There are 11 ways to get from Italy to Turkey by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Rome to Istanbul  •  5 h 37 min

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

$83 - $308

Cheapest option

Fly Bologna to Sabiha Gokcen  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) BLQ - SAW

$56 - $170

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Fly Bologna to Istanbul  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Istanbul (IST) BLQ - IST

$73 - $275

Fly Naples to Istanbul  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Istanbul (IST) NAP - IST

$82 - $313

Fly Bari to Istanbul  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Istanbul (IST) BRI - IST

$97 - $377

Fly Rome to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) FCO - SAW

$81 - $283

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar

$244 - $363

Bus  •  39 h 50 min

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

$251 - $357

Bus and ferry, bus  •  41 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Gostivar
  2. Take the bus from Gostivar to Istanbul

$113 - $183

Train, night train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  4. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$246 - $410

Drive  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Istanbul 1393.2 miles

$330 - $490

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Italy to Turkey is to fly which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 7 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Italy to Turkey is to fly which costs 80€ - 330€ and takes 4 h 42 min.

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The distance between Italy and Turkey is 1916 km. The road distance is 2229.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Italy to Turkey, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Italy to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Via Di Porta Maggiore and arriving at Istanbul via Roma and Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Italy and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and three other airlines fly from Rome to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Istanbul via Termini, Roma, and Sofia in around 39 h 50 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Naples to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Bari to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Bologna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Bologna to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Bologna to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Bologna to Istanbul via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Naples to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $900
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali
Ave. Duration
16 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Rome to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
23 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Gostivar to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk

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