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There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea by plane, shuttle, bus, train, taxi, night bus, night train or car

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Fly Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle, bus

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
  3. Take the bus from Ruse to Svishtov

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Bus via Targovishte

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Targovishte Bus and Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Targovishte to Svishtov

Fly Istanbul to Sofia, train

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Sofia (SOF)
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Levski
  3. Take the train from Levski to Svishtov

Fly Istanbul to Varna, shuttle, bus

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Varna (VAR)
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Varna Airport to Targovishte
  3. Take the bus from Targovishte to Svishtov

Taxi to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Bucharest Otopeni, shuttle, bus

  1. Take a taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Sabiha Gokcen
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
  4. Take the bus from Ruse to Svishtov

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the bus from Veliko Turnovo to Svishtov

Night bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Stara Zagora OMV Gas Station
  2. Take the train from Stara Zagora to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  3. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Levski
  4. Take the train from Levski to Svishtov

Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Veliko Tarnovo
  2. Take the bus from Veliko Turnovo to Svishtov

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  2. Take the train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Levski
  3. Take the train from Levski to Svishtov

Drive

  1. Drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea
Turkey → Romania
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Romania from Turkey

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Romania from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Guyana, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Luxembourg, Maldives, Montserrat, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Palestine, Russia, Saint Lucia, Sint Maarten, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and United States Virgin Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Estonia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guam, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, New Caledonia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Romania

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zimnicea is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zimnicea is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zimnicea is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Romania.

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea is to bus via Targovishte which costs 390 ₺ - 550 ₺ and takes 15h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea is to drive which costs 700 ₺ - 1.100 ₺ and takes 8h 26m.

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It is 385 km from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea. It is approximately 610.3 km to drive.

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It takes approximately 9h 19m to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea is 610 km. It takes approximately 8h 26m to drive from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea.

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Turkish Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Zimnicea. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea.
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  • Distance: 384.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 19m

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Zimnicea via Ataturk Airport Havalimani, Otogar, Istanbul Büyük Otogari, Targovishte, and Svishtov in around 15h 36m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
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 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Sofia to Levski
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$6 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $10
Train from Levski to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Stara Zagora to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$4 - $5
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Levski
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $2
Night train from Halkali to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
11h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$12 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $19
Night train from Halkali to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$13 - $16
1st Class
$16 - $20
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Sofia to Levski
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $19
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Levski
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Atlas Taxi
Phone
+359 89 345 5533
Email
info@atlastaxi.eu
Website
atlastaxi.eu
Shuttle from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Ruse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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Atlas Taxi
Shuttle from Varna Airport to Targovishte
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $80
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Atlas Taxi
Ruse Bus
Phone
+359 82 82 81 51
Email
info@avtogararuse.org
Website
avtogararuse.org
Bus from Ruse to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
avtogararuse.org
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Ruse to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Targovishte to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Huntur
Phone
+90 212 658 00 61
Email
info@huntur.com.tr
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Targovishte Bus and Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Huntur
Bus from Istanbul to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Huntur
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Stara Zagora OMV Gas Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Huntur
Aleks ОK
Phone
+359 62 60 22 60
Email
info@alexok.com
Website
alexok.com
Bus from Veliko Turnovo to Svishtov
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
alexok.com
Other operators
Taxi from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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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