There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Arad by plane, train, bus, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Timisoara, train  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Timisoara (TSR) IST - TSR
  2. Take the train from Timisoara Nord to Arad

$95 - $257

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  31 h 12 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Videle to Arad D

$46 - $60

7 alternative options

Fly to Oradea, bus  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Oradea (OMR) IST - OMR
  2. Take the bus from Nojorid to Arad

$189 - $514

Fly to Budapest, train  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Budapest (BUD) IST - BUD
  2. Take the train from Ferihegy to Szolnok
  3. Take the train from Szolnok to Arad

$96 - $315

Fly to Belgrade, bus, train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Belgrade (BEG) IST - BEG
  2. Take the bus from Belgrade to Vršac
  3. Take the train from Stamora Moravita to Timisoara Nord
  4. Take the train from Timisoara Nord to Arad

$70 - $245

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, train  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) IST - CLJ
  2. Take the train from Deva to Arad

$100 - $171

Bus  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Arad

$62 - $87

Bus, train  •  26 h 15 min

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

$60 - $82

Drive  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Arad 696.1 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Arad is to night train and train which costs 280 ₺ - 370 ₺ and takes 31 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Arad is to fly and train which costs 550 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 9 h 59 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Arad is 841 km. The road distance is 1113.7 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 59 min to get from Istanbul to Arad, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Arad. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Arad via Shumen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Arad.
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  • Distance: 525.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Arad via Shumen in around 20 h 45 min.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Timisoara via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Istanbul to Oradea via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Oradea via Budapest, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Istanbul to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Istanbul to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Oradea via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Timisoara via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Timisoara Nord to Arad
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Stamora Moravita to Timisoara Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Deva to Arad
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Constanta to Arad
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Videle to Arad
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Szolnok to Arad
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Autogenn
Phone
0259 471 690
Website
autogenn.ro
Bus from Nojorid to Arad
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
autogenn.ro
Stup Vrsac
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Shumen
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Shumen to Arad
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$33 - $37
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro

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