There are 7 ways to get from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul by plane, train, car ferry, bus, ferry or car

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Platov (ROV) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ROV - IST

$172 - $312

Cheapest option

Bus via Hopa  •  44 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Batumi
  2. Take the bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari

$72 - $89

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Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Platov (ROV) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) ROV - SAW

$114 - $286

Train, car ferry, bus  •  32 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Rostov Glavnij to Sochi D
  2. Take the car ferry from Sochi to Trabzon
  3. Take the bus from Trabzon to Istanbul Otogari

$93 - $117

Bus Avtovokzaly.ru  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Odessa
  2. Take the bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Constanța
  3. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$92 - $137

Bus, train, ferry  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Rostov-On-Don to Wolnowacha
  2. Take the train from Wolnowacha to Odessa Gl. D
  3. Take the ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
  4. Take the ferry from Kadıköy to Karaköy

$124 - $197

Drive  •  28 h

  1. Drive from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul 1233.4 miles

$250 - $370

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Rostov-na-Donu and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Odessa, Pryvoz and Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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The distance between Rostov-on-Don and Istanbul is 1102 km. The road distance is 1973.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 32 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul bus services, operated by Avtovokzaly.ru, depart from Rostov-na-Donu station.

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The best way to get from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 44 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Platov Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul bus services, operated by TransEvren, arrive at Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul is 1973 km. It takes approximately 28 h to drive from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines and Belavia Belarusian Airlines offer flights from Platov Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 688.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines and Belavia Belarusian Airlines fly from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rostov-on-Don to Istanbul via Batumi, Hopa, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 44 h 27 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Platov to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Platov to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Platov to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Bodrum
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Platov to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Antalya
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Platov to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Platov to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Konya
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Platov to Istanbul Ataturk via Minsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $310
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Platov to Sabiha Gokcen via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Platov to Sabiha Gokcen via Krasnodar
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Rostov Glavnij to Sochi
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$15 - $22
2nd Class (Kupé)
$22 - $35
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Wolnowacha to Odessa Gl.
Ave. Duration
19 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$5 - $8
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$22 - $35
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Trabzon to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
16 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Hopa to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
MiminoTrans Ge
Bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Batumi
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Book at
facebook.com
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Rostov-na-Donu to Odessa
Ave. Duration
39 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Maximov Tours
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Constanța
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
maximovtours.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Turist Trans
Phone
+38 (0482) 34-77-07
Email
turist.trans@gmail.com
Website
turistbus.com.ua
Bus from Rostov-On-Don to Wolnowacha
Ave. Duration
17 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
turistbus.com.ua
Book at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Ferry operators
Olympia Line
Website
olympia-line.ru
Car ferry from Sochi to Trabzon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
in-sochi.ru
Ukrferry
Phone
+380 (482) 34- 82-96
Email
ukf@ukrferry.com
Website
ukrferry.com
Ferry from Chernomorsk to Haydarpaşa
Ave. Duration
29 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
ukrferry.com
Lux
$200
Suite
$170
Standard
$145
Economy
$85
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