightjet.com/en/#/home
Sleeper Carriage
4.600 ₺ - 6.000 ₺
Seating Carriage
1.800 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Couchette Carriage
3.600 ₺ - 4.500 ₺
Bus operators
Citylines
Phone
+3590885700870
Email
support@citylines.eu
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Chemnitz Bus Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Schedules at
citylines.eu
Night bus from Sofia Central Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Schedules at
citylines.eu
Bus from Plovdiv Hristo Botev to Istanbul Esenler Otogari
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 850 ₺
Schedules at
citylines.eu
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Website
https://www.huntur.com.tr/
Bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Website
https://www.huntur.com.tr/
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).

Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zwickau central train station to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to İstanbul Esenler bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Website
https://www.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.
For more information, please visit this page
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Plovdiv Bus Station South
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Website
https://www.racicbg.com/bg/
Bus from Leipzig Goethestraße to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Website
https://www.racicbg.com/bg/
Union Ivkoni
Phone
07001 8282
Email
booking@union-ivkoni.com
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bratislava to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 1.800 ₺
Website
http://en.union-ivkoni.com/
Bus from Leipzig to Sofia
Ave. Duration
18h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Website
http://en.union-ivkoni.com/

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Zwickau. It is currently 6:31 PM in Zwickau and 7:31 PM in Istanbul.

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

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