How to get from Zurich to Istanbul

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from Zurich to Istanbul

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

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To get from Zurich to Istanbul on 27 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:10Zurich Airport2h55 15:05Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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15:35Zurich Airport2h55 19:30Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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11:30Zurich Airport2h55 15:25Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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18:45Zurich Airport3h00 22:45Istanbul Airport
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Travel Information from Zurich to Istanbul

distanceDistance1095 miles (1766 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £270 • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa

Travel 1095 miles (1766 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Zurich to Istanbul. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Lufthansa among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Istanbul.

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FAQs

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Istanbul, Turkey is: Fully open.

Can I enter Turkey if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Istanbul if travelling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travellers 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 25/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Zurich to Istanbul.

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Turkey is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Turkey?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Turkey?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 25/06/2022. 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 Zurich from Istanbul.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Zurich to Istanbul. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Istanbul, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Istanbul:

A ferry is £24 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Zurich to Istanbul costing on average £24.

A ferry is £270 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Istanbul costing on average £270.

A ferry is about £4 less than a train, which costs on average £4 for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Istanbul from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 45 min.

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

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The distance between Zurich and Istanbul is around 1095 miles (1766 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Zurich to Istanbul:

  • Coaches from Zurich to Istanbul most often leave from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
  • Flights mostly leave from Zurich Airport and tend to arrive in Istanbul Airport.

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

  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Istanbul with Lufthansa. Cheap tickets can be found for £270 with Lufthansa from Zurich to Istanbul.
Your journey from Zurich to Istanbul doesn't have to end in Istanbul. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Munich. If you’d like to add Paris, Berlin or Munich to your Zurich to Istanbul trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Istanbul today!

Before travelling from Zurich to Istanbul, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £24 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average £270 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this journey is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £4 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Istanbul tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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