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There are 8 ways to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, night train or car

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  3 h

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

$72 - $283

Cheapest option

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 15 min

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

$71 - $260

6 alternative options

Fly to Kutahya, bus  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Kutahya (KZR) FCO - KZR
  2. Take the bus from Seymen to Istanbul Otogari

$220 - $745

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Fiumicino airport to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari

$203 - $307

Bus  •  40 h 2 min

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

$261 - $361

Bus and ferry, bus  •  41 h 20 min

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

$123 - $198

Train, night train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$255 - $435

Drive  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul 1411.5 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul is to fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 3 h.

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The distance between Rome Airport (FCO) and Istanbul is 1393 km. The road distance is 2258.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 29 h 23 min and costs 170€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul is to fly which takes 3 h and costs 60€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 220€ - 320€ and takes 40 h 2 min.

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

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Istanbul is 2 h ahead of Rome Airport (FCO). It is currently 5:09 PM in Rome Airport (FCO) and 7:09 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul is 2258 km. It takes approximately 21 h 25 min to drive from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul.

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Croatia Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Tarom and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 870.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Rome Airport (FCO), Italy and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and five other airlines fly from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul via Roma Termini, Roma, and Sofia in around 40 h 2 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Rome to Kutahya via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
11 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
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
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Rome to Kutahya via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Train operators
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 Tiburtina to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Tiburtina Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

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 Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Venezia Mestre to Wien HBF
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Seymen to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
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
Roma Marche Linee
Phone
+39 0733 818638
Email
info@romamarchelinee.it
Website
romamarchelinee.it
Bus from Fiumicino airport to Ancona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
romamarchelinee.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
16 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
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
$65 - $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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