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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Rome by plane, bus, train, night train, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Rome (FCO) IST - FCO

Cheapest option

Night bus, bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Shumen Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Shumen Bus Station to Pescara Terminal Bus
  3. Take the bus from Pescara to Roma

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  31h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Graz
  2. Take the train from Graz Hbf to Friesach In Kaernten Rj
  3. Take the train from Friesach In Kaernten to Venezia Mestre Rj
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

Bus  •  39h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Roma

Night train, bus  •  43h 2m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Sofia 12502/492/1622
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Roma

Drive  •  20h 57m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Rome 2222.1 km
Turkey → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Turkey

  • Entry is unrestricted 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 Italy from Turkey

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Turkey

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed 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
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Turkey from Italy is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Rome is to night bus and bus which costs 1.700 ₺ - 2.400 ₺ and takes 2 days 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Rome is to fly which costs 2.200 ₺ - 8.500 ₺ and takes 3h 49m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Rome is 1372 km. The road distance is 2222.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Rome without a car is to bus and train which takes 31h 59m and costs 2.200 ₺ - 4.700 ₺.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Istanbul to Rome, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Rome is to fly which takes 3h 49m and costs 2.200 ₺ - 8.500 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3.500 ₺ - 4.600 ₺ and takes 39h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Rome is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:44 AM in Istanbul and 3:44 AM in Rome.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Rome is 2222 km. It takes approximately 20h 57m to drive from Istanbul to Rome.

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Croatia Airlines, Tarom, Air Moldova and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Rome Airport.

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  • Distance: 1372.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Rome, Italy?

Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Rome every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Rome via Otogar, Istanbul Otogari, and Sofia in around 39h 42m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €950
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €800
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €950
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Graz Hbf to Friesach In Kaernten
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Railjet
Train from Friesach In Kaernten to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Railjet
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€35 - €50
Base Standard
€65 - €90
Base Premium
€75 - €110
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€29 - €85
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€29 - €40
Smart Flex
€60 - €85
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €20
Website
MetroTurizm
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Roma
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€190 - €240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Night bus from Istanbul Büyük Otogari to Shumen Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Shumen Bus Station to Pescara Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
38h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Union Ivkoni
Di Fonzo
Phone
0873.364785
Email
info@difonzobus.com
Website
difonzobus.com
Bus from Pescara to Roma
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15
Schedules at
difonzobus.com

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