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Getting to Istanbul

By plane

two international airports, from which the

Direct flights take between 2.5 and 3h from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

By train

By bus

The journey varies from one to two days and is relatively inexpensive.

By car

By ferry

From Venice and Ancona there are car ferries to Istanbul, which take you three nights.

The shortest journey by ferry is from the Italian ports of Otranto or Brindisi to Igoumenitsa/Greece and on by car via Thessaloniki to Istanbul.