How to travel from Berlin to Istanbul

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from Berlin to Istanbul

You can get from Berlin to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Berlin to Istanbul on Jul 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:20PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport2h55 04:15PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:20PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport2h55 04:15PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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11:10AMBerlin Brandenburg Airport2h55 03:05PMIstanbul Airport
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04:40PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport11h15 04:55AMIstanbul Airport
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04:40PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport14h55 08:35AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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Travel Information to Istanbul from Berlin

distanceDistance1076 miles (1735 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $235 (€210) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurolines Germany or pegasus

Travel 1076 miles (1735 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Istanbul from Berlin. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurolines Germany or pegasus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Berlin to Istanbul.

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Travel 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 Berlin to Istanbul.
FAQs

Travel between Berlin, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey is: Fully open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Turkey?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Istanbul from Berlin?

Conditions of entry into Turkey:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Istanbul, Turkey?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Turkey has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 6/25/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Istanbul from Berlin.

Return travel to Berlin, Germany from Turkey is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Turkey?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Turkey?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Berlin, Germany was last verified on 6/29/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Berlin from Istanbul.

There are 4 ways to get from Berlin to Istanbul: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Istanbul from Berlin is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Istanbul:

Taking a ferry is usually $154 (€138) less than taking a bus to Istanbul, which costs on average $154 (€138) for the same trip.

A ferry is generally $235 (€210) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $235 (€210) from Berlin to Istanbul.

A ferry is $3 (€3) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Berlin to Istanbul costing on average $3 (€3).

The fastest way from Berlin to Istanbul is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Istanbul that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 31 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Istanbul by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Istanbul by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Berlin to Istanbul is approximately 1076 miles (1735 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Istanbul:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Istanbul Airport.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Istanbul, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Eurolines Germany for buses to Istanbul. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurolines Germany Berlin to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $154 (€138).
  • Travel with pegasus to go to Istanbul by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find pegasus Berlin to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $235 (€210).

Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Istanbul with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights with pegasus or Turkish Airlines.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Istanbul as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Berlin to Istanbul.

Looking to extend your trip from Berlin to Istanbul? Many Omio customers who go from Berlin to Istanbul usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Munich or Athens. If you're looking to explore Paris, Munich or Athens from Istanbul, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Berlin to Istanbul, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $154 (€138) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $235 (€210) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $3 (€3) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Berlin to Istanbul online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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