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There are 10 ways to get from Istanbul to Arad by plane, train, bus, shuttle, 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.

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Fly to Timisoara, train  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (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

$47 - $61

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Fly to Oradea, bus  •  11 h 8 min

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

$189 - $514

Fly to Budapest, shuttle  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Budapest (BUD) IST - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest Airport to Arad

$78 - $283

Fly to Cluj-Napoca, shuttle, train  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) IST - CLJ
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Cluj Airport to Deva
  3. Take the train from Deva to Arad

$100 - $171

Fly to Belgrade, bus, train  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (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

Bus via Sofia  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Szeged
  3. Take the bus from Szeged to Arad, Arad 962

$62 - $131

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 - $88

Bus Orlan S.R.O  •  29 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Arad

$92 - $122

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 260 ₺ - 350 ₺ and takes 31 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Arad is to fly and shuttle which costs 440 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 9 h 4 min.

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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, Arad via Sofia and Szeged. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Arad without a car is to bus which takes 21 h and costs 350 ₺ - 750 ₺.

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It takes approximately 9 h 44 min to get from Istanbul to Arad, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Arad bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Timisoara Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Istanbul to Arad bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Arad, Arad station.

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Arad is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 7:45 PM in Istanbul and 6:45 PM in Arad.

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  • Distance: 525.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Arad via Sofia and Szeged in around 21 h.

Airlines
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Timisoara via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Oradea via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Oradea via Budapest, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Oradea via Odesa, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Budapest via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Oradea via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Timisoara via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Timisoara via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk 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 Deva to Arad
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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 Constanta to Arad
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Videle to Arad
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
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
Mayer & Mayer Reisen
Phone
0744509279
Email
arminmayerreisen@yahoo.de
Website
mayer-transport.ro
Shuttle from Budapest Airport to Arad
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
mayer-transport.ro
Aerotran Pass
Phone
+4 0758 928 530
Email
aerotrans_pass@yahoo.com
Website
transportaeroportcluj.ro
Shuttle from Cluj Airport to Deva
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
transportaeroportcluj.ro
Stup Vrsac
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Szeged
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Szeged to Arad, Arad
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Nishikli
Phone
+359 700 89 015
Email
silistreotogarsube@nisikli.com.tr
Website
nisikli.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Bariam to Varna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
nisikli.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Orlan S.R.O
Phone
+420/ 222 314 182
Email
office@orlan.cz
Website
orlan.cz
Bus from Varna to Arad
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
orlan.cz
Orlan
Phone
+420-774.074.706
Website
orlan.autogari.ro
Bus from Varna to Arad
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
orlan.autogari.ro

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Arad is 1114 km. It takes approximately 12 h 28 min to drive from Istanbul to Arad.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, Tarom and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Timisoara Airport.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Arad. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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