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There are 7 ways to get from Romania to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Cluj-Napoca  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CLJ - IST

$90 - $156

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Night train  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$28 - $33

5 alternative options

Fly from Bucharest Otopeni  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) OTP - IST

$52 - $163

Train, bus  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Constanta Ir / ...
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$38 - $53

Bus TransEvren  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$40 - $59

Bus MementoBus  •  20 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Sunny Beach
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Istanbul

$45 - $66

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Istanbul 424.5 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Romania to Istanbul is to night train which costs $28 - $35 and takes 18 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Romania to Istanbul is to fly which costs $90 - $160 and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Romania and Istanbul is 651 km. The road distance is 679.2 km.

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The best way to get from Romania to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 14 h 51 min and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Romania to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Romania to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2 h 26 min and costs $90 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 15 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Romania. It is currently 6:59 PM in Romania and 7:59 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Romania to Istanbul is 679 km. It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to drive from Romania to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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Map of how to get from Romania to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 406.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Romania and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines and Tarom fly from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Istanbul via Gara de Nord, Bucuresti, and Constanta in around 15 h 48 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
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
Simpa Trans
Phone
0743335517
Website
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
simpatrans.autogari.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
fany.ro
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Bucuresti to Sunny Beach
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Burgas to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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The best way to get from Romania to Cluj-Napoca Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $4 - $5.

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