How to travel from Istanbul to Cologne

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from Istanbul to Cologne

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

Our recommendation

To get from Istanbul to Cologne on Mar 30 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:00PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h15 02:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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12:00PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h15 02:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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09:30PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h10 11:40PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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05:40PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h25 08:05PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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09:45AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h25 12:10PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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Travel Information to Cologne from Istanbul

distanceDistance1249 miles (2014 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $74
fastestFastest modeFlight • $74 (€65) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTurkish Airlines

Travel 1249 miles (2014 km) by bus, flight or train between Istanbul and Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Turkish Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Istanbul to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Istanbul to Cologne

Travel Tips: Travel to Cologne 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 Istanbul to Cologne.

Travel between Istanbul, Turkey and Cologne, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Turkey enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.

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

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 Cologne from Istanbul.

The current restriction level for returning to Istanbul, Turkey from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Istanbul, Turkey from Cologne, Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Istanbul from Cologne?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Istanbul, Turkey regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 3/22/23. 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 Istanbul from Cologne here.

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Istanbul to Cologne. You can take a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Cologne is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Cologne:

A bus is $69 (€61) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Istanbul to Cologne costing on average $74 (€65).

A bus is generally $1 (€1) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $5 (€4) from Istanbul to Cologne.

The quickest way to travel between Istanbul and Cologne is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

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

The Istanbul to Cologne distance is around 1249 miles (2014 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Istanbul to Cologne:

  • Buses mostly depart from Istanbul, Büyük Otogari (Esenler) and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Flights from Istanbul to Cologne most often leave from Istanbul Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Marmaray Sirkeci İstasyonu and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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

  • You can travel to Cologne from Istanbul by flight with Turkish Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $74 (€65) with Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Cologne.

Yes, there are direct services available from Istanbul to Cologne 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 Cologne as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Cologne from Istanbul.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Istanbul to Cologne often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Istanbul and Cologne itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cologne and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $5 (€4) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $74 (€65) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $5 (€4) one way on average.

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

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