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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 Sep 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h30 12:30AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$1391One-way
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10:00PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h30 12:30AMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$1391One-way
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09:45AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h30 12:15PMCologne/Bonn Airport
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$1521One-way

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Mon
Sep 20
$162Turkish Airlines
Tue
Sep 21
$139pegasus
Wed
Sep 22
$120pegasus
Thu
Sep 23
$114pegasus
Fri
Sep 24
$89pegasus
Sat
Sep 25
$116pegasus
Sun
Sep 26
$139pegasus
Tue
Sep 28
$116pegasus
Wed
Sep 29
$116pegasus
Thu
Sep 30
$116pegasus
Fri
Oct 1
$116pegasus
Sat
Oct 2
$143Turkish Airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$143Turkish Airlines

Travel Information to Cologne from Istanbul

distanceDistance1249 miles (2014 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $88 (€71) • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTurkish Airlines

Travel 1249 miles (2014 km) by flight to Cologne from Istanbul. Turkish Airlines is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct from Istanbul to Cologne.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Cologne, Germany from Istanbul, Turkey?

Travel from Istanbul, Turkey to Cologne, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Cologne from Istanbul restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Cologne, Germany from Istanbul?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Cologne, Germany?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/19/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Istanbul and Cologne closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Istanbul, Turkey from Cologne, Germany?

The restriction level for your return to Istanbul, Turkey from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Istanbul from Cologne restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Istanbul from Cologne?

Conditions of reentry into Turkey:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

You should observe these safety measures in Turkey as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Turkey was last checked on 9/13/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Istanbul from Cologne closer to your date of departure here.

What are the ways to get from Istanbul to Cologne?

Travel from Istanbul to Cologne by taking a flight.

What is the fastest way from Istanbul to Cologne?

Traveling by flight is also the quickest way from Istanbul to Cologne. It takes on average 3 h 10 min   to travel this journey.

How many miles from Istanbul to Cologne would I travel?

Cologne is approximately 1249 miles (2014 km) away from Istanbul.

Where do I depart from Istanbul? Where do I arrive in Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Istanbul Airport to Cologne/Bonn Airport.
Which travel operators can get me to Cologne from Istanbul?

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

  • Travel with Turkish Airlines for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Turkish Airlines Istanbul to Cologne tickets on Omio for $88 (€71).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Cologne from Istanbul ends?
Omio customers who travel from Istanbul to Cologne often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Cologne and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book Istanbul to Cologne tickets online to score the best deals?

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:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $88 (€71) one way.

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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