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from Munich to Istanbul

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

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

07:00PMMunich Airport2h40 10:40PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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$881One-way
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07:00PMMunich Airport2h40 10:40PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:45PMMunich Airport2h40 04:25PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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08:40PMMunich Airport17h15 02:55PMIstanbul Airport
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08:40PMMunich Airport17h15 02:55PMIstanbul Airport
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Sep 25
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Sep 26
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Travel Information to Istanbul from Munich

distanceDistance981 miles (1582 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$118 - $157
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $118 (€94) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $118 (€94) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiespegasus or Eurolines Germany

Travel 981 miles (1582 km) by flight or bus from Munich to Istanbul. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $118 (€94). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are pegasus or Eurolines Germany among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Munich to Istanbul.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey if I’m coming from Munich, Germany?

International travel from Munich, Germany to Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.

Can I enter Turkey if coming from Germany?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Istanbul if traveling from Munich?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Istanbul, Turkey due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Turkey must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Munich and Istanbul.

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

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

Am I allowed to reenter Munich, 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 Munich 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Munich, 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 9/24/21. 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 Munich from Istanbul here.

How do I get from Munich to Istanbul?

There are 2 travel options from Munich to Istanbul: flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from Munich to Istanbul?

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Istanbul is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $118 (€94) compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

A flight is generally $39 (€31) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $157 (€125) from Munich to Istanbul.

What is the fastest way from Munich to Istanbul?

The fastest way from Munich to Istanbul is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 30 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 31 h 15 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Munich to Istanbul would I travel?

Istanbul is approximately 981 miles (1582 km) away from Munich.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Munich to Istanbul?

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

  • Flights from Munich to Istanbul most often leave from Munich Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from München, ZOB and tend to arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
Which travel companies can take me from Munich to Istanbul?

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

  • Travel with pegasus for flights to Istanbul. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for pegasus Munich to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $118 (€94).
  • Travel with Eurolines Germany for buses to Istanbul. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurolines Germany Munich to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $157 (€125).
Is there a way to travel directly from Munich to Istanbul?

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

  • You can take a direct flight 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 to Istanbul from Munich.

Where should I go next after I travel from Munich to Istanbul?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Munich to Istanbul often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Athens. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Munich and Istanbul itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Istanbul and any of these top destinations today!
When should I book a ticket from Munich to Istanbul online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $118 (€94) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $157 (€125) one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Istanbul
München ZOB Hackerbrücke
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, U8<br>Bus lines 58<br>Tram lines 16, 17, 20, 21, 22
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
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