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There is one daily bus from Vienna to Istanbul. Traveling by bus from Vienna to Istanbul usually takes around 32 hours and 40 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||793 mi (1277 km)|
|Shortest duration||32h 40m|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
What bus companies travel from Vienna to Istanbul?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Vienna to Istanbul. FlixBus is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus||1||1d 8h 40m||$202.81|
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 1 trips from Vienna to Istanbul, and usually makes the trip in about 32 hours and 40 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
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The bus takes an average of 32 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 1277 kilometers from Vienna to Istanbul. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
There is usually only one bus per day from Vienna to Istanbul. It leaves the station in Vienna at 8:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
Blessed with extravagant baroque structures and a romantic vibe, Vienna is the heart of Austria, and the country’s most famous destination. The pride of Vienna is the towering giant that is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood on the same spot for over eight centuries. The characteristically Gothic cathedral has withstood several wars that have befallen the city, and it is still able to keep its stunning beauty. After exploring the cathedral, don’t hesitate to take the chance to visit the catacombs, where victims of the Great Plague of Vienna were laid to rest. If you’re interested in art and history, check out the Museum of Fine Arts, which includes masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, and Reubens. For those who simply enjoy lounging around, the Schönbrunn Palace is a vast complex with plenty of green zones for picnics.
For those looking to try authentic Viennese goulash, Lugeck and Ofenloch are two famous establishments. For cheaper eats, try Motto in Weiden.
Vienna Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city, offering access to other popular destinations such as Berlin and Munich. Vienna International Busterminal is the main bus station in the Austrian capital, serving carriers such as FlixBus. The city’s main airport is the Vienna International Airport, which is located just 11 miles southeast of the city.
Where does the bus leave from in Vienna?
Main departure station: Erdberg
The Erdberg station is located in front of the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB). Some buses use a curbside stop on the street level, including the FlixBus routes that use the station. The indoor station is not always open, so be prepared to wait for the bus outside, without access to restrooms or other amenities, just in case. Across the street is the Erdberg Metro station, so you can easily connect to Vienna's U-Bahn and get anywhere else in the city.
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Where does the bus arrive in Istanbul?
Main arrival station: Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı
All buses from Vienna arrive at one main station in Istanbul.
Bus stations in Istanbul:
Esenler Otogarı Otoparkı
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