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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania by plane, night bus, bus, taxi, night train, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Istanbul to Cluj-Napoca, night bus, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) IST - CLJ
  2. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
  3. Take the bus from Târgu Mureș to Band

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Night bus, bus  •  33h 55m

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Razgrad Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Razgrad to Sibiu
  3. Take the bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureş

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Fly Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) IST - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Târgu Mureş

Fly Istanbul to Tirgu Mures  •  11h 34m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Tirgu Mures (TGM) IST - TGM

Taxi to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Sabiha Gokcen
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SAW - OTP
  3. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Târgu Mureş

Bus via Fântânele  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Kotel
  2. Take the bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
  3. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Ploiesti
  4. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Fântânele

Bus  •  23h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Kotel
  2. Take the bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
  3. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Ploiesti
  4. Take the bus from Ploieşti to Târgu Mureș

Night train, train  •  30h 36m

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

Drive  •  13h 46m

  1. Drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania 986.9 km

Istanbul (IST) to Tirgu Mures (TGM) flights

The flight time between Istanbul (IST) and Tirgu Mures (TGM) is around 16h 3m and covers a distance of around 675 km. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 17m. The fastest flight normally takes 11h. Services are operated by Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air, Air Serbia and others. Typically 15 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
4h 46m
Layover time:
11h 17m
Total time:
16h 3m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
11h
Flight distance:
675 km
Flights per week:
15
Cheapest price:
$56
Carbon emissions:
136 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:25
Last flight departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Istanbul (IST) to Tirgu Mures (TGM) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania is to night bus and bus which costs 480 ₺ - 800 ₺ and takes 33h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania is to fly and night bus and bus which costs 1.100 ₺ - 2.500 ₺ and takes 6h 23m.

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The distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) and Transylvania is 689 km. The road distance is 986.9 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania without a car is to bus via Fântânele which takes 19h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania is to fly which takes 11h 34m and costs 650 ₺ - 2.400 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus via Fântânele, which costs and takes 19h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania is 987 km. It takes approximately 13h 46m to drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania.

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

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There are 163+ hotels available in Transylvania. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 688.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

What companies run services between Istanbul Airport (IST), Turkey and Transylvania, Romania?

Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air and three other airlines fly from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Transylvania via Ataturk Airport Havalimani, Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, Kotel, Târgovişte, Ploiesti, and Fântânele in around 19h 30m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tirgu Mures via Sofia, Memmingen
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Istanbul to Tirgu Mures via Chisinau, Memmingen
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Istanbul to Tirgu Mures via Budapest
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Tirgu Mures via Rome
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Tirgu Mures via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Istanbul to Tirgu Mures via Munich, Budapest
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Tirgu Mures via Varna, Memmingen
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Flights from Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Flights from Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$19 - $23
1st Class
$23 - $29
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Band
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Kotel
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
MetroTurizm
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
Grup ATYC
Phone
+4-0743-335.888
Website
atyc.autogari.ro
Bus from Târgovişte to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
atyc.autogari.ro
Montana Transport
Phone
+4-0248-533.351
Website
montanatransport.autogari.ro
Bus from Târgovişte to Ploiesti Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
montanatransport.autogari.ro
Chivaran Com
Phone
+4-0731-835.544
Website
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Fântânele
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Ploieşti to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
fany.ro
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Razgrad Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Huntur
Orlan
Phone
+420-774.074.706
Website
orlan.autogari.ro
Bus from Razgrad to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
orlan.autogari.ro
Trans Seb
Phone
+4-0740-034.413
Website
transseb.autogari.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transseb.autogari.ro
Other operators
Taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Sahil Taxi
Phone
+90 212 881 42 40
Princess Marin Taksi
Phone
+90 212 884 05 57
Albatros Taksi
Phone
+90 212 881 66 66

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