There are 11 ways to get from Italy to Turkey by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Naples to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) NAP - IST

$82 - $313

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Fly Bologna to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BLQ - SAW

$55 - $169

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Fly Rome to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) FCO - IST

$83 - $307

Fly Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BLQ - IST

$73 - $275

Fly Bari to Istanbul Ataturk  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) BRI - IST

$97 - $377

Fly Rome to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) FCO - SAW

$80 - $281

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  27 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari

$213 - $312

Bus  •  39 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul

$251 - $347

Bus and ferry, bus  •  40 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Gostivar
  2. Take the bus from Gostivar to Istanbul

$108 - $183

Train, night train, EuroNight  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the night train from Bologna Centrale Station to Wien Hauptbahnhof
  3. Take the EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic
  5. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$165 - $249

Drive  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Istanbul 1393.2 miles

$330 - $490

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Via Di Porta Maggiore and arriving at Istanbul via Roma and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 50 min.

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The distance between Italy and Turkey is 1916 km. The road distance is 2229.1 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Turkey without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 27 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Italy to Turkey, including transfers.

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Italy to Turkey bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Roma station.

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The best way to get from Italy to Turkey is to fly which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 39 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Italy to Turkey bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Turkey is 2 h ahead of Italy. It is currently 4:13 AM in Italy and 5:13 AM in Turkey.

Yes, the driving distance between Italy to Turkey is 2229 km. It takes approximately 21 h 16 min to drive from Italy to Turkey.

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  • Distance: 1197.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Italy and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly from Naples to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Istanbul via Termini, Roma, and Sofia in around 39 h 50 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Naples to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Bari to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Bologna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Bologna to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Naples to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $900
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Bologna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul Ataturk via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Bologna Centrale Station to Wien Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
cd.cz
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
16 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Rome to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
23 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Gostivar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk

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Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Naples Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Turkey. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Italy to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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