There are 10 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 Budapest  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Budapest (BUD) IST - BUD

$79 - $284

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  30 h 46 min

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

$53 - $71

8 alternative options

Fly to Oradea, train  •  12 h 31 min

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

$79 - $465

Fly to Timisoara, train  •  10 h 21 min

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

$95 - $257

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, train  •  10 h 25 min

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

$100 - $172

Fly to Belgrade, train  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Belgrade (BEG) IST - BEG
  2. Take the train from Pancevacki most to Vrsac
  3. Take the train from Vrsac to Timisoara Nord
  4. Take the train from Timisoara Nord to Arad

$69 - $245

Bus Avtoekspres  •  20 h 45 min

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

$66 - $94

Bus, train  •  25 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the train from Constanta to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Arad

$63 - $89

Bus Huntur Travel  •  33 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Ruse
  2. Take the bus from Ruse to Deva
  3. Take the bus from Deva to Arad

$65 - $112

Drive  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Arad 696.1 miles

$140 - $210

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

Turkish Airlines and Tarom fly from Istanbul to Arad 4 times a day. Alternatively, 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 Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Oradea via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Oradea via Budapest, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Istanbul to Timisoara via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Istanbul to Timisoara via Bucharest Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
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 Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Flights from Istanbul to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Oradea via Constanta
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Flights from Istanbul to Oradea via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 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, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Oradea to Arad
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Timisoara Nord to Arad
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Deva to Arad
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Constanta to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Arad
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Videle to Arad
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Train from Pancevacki most to Vrsac
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$2 - $4
1st Class Ticket
$4 - $7
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Shumen
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
$35 - $40
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
Huntur Travel
Website
huntur.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Ruse
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
huntur.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Ruse
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Orlan
Website
orlan.autogari.ro
Bus from Ruse to Deva
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
orlan.autogari.ro
Apetrans Ltd
Phone
+4-0231-517.509
Website
apetrans.ro
Bus from Deva to Arad
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
apetrans.ro

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Istanbul to Arad?

The distance between Istanbul and Arad is 841 km. The road distance is 1114 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Arad?

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Arad is to night train and train which costs 210 ₺ - 290 ₺ and takes 30 h 46 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Arad?

The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Arad is to fly which takes 8 h 59 min and costs 320 ₺ - 1.200 ₺.

Is there a direct bus between Istanbul and Arad?

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.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Arad?

It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Istanbul to Arad, including transfers.