How to travel from Munich to Istanbul

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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 Dec 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:35PMMunich Airport2h35 07:10PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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02:35PMMunich Airport2h35 07:10PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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01:35PMMunich Airport2h45 06:20PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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11:40AMMunich Airport2h35 04:15PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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09:45AMMunich Airport5h45 05:30PMIstanbul Airport
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Travel Information between Munich and Istanbul

distanceDistance981 miles (1582 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $559
fastestFastest modeFlight • $559 (€539) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesEurolines Germany or Turkish Airlines

Travel 981 miles (1582 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Munich to Istanbul. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurolines Germany or Turkish Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Munich to Istanbul.

Travel Tips: Travel from Munich to Istanbul

Travel Tips: 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 Munich to Istanbul.
FAQs

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

Can travelers from Germany enter Turkey?

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

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

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 10/10/22. 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 Munich.

Return travel to Munich, Germany from Turkey is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Turkey?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 Munich, Germany was last verified on 11/6/22. 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 Munich from Istanbul.

You can travel between Munich and Istanbul 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Istanbul is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€9) compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

A train is generally $136 (€131) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $145 (€140) from Munich to Istanbul.

Taking a train is about $550 (€530) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $559 (€539) for this route.

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 30 h   of travel time.

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

The distance is approximately 981 miles (1582 km) from Munich to Istanbul.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Munich at München, ZOB and arrive in Istanbul at Istanbul, Büyük Otogari (Esenler).
  • Flights from Munich to Istanbul most often leave from Munich Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

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

  • You can travel by bus to Istanbul from Munich with Eurolines Germany, and you can find Eurolines Germany Munich to Istanbul tickets for $145 (€140) on Omio.
  • You can go to Istanbul from Munich by plane with Turkish Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $559 (€539) with Turkish Airlines from Munich to Istanbul on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by plane 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 route.

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

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $145 (€140) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $559 (€539) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $9 (€9) 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.

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