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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Ataturk Airport by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly Rome to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5h 29m

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

836 ₺ - 5.940 ₺

Cheapest option

Fly Rome to Sabiha Gokcen, Metro  •  7h 49m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) FCO - SAW
  2. Take the Metro from Yenikapi to Ataturk Airport Havalimani

548 ₺ - 8.798 ₺

4 alternative options

Train to Naples, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) NAP - IST

1.146 ₺ - 7.213 ₺

Bus and ferry, bus  •  34h 36m

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

603 ₺ - 790 ₺

Bus  •  39h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdica Bus Station to Istanbul Büyük Otogari Pernik - Istanbul

1.654 ₺ - 2.155 ₺

Drive  •  21h 12m

  1. Drive from Rome to Ataturk Airport 2224.4 km

2.300 ₺ - 3.400 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Ataturk Airport is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 34h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Ataturk Airport is to fly which costs 100€ - 800€ and takes 5h 29m.

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The distance between Rome and Ataturk Airport is 1362 km. The road distance is 2224.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Ataturk Airport without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 34h 36m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Rome to Ataturk Airport, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Rome to Ataturk Airport is to fly which takes 5h 29m and costs 100€ - 800€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210€ - 280€ and takes 39h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Ataturk Airport is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 7:02 AM in Rome and 8:02 AM in Ataturk Airport.

Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Ataturk Airport is 2224 km. It takes approximately 21h 12m to drive from Rome to Ataturk Airport.

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Tarom, Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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  • Distance: 1361.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Ataturk Airport, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and Aegean Airlines fly from Rome to Ataturk Airport every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Ataturk Airport via Sofia, Sofia Serdica Bus Station, Istanbul Büyük Otogari, Otogar, and Ataturk Airport Havalimani in around 39h 6m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 3.500 ₺
Flights from Naples to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.700 ₺
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 3.300 ₺
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
140 ₺ - 550 ₺
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
140 ₺ - 200 ₺
Base Standard
290 ₺ - 390 ₺
Base Premium
360 ₺ - 550 ₺
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 160 ₺
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
110 ₺ - 160 ₺
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110 ₺ - 230 ₺
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
210 ₺ - 230 ₺
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130 ₺ - 390 ₺
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
150 ₺ - 210 ₺
Smart Low Cost
130 ₺ - 190 ₺
Smart Flex
280 ₺ - 390 ₺
Bus operators
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus and ferry from Rome to Tetovo
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 600 ₺
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Roma to Sofia
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
1.400 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Has Turizm
Website
hasturizm.bg
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
86 ₺
Website
Has Turizm
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 240 ₺
Schedules at
matpu.com

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There are 3063+ hotels available in Ataturk Airport. Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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