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

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Fly  •  3h 51m

  1. Fly from Iasi (IAS) to Istanbul (IST) IAS - IST

1.002 ₺ - 1.274 ₺

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Train, night train  •  26h 48m

  1. Take the train from Iaşi to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A IR: Iaşi - Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

220 ₺ - 448 ₺

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Train, bus  •  17h 26m

  1. Take the train from Nicolina to Barboşi
  2. Take the train from Barboşi to Constanţa
  3. Take the bus from Constanta to Varna
  4. Take the bus from Varna to Istanbul

441 ₺ - 797 ₺

Bus via Șcheia  •  19h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Drăgușeni to Galaţi
  2. Take the bus from Galaţi to Istanbul

Bus  •  20h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Iaşi to Brăila
  2. Take the bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray

348 ₺ - 524 ₺

Train, night train via Istanbul Fatih Yenikapi Sahil  •  27h 40m

  1. Take the train from Iasi to Bucuresti Nord 401
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

230 ₺ - 478 ₺

Drive  •  14h 22m

  1. Drive from Iași to Istanbul 1018 km

900 ₺ - 1.400 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Iași to Istanbul is to train and night train which costs $30 - $65 and takes 26h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Iași to Istanbul is to fly which costs $140 - $180 and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iași to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Iași and arriving at Istanbul via Drăgușeni and Galaţi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 24m.

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The distance between Iași and Istanbul is 693 km. The road distance is 1018 km.

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The best way to get from Iași to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 17h 26m and costs $60 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Iași to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Iași to Istanbul bus services, operated by Stefu Ion SRL, depart from Drăgușeni station.

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The best way to get from Iași to Istanbul is to fly which takes 3h 51m and costs $140 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus via Șcheia, which costs and takes 19h 24m.

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There is no direct flight from Iasi Airport to Istanbul Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Iași to Istanbul bus services, operated by Alpar Turizm, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Iași to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 692.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Iași, Romania and Istanbul, Turkey?

Tarom, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Iași to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Iași to Istanbul via Drăgușeni and Galaţi in around 19h 24m.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Iasi to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.100 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Iasi to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Flights from Iasi to Istanbul via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Flights from Iasi to Istanbul via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Nicolina to Barboşi
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
45 ₺ - 60 ₺
1st Class
130 ₺ - 150 ₺
Train from Barboşi to Constanţa
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 ₺ - 150 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
45 ₺ - 60 ₺
1st Class
130 ₺ - 150 ₺
Train from Iaşi to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
75 ₺ - 240 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
75 ₺ - 100 ₺
1st Class
210 ₺ - 240 ₺
Train from Iasi to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 270 ₺
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
85 ₺ - 110 ₺
1st Class
230 ₺ - 270 ₺
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 210 ₺
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
140 ₺ - 170 ₺
1st Class
170 ₺ - 210 ₺
Bus operators
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Constanta to Varna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 310 ₺
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Varna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
120 ₺ - 190 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Galaţi to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
200 ₺ - 240 ₺
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Stefu Ion SRL
Phone
+4-0758-843.080
Website
stefuion.autogari.ro
Bus from Drăgușeni to Galaţi
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
stefuion.autogari.ro
Trans Polosam
Phone
+4 0745 050403
Website
transpolosam.autogari.ro
Bus from Iaşi to Brăila
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 ₺ - 150 ₺
Schedules at
transpolosam.autogari.ro
Aventin Trade
Phone
+4-0745-761.057
Website
aventin.ro
Bus from Iaşi to Brăila
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 140 ₺
Schedules at
aventin.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Brăila to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 ₺ - 380 ₺
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro

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Yes, the driving distance between Iași to Istanbul is 1018 km. It takes approximately 14h 22m to drive from Iași to Istanbul.

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Wizz Air, Austrian Airlines, Tarom and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Iasi Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 10436+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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