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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Tomis (castra) by plane, bus, night train, train or car

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Fly to Constanta  •  2h 8m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Constanta (CND) IST - CND

$137 - $381

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Bus via Istanbul  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Constanta

$25 - $31

4 alternative options

Fly to Varna, bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Albena to Constanta

$174 - $357

Bus  •  12h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta

$32 - $41

Night train, train  •  23h 30m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express
  2. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Constanţa IR: Bucureşti Nord Gr.A - Constanţa / ...

$28 - $54

Drive  •  8h 23m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tomis (castra) 609 km

$75 - $120

Turkey → Romania
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International entry into Romania from Turkey

  • Entry is fully 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

  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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 Andorra, Belgium, Botswana, Denmark, France, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Timor-Leste, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Kuwait, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Paraguay, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and Uruguay
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Romania

1.5m

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 Romania 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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tomis (castra) is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tomis (castra) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tomis (castra) 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Istanbul to Tomis (castra) is to bus via Istanbul, which costs 170 ₺ - 230 ₺ and takes 13h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tomis (castra) is to fly which costs 950 ₺ - 2.800 ₺ and takes 2h 8m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Tomis (castra) is 352 km. The road distance is 609 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tomis (castra) without a car is to bus which takes 12h 3m and costs 230 ₺ - 300 ₺.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Istanbul to Tomis (castra), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tomis (castra) is to fly which takes 2h 8m and costs 950 ₺ - 2.800 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 230 ₺ - 300 ₺ and takes 12h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Constanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tomis (castra) is 609 km. It takes approximately 8h 23m to drive from Istanbul to Tomis (castra).

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Constanta Airport.

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There are 85+ hotels available in Tomis (castra). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 352.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Tomis (castra), Romania?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Tomis (castra) 4 times a week. Alternatively, TransEvren operates a bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 12h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Constanta
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$20 - $24
1st Class
$24 - $29
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Astra Trans Carpatic
Phone
0751.525.520
Email
office@astratranscarpatic.ro
Website
astratranscarpatic.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Constanţa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Astra Trans Carpatic
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Constanţa
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Website
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Transferoviar Calatori
Phone
+40 238 434 380
Email
sesizari@transferoviarcalatori.ro
Website
transferoviarcalatori.ro
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Constanţa
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Transferoviar Calatori
Bus operators
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Albena to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
autogari.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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