How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul

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from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul on May 26 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:45PMFrankfurt am Main Airport3h10 06:55PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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02:45PMFrankfurt am Main Airport3h10 06:55PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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05:40PMFrankfurt am Main Airport3h10 09:50PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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02:05PMFrankfurt am Main Airport3h15 06:20PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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05:55PMFrankfurt am Main Airport20h50 03:45PMIstanbul Airport
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Travel Information to Istanbul from Frankfurt am Main

distanceDistance1156 miles (1865 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$91 - $149
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $91 (€81) • 2 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $91 (€81) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurolines Germany or pegasus

Take a bus or flight to travel 1156 miles (1865 km) to Istanbul from Frankfurt am Main. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $91 (€81). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurolines Germany or pegasus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul.

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FAQs

Travel from Frankfurt am Main, Germany to Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Istanbul from Frankfurt am Main restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Istanbul, Turkey from Frankfurt am Main?

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 5/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Istanbul from Frankfurt am Main closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Turkey is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Frankfurt am Main, Germany from Istanbul, Turkey?

Reentering Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Frankfurt am Main from Istanbul?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 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 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Frankfurt am Main, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 5/24/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Frankfurt am Main from Istanbul here.

There are 2 ways to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Istanbul including taking a bus or flight.

The cheapest way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Istanbul is by taking a flight with an average price of $91 (€81).

This is compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

A flight is $59 (€53) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul costing on average $149 (€134).

The fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 55 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 37 h   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 1156 miles (1865 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul:

  • Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul most often leave from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
  • Flights mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul:

  • You can go to Istanbul from Frankfurt am Main by bus with Eurolines Germany. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $149 (€134) with Eurolines Germany from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul on Omio.
  • You can go to Istanbul from Frankfurt am Main by plane with pegasus. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $91 (€81) with pegasus from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Eurolines Germany.
  • You'll find direct flights with pegasus or Turkish Airlines.

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

Omio customers who travel from Frankfurt am Main to Istanbul often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Berlin or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Istanbul and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost $149 (€134) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $91 (€81) one way.

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

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