There are 7 ways to get from Romania to Istanbul by plane, train, bus, night bus, night train or car

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Fly from Cluj-Napoca  •  2 h 21 min

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

$90 - $156

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Night train  •  18 h 24 min

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

$28 - $33

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Fly from Bucharest Otopeni  •  4 h 42 min

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

$52 - $163

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

$38 - $53

Night bus, bus  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Shumen, Shumen 1940
  2. Take the bus from Shumen to Istanbul

$40 - $74

Bus  •  15 h 48 min

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

$40 - $59

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Istanbul 424.5 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Romania to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Romania to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Romania to Istanbul is to fly which takes 2 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Romania. It is currently 4:08 AM in Romania and 4:08 AM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Romania to Istanbul is 679 km. It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to drive from Romania to Istanbul.

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Turkish Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2274+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Romania to Cluj-Napoca Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Romania to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 406.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

What companies run services between Romania and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines and Tarom fly from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Istanbul via Gara de Nord, Bucuresti, and Constanta in around 15 h 48 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari to Shumen, Shumen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Simpa Trans
Phone
0743335517
Website
simpatrans.autogari.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
simpatrans.autogari.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro
Sir Trans
Phone
+4-021-316.42.21
Website
sirtrans.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
sirtrans.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.autogari.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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