There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Turkey by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry 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 Rome to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 52 min

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

$80 - $282

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Fly Rome to Izmir  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Izmir (ADB) FCO - ADB

$88 - $198

Fly Rome to Antalya  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Antalya (AYT) FCO - AYT

$135 - $512

Fly Rome to Ankara  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Ankara (ESB) FCO - ESB

$104 - $199

Train to Naples, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 52 min

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

$107 - $354

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Alexandroupoli
  3. Take the bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari

$211 - $310

Bus  •  38 h 30 min

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

$254 - $347

Bus and ferry, bus  •  40 h 39 min

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

$113 - $183

Drive  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Istanbul 1392.3 miles

$330 - $490

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Turkey is to fly which costs 75€ - 170€ and takes 7 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Turkey is to fly which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 5 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Turkey. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Istanbul via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 30 min.

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The distance between Rome and Turkey is 1925 km. The road distance is 2227.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Turkey without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 28 h 15 min and costs 180€ - 270€.

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

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Rome to Turkey bus services, operated by Georg, depart from Roma station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Turkey is to fly which takes 5 h 37 min and costs 70€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210€ - 300€ and takes 38 h 30 min.

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

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Rome to Turkey bus services, operated by Metro Plus, arrive at Istanbul station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Turkey.
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  • Distance: 1203.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Rome, 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 Sofia in around 38 h 30 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 Izmir via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Rome to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Flights from Naples to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Rome to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen, Antalya
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Rome to Izmir via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Flights from Naples to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Izmir via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $3,500
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Prague
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Kiev
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Prima Linee
Phone
0733.818638
Website
primalinee.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Dedeagac to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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
$13
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 18 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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Turkey is 2 h ahead of Rome. It is currently 6:43 PM in Rome and 7:43 PM in Turkey.

Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Turkey is 2228 km. It takes approximately 21 h 15 min to drive from Rome to Turkey.

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Alitalia, AtlasGlobal, Tarom and two other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Turkey. Prices start at $100 USD 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 10€ - 15€.

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