Travel from Bucharest to Istanbul

Bus or fly from Bucharest to Istanbul?

Tarom and Turkish Airlines fly from Bucharest to Istanbul 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Istanbul via Shumen in around 13 hours 35 minutes.

How to get from Bucharest to Istanbul

ModeDurationPrice
From Universitate line 783 bus to Bucharest Otopeni airport, fly to Istanbul airport, then Metro to Istanbul.4 h 28 min$98
From Universitate line 783 bus to Bucharest Otopeni airport, fly to Sabiha Gokcen airport, shuttle to Taksim, then Metro to Istanbul.5 h 58 min$97
From Bucharest bus to Shumen then bus to Istanbul.13 h 35 min$63
From Bucuresti Nord Gara A train to Constanta then bus to Istanbul - Aksaray.14 h 27 min$50
From Bucuresti bus to Constanta then bus to Istanbul - Aksaray.15 h 5 min$54
From Gara Bucureşti Nord night train to Halkali then taxi to Istanbul.18 h 13 min$38
From Bucharest drive to Istanbul.8 h 33 min$106

How long does it take to get from Bucharest to Istanbul?

It takes approximately 4 hours 28 minutes to get from Bucharest to Istanbul, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Bucharest and Istanbul?

No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Istanbul via Shumen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 hours 35 minutes.

Operators from Bucharest to Istanbul

OperatorPhoneWebsite
RAT Bucharest+4021 311 05 95RAT Bucharest
TaromTarom
Turkish AirlinesTurkish Airlines
Istanbul Ulasim+90 212 568 99 70Istanbul Ulasim
Pegasus AirlinesPegasus Airlines
HavatasHavatas
Avtoekspres+359 (0) 52 757 044Avtoekspres
Metro PlusMetro Plus
Romanian Railways (CFR)0219521Romanian Railways (CFR)
TransEvren+4-0241-831.491TransEvren
Simpa Trans0743335517Simpa Trans
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)0700 10 200Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)