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There are 11 ways to get from Istanbul to Tulcea by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus TransEvren  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Tulcea

$39 - $47

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Bus, train  •  15h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
  2. Take the train from Medgidia to Tulcea Oras R / ...

$36 - $48

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Bus Metro Plus  •  18h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Varna
  2. Take the bus from Kranevo to Constanta
  3. Take the bus from Constanta to Tulcea

$67 - $99

Night train, train  •  28h 31m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Medgidia Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Medgidia to Tulcea Oras R / ...

$40 - $51

Drive  •  9h 53m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tulcea 456.9 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Constanta, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Constanta (CND) IST - CND
  2. Take the train from Nicolae Balcescu to Tulcea Oras

$94 - $1,213

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa, train  •  16h 40m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Odesa (ODS) IST - ODS
  2. Take the train from Odessa Gl. to Izmail

$110 - $190

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  10h 19m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) IST - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Otopeni Airport to Brăila
  3. Take the bus from Brăila to Tulcea

$69 - $182

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Varna, bus, train  •  11h 47m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Varna (VAR) IST - VAR
  2. Take the bus from Varna to Mangalia
  3. Take the train from Medgidia to Tulcea Oras

$137 - $340

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SAW - OTP
  2. Take the bus from Otopeni Airport to Brăila
  3. Take the bus from Brăila to Tulcea

$76 - $218

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Chisinau, bus  •  14h 35m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Chisinau (KIV) IST - KIV
  2. Take the bus from Chisinau to Brăila
  3. Take the bus from Brăila to Tulcea

$108 - $153

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Tulcea is to night train and train which costs 220 ₺ - 290 ₺ and takes 28h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tulcea is to fly and train which costs 500 ₺ - 7.000 ₺ and takes 7h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Tulcea. However, there are services departing from Istanbul - Aksaray and arriving at Tulcea via Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 40m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Tulcea is 462 km. The road distance is 731.1 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tulcea without a car is to bus which takes 15h 40m and costs 220 ₺ - 270 ₺.

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It takes approximately 15h 40m to get from Istanbul to Tulcea, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Tulcea bus services, operated by TransEvren, depart from Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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

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Istanbul to Tulcea bus services, operated by Sherif Transport, arrive at Tulcea station.

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Tulcea is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 10:40 PM in Istanbul and 9:40 PM in Tulcea.

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Tulcea.
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  • Distance: 288.7 miles
  • Duration: 15h 40m

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Tulcea via Constanta in around 15h 40m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Constanta
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Aircompany Atlasjet Ukraine
Website
atlasglb.com.ua
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Medgidia to Tulcea Oras
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Medgidia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Nicolae Balcescu to Tulcea Oras
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Bus operators
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Istanbul - Aksaray to Constanta
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Sherif Transport
Phone
+4-0743-33.54.85
Website
sherif.ro
Bus from Constanta to Tulcea
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
sherif.ro
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Kranevo to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Varna to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Otopeni Airport to Brăila
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Autogara Pax
Website
autogarapax.ro
Bus from Brăila to Tulcea
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
autogarapax.ro
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tulcea is 731 km. It takes approximately 9h 53m to drive from Istanbul to Tulcea.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Constanta Airport.

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There are 84+ hotels available in Tulcea. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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

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