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There are 8 ways to get from Rostov to Istanbul by train, plane, bus, night bus or car

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Train to Moscow Sheremetyevo, fly to Istanbul  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from Rostov-Iaroslavskii to Moskva Yaroslavskaya
  2. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Istanbul (IST) SVO - IST

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Train to Moscow Vnukovo, fly to Istanbul  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Rostov-Iaroslavskii to Moskva Yaroslavskaya
  2. Fly from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to Istanbul (IST) VKO - IST

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Train to Moscow Domodedovo, fly to Istanbul  •  11h 46m

  1. Take the train from Rostov-Iaroslavskii to Moskva Yaroslavskaya
  2. Fly from Moscow Domodedovo (DME) to Istanbul (IST) DME - IST

Train to Moscow Domodedovo, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  12h 2m

  1. Take the train from Rostov-Iaroslavskii to Moskva Yaroslavskaya
  2. Fly from Moscow Domodedovo (DME) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) DME - SAW

Train, bus, night bus  •  35h 19m

  1. Take the train from Rostov-Iaroslavskii to Moskva Yaroslavskaya
  2. Take the bus from Moscow Novoyasnevskaya to Kyiv Central Bus Station
  3. Take the night bus from Kyiv to Istanbul - Aksaray

Train, bus  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Rostov-Iaroslavskii to Moskva Yaroslavskaya
  2. Take the train from Moskva Kievskaja to Odesa
  3. Take the bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Constanța
  4. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

Train, night bus  •  31h 17m

  1. Take the train from Rostov-Iaroslavskii to Moskva Yaroslavskaya
  2. Take the train from Moskva Kievskaja to Kyiv-Pas.
  3. Take the night bus from Kyiv to Istanbul - Aksaray

Drive  •  34h 45m

  1. Drive from Rostov to Istanbul 2621.3 km
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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Russia

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from Russia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Russia from Turkey.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Rostov to Istanbul is to train and bus and night bus which costs RUB 7000 - RUB 11000 and takes 35h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Rostov to Istanbul is to train and fly which takes 10h 2m and costs RUB 8000 - RUB 75000.

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The distance between Rostov and Istanbul is 1948 km. The road distance is 2621.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rostov to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 35h 19m and costs RUB 7000 - RUB 11000.

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It takes approximately 10h 2m to get from Rostov to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rostov to Istanbul is 2621 km. It takes approximately 34h 45m to drive from Rostov to Istanbul.

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Nordwind Airlines, Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines and Aeroflot Russian Airlines offer flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 1990+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at 1.500 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Rostov to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 1948.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 2m

What companies run services between Rostov, Russia and Istanbul, Turkey?

There is no direct connection from Rostov to Istanbul. However, you can take the train to Moskva Yaroslavskaya, take the walk to Komsomolskaya, take the subway to Belorusskaya, take the walk to Belorusskaya, take the night bus to Sheremetyevo Airport, take the walk to Moscow Sheremetyevo airport, fly to Istanbul, then take the taxi to Istanbul. Alternatively, you can take the train to Moskva Yaroslavskaya, take the walk to Komsomolskaya, take the subway to Kievskaya, take the walk to Moscow Kiyevsky Train Station, take the train to Moscow Vnukovo Airport Train Station, take the walk to Moscow Vnukovo airport, fly to Istanbul, then take the taxi to Istanbul.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 24.000 ₺
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Istanbul via Antalya
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 24.000 ₺
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Istanbul via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 24.000 ₺
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Istanbul via Dalaman
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 24.000 ₺
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 24.000 ₺
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Istanbul via Grozny
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 16.000 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Sabiha Gokcen via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Sabiha Gokcen via Bodrum
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Istanbul via Sochi
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
2.900 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Red Wings
Website
flyredwings.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Istanbul via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
2.500 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Nordwind Airlines
Website
nordwindairlines.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
3.200 ₺ - 19.000 ₺
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Istanbul via Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
3.000 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
2.700 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Istanbul via Baku Heydar Aliyev
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
4.100 ₺ - 8.500 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 14.000 ₺
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Istanbul via Cairo
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 12.000 ₺
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Istanbul via Minsk
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
5.000 ₺ - 7.500 ₺
Train operators
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Rostov-Iaroslavskii to Moskva Yaroslavskaya
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 430 ₺
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
300 ₺ - 430 ₺
2nd Class (Kupé)
290 ₺ - 400 ₺
Train from Moskva Kievskaja to Odesa
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
2.000 ₺ - 3.600 ₺
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
2.076 ₺
2nd Class (Kupé)
3.555 ₺
Train from Moskva Kievskaja to Kyiv-Pas.
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 2.200 ₺
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
1.279 ₺
2nd Class (Kupé)
2.135 ₺
Bus operators
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Moscow Novoyasnevskaya to Kyiv Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
380 ₺ - 1.000 ₺
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Luks Istanbul
Phone
+90544 210 2535
Website
luksistanbul.com
Night bus from Kyiv to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
1.119 ₺
Schedules at
luksistanbul.com
Maximov Tours
Phone
+380930004636
Email
maxtours1991@gmail.com
Website
maximovtours.com
Bus from Odessa, Pryvoz to Constanța
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
430 ₺ - 600 ₺
Website
Maximov Tours
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
410 ₺ - 550 ₺
Schedules at
transevren.ro

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