How to travel from Vienna to Istanbul

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from Vienna to Istanbul

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

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To get from Vienna to Istanbul on Jul 03 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:40PMVienna International Airport2h10 03:50PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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01:40PMVienna International Airport2h15 04:55PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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10:30AMVienna International Airport2h10 01:40PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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05:55PMVienna International Airport2h15 09:10PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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07:30PMVienna International Airport11h55 08:25AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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Travel Information between Vienna and Istanbul

distanceDistance790 miles (1274 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $184 (€165) • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesEurolines Germany or Lot Polish Airlines

Travel 790 miles (1274 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Istanbul from Vienna. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Eurolines Germany or Lot Polish Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Vienna to Istanbul.

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FAQs

International travel from Vienna, Austria to Istanbul, Turkey is: Fully open.

Can I enter Turkey if coming from Austria?

Entry into Turkey is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 6/25/22; 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 to Istanbul from Vienna.

The restriction level for your return to Vienna, Austria from Turkey is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Vienna from Istanbul restricted?

Entry into Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.

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

Conditions of reentry into Austria:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vienna, Austria?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Austria was last checked on 6/27/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vienna from Istanbul closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Vienna to Istanbul: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Istanbul is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Istanbul:

A ferry is generally $101 (€90) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $101 (€90) from Vienna to Istanbul.

A ferry is $184 (€165) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Vienna to Istanbul costing on average $184 (€165).

Taking a ferry is usually $4 (€4) less than taking a train to Istanbul, which costs on average $4 (€4) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel from Vienna to Istanbul is by flight, which takes on average 2 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 22 h 40 min   of travel time.

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

In comparison, going by train can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

Istanbul is approximately 790 miles (1274 km) away from Vienna.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Vienna at Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Istanbul at Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
  • Flights most often depart from Vienna at Vienna International Airport and arrive in Istanbul at Istanbul Airport.

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

  • You can go to Istanbul from Vienna by bus with Eurolines Germany. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $101 (€90) with Eurolines Germany from Vienna to Istanbul on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane to Istanbul from Vienna with Lot Polish Airlines, and you can find Lot Polish Airlines Vienna to Istanbul tickets for $184 (€165) on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by plane 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 from Vienna to Istanbul.

Your trip from Vienna to Istanbul doesn't have to end in Istanbul. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Munich. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin or Munich to your Vienna to Istanbul tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Istanbul today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $101 (€90) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $184 (€165) one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $4 (€4) one way.

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

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