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There are 6 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 26 min

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

$90 - $156

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Train, night train  •  27 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir / ...
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$46 - $60

4 alternative options

Bus via Bucharest  •  23 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from București to Razgrad
  3. Take the bus from Razgrad to Istanbul

Bus Fany  •  23 h 45 min

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

$56 - $76

Train, bus  •  24 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Constanta D
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$57 - $79

Drive  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul 701.8 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul is to train and night train which costs $45 - $65 and takes 27 h 47 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Cluj-Napoca and arriving at Istanbul via București and Razgrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Istanbul is 770 km. The road distance is 1122.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul bus services, operated by Tur Cento Trans, depart from Cluj-Napoca station.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2 h 26 min and costs $90 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 23 h 15 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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Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 481 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines and Tarom fly from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul via Bucharest, București, and Razgrad in around 23 h 15 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
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
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Constanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
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
Tur Cento Trans
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from București to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Razgrad to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Cluj to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
fany.ro
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

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Cluj-Napoca. It is currently 4:09 PM in Cluj-Napoca and 5:09 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul is 1123 km. It takes approximately 14 h 22 min to drive from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul.

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

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There are 2344+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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

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