There are 11 ways to get from Rome to Turkey by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 Rome to Istanbul  •  5 h 37 min

  1. FCO - IST

$83 - $308

Cheapest option

Fly Rome to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 52 min

  1. FCO - SAW

$81 - $282

9 alternative options

Fly Rome to Izmir  •  7 h 43 min

  1. FCO - ADB

$88 - $198

Fly Rome to Antalya  •  7 h 17 min

  1. FCO - AYT

$136 - $513

Fly Rome to Ankara  •  8 h 15 min

  1. FCO - ESB

$105 - $200

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

  1. NAP - IST

$107 - $354

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 3 min

$213 - $314

Bus  •  38 h 30 min

$256 - $348

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 0 h

$123 - $163

Train, night train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Fr / ...
  2. Rj
  3. D

$252 - $411

Drive  •  21 h 15 min

  1. 1392.3 miles

$330 - $490

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Tarom and two 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 20 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 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
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
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
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, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Flights from Naples to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $3,500
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,600
Flights from Rome to Ankara via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Rome to Izmir via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Rome to Antalya via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
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
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
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Purchase an
eurail.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
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
Website
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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rome and Turkey is 1925 km. The road distance is 2228 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Turkey is to fly which costs 75€ - 170€ and takes 7 h 43 min.

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

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.

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