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There are 12 ways to get from Zwickau to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, night train, car or car train

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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 via Plovdiv

  1. Take the bus from Chemnitz to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to Istanbul Büyük Otogari

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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 Nuremberg, fly to Istanbul

  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)

Train, bus to Prague, fly to Sabiha Gokcen

  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 Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg, fly to Istanbul

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

Train, bus via Bratislava

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Decin hl.n.
  3. Take the train from Decin hl.n. to Bratislava hl.st.
  4. Take the bus from Bratislava to Sofia
  5. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Sofia to Halkali

Train, bus, night train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Chemnitz to Stara Zagora
  3. Take the night train from Stara Zagora to Halkali

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Prague
  2. Take the bus from Praha to Burgas
  3. Take the bus from Burgas to Malko Tarnovo
  4. Take the bus from Malko Tarnovo to Istanbul - Aksaray

Drive, car train

  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

Drive

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Istanbul

Zwickau to Istanbul by train and bus

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

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The most affordable way to get from Zwickau to Istanbul is to bus via Plovdiv, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 33h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs €150 - €490 and takes 7h 8m.

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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 - Aksaray via Praha, Burgas and Malko Tarnovo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 26m.

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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 via Plovdiv which takes 33h 4m and costs €110 - €150.

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It takes approximately 7h 8m 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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The quickest flight from Leipzig Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Zwickau to Istanbul bus services, operated by TransEvren, arrive at Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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Istanbul is 2h ahead of Zwickau. It is currently 6:25 PM in Zwickau and 8:25 PM in Istanbul.

Map of how to get from Zwickau to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1664 km
  • Duration: 7h 8m

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

You can take a bus from Zwickau to Istanbul via Chemnitz, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Bus Station South, Istanbul Büyük Otogari, and Otogar in around 33h 4m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.400 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Prague to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Istanbul via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Flights from Prague to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
4.200 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.800 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 15.000 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
2.600 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Istanbul via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.800 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Prague to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Prague to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.200 ₺ - 13.000 ₺
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
340 ₺ - 480 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 750 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 400 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Decin hl.n.
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 300 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
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
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
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 S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Decin hl.n.
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
390 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Decin hl.n. to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 900 ₺
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
500 ₺ - 650 ₺
Business
700 ₺ - 850 ₺
1st Class
700 ₺ - 900 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Halkali
Ave. Duration
10h 54m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 390 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
260 ₺ - 320 ₺
1st Class
330 ₺ - 390 ₺
Night train from Stara Zagora to Halkali
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 ₺ - 260 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
170 ₺ - 210 ₺
1st Class
210 ₺ - 260 ₺
OptimaExpress
Phone
+49 89 54880111
Email
info@optimatours.de
Website
optimatours.de
Car train from Villach Hbf/Bbf to Edirne
Ave. Duration
30h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
optimatours.de
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
95 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
RegioJet
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Chemnitz to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Website
Radina VIP
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Website
Radina VIP
Bus from Chemnitz to Stara Zagora
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Website
Radina VIP
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
480 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
Arda Tur
Bus from Dresden Central Train Station to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Website
Arda Tur
Citylines
Phone
+359 2 812 0810
Email
support@citylines.bg
Website
citylines.eu
Bus from Plovdiv Bus Station South to Istanbul Büyük Otogari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 ₺ - 470 ₺
Website
Citylines
Bus from Dresden to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Website
Citylines
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bratislava to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Dresden to Sofia
Ave. Duration
17h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Website
Union Ivkoni
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Dresden Bayrische Strasse to Sofia Serdica Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Website
Racic Eurobus
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 central train station to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
300 ₺ - 370 ₺
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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Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Praha to Burgas
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
3.500 ₺ - 4.500 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
STRANDJA
Phone
05952/ 36 35
Email
park@strandja.bg
Website
strandja.bg
Bus from Burgas to Malko Tŭrnovo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
strandja.bg
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Malko Tarnovo to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210 ₺ - 270 ₺
Schedules at
transevren.ro

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