There are 8 ways to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul by plane, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Istanbul  •  3 h 5 min

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

$72 - $283

7 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  4 h 20 min

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

$72 - $261

Fly to Kutahya, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Kutahya (KZR) FCO - KZR
  2. Take the bus from Seymen to Istanbul

$172 - $750

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Airport to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the bus from Alexandroupoli to Istanbul Otogar

$214 - $320

Bus  •  40 h 2 min

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

$262 - $372

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 1 h

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

$133 - $178

Train, night train  •  2 days 3 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

$262 - $433

Drive  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul 1411.5 miles

$330 - $490

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul is to fly which costs 60€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul is to fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Rome Airport (FCO) and Istanbul is 1393 km. The road distance is 2258.3 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Rome Airport (FCO), Italy and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and three other airlines fly from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome Airport (FCO) to Istanbul via Roma Termini, Roma, and Sofia in around 40 h 2 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 Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Rome to Kutahya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
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
Train operators
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
$70 - $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
Book at
Raileurope.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 - $22
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Seymen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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
Prima Linee
Phone
0733.818638
Website
primalinee.com
Bus from Rome Airport to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
romamarchelinee.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
16 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
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
$17
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
$30 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
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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