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

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Bus TransEvren  •  15 h 40 min

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

$39 - $46

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Bus, train  •  16 h 12 min

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

$36 - $47

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Bus Metro Plus  •  18 h 34 min

  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  •  27 h 30 min

  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 Marfuri Ir / ...

$40 - $51

Drive  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tulcea 456.9 miles

$90 - $140

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Constanta, train  •  7 h 26 min

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

$94 - $1,213

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

  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  •  10 h 14 min

  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  •  12 h 34 min

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

$119 - $320

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni, bus  •  11 h 48 min

  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  •  14 h 35 min

  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

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 15 h 40 min.

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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 15 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 40 min 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 1 h 5 min.

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

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Tulcea is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 9:01 AM in Istanbul and 9:01 AM in Tulcea.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tulcea is 731 km. It takes approximately 9 h 53 min 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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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Tulcea.
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  • Distance: 288.7 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 40 min

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

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

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Constanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Varna via Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Aircompany Atlasjet Ukraine
Website
atlasglb.com.ua
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Odesa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Constanta to Tulcea Oras
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Medgidia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Medgidia to Tulcea Marfuri
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Nicolae Balcescu to Tulcea Marfuri
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Constanta to Tulcea Marfuri
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
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
11 h
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
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
sherif.ro
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Constanta to Tulcea
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Varna
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
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
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Varna to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Autogara Pax
Website
autogarapax.ro
Bus from Brăila to Tulcea
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
autogarapax.ro
S.C Mirtrans - Express S.R.L

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