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Overview: Bus from Paris to Istanbul

distanceDistance1397 miles (2253 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesKarat-S

Buses from Paris to Istanbul cover the 1397 miles (2253 km) long journey with our travel partners like Karat-S. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.

Travel Tips: Bus to Istanbul from Paris

Take the bus to Istanbul easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Istanbul.
FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my bus to Istanbul from Paris?

Travel by bus between Paris, France and Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Istanbul from Paris restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Turkey from Paris?

Entry Requirements:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to 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
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

The government of Turkey has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

The above information was last checked on 5/15/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Istanbul from Paris closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to France from Turkey by bus?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Istanbul to Paris is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from Turkey?

Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Istanbul?

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 5/15/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Paris from Istanbul here.

How far is Paris to Istanbul by bus?

The Paris to Istanbul bus distance is approximately 1397 miles (2253 km).

What bus station in Paris goes to Istanbul? What bus station do I come into Istanbul from Paris?

When taking a bus from Paris, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. When you arrive in Istanbul, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Istanbul, Büyük Otogari, Istanbul, Büyük Otogar Esenler and İstanbul, Cumhuriyet Cd. / Merkez Cami Sk. (Avcilar).

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.

Where is the bus station in Paris to go to Istanbul? Where is the bus station in Istanbul located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Istanbul, Büyük Otogari and need to travel approximately 6.6 miles (10.7 km) from the bus station to the city center in Istanbul.

Which bus providers should I travel with from Paris to Istanbul?

For the best Paris to Istanbul bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Karat-S. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services between Paris and Istanbul to compare what amenities they may offer.

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