There are 9 ways to get from Romania to Istanbul by plane, bus, train, 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.

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Fly Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Istanbul (IST) OTP - IST

$53 - $164

Cheapest option

Night train  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$31 - $37

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Fly Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Istanbul (IST) CLJ - IST

$90 - $156

Bus, bus to Varna, fly to Istanbul  •  5 h 50 min

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

$109 - $304

Fly Bucharest Otopeni to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) OTP - SAW

$61 - $199

Bus Metro Plus  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Shumen
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$38 - $66

Train, bus  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Constanta Ir
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$39 - $54

Bus TransEvren  •  15 h 58 min

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

$42 - $60

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Istanbul 424.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Romania to Istanbul is to night train which costs $30 - $40 and takes 18 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Romania to Istanbul is to fly which costs $90 - $160 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Romania and Istanbul is 651 km. The road distance is 679.2 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Romania to Istanbul, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Romania and Istanbul, Turkey?

Tarom and Turkish Airlines fly from Sector 2 to Istanbul 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Istanbul via Gara de Nord, Bucharest, and Shumen in around 14 h 31 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Flights from Varna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Simpa Trans
Phone
0743335517
Website
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Constanta to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Constanta to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
sirtrans.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Constanta to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Mangalia to Varna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest to Shumen
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Comanto Trans
Phone
+4-021-312.03.45
Website
comantotrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucureşti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
comantotrans.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
fany.ro

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