There are 7 ways to get from Transylvania to Istanbul by bus, plane, taxi, 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.

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Bus, fly  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Târgu Mureş to Turda
  2. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Istanbul (IST) CLJ - IST

$103 - $175

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Bus, night train  •  28 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Târgu Mureș to București
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
  3. Take the bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari

$39 - $53

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Bus via Kotel  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Fântânele to Ploiesti
  2. Take the bus from Ploiesti to Târgovişte
  3. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Kotel
  4. Take the bus from Kotel to Istanbul Otogari

Bus TransEvren  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Târgu Mureș to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

$53 - $77

Bus Metro Plus  •  23 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Targu Mures to Otopeni Airport
  2. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Razgrad
  3. Take the bus from Razgrad to Istanbul

$70 - $108

Taxi, train, night train  •  24 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Transylvania to Fagaras
  2. Take the train from Fagaras to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

$105 - $130

Drive  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Transylvania to Istanbul 668 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Transylvania to Istanbul is to bus and night train which costs $35 - $55 and takes 28 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Transylvania to Istanbul is to bus and fly which costs $100 - $180 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Transylvania to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Band and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Târgu Mureș and Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 41 min.

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The distance between Transylvania and Istanbul is 721 km. The road distance is 1068.8 km.

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The best way to get from Transylvania to Istanbul without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Transylvania to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Transylvania to Istanbul bus services, operated by Fany, depart from Târgu Mureș station.

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The quickest flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Transylvania to Istanbul bus services, operated by TransEvren, arrive at Istanbul - Aksaray station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Transylvania to Istanbul is 1069 km. It takes approximately 14 h 8 min to drive from Transylvania to Istanbul.

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  • Distance: 450.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

What companies run services between Transylvania, Romania and Istanbul, Turkey?

You can take a bus from Transylvania to Istanbul via Fântânele, Ploiesti, Târgovişte, Kotel, Istanbul Otogari, and Otogar in around 18 h 15 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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
Night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Çerkezköy
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $19
Website
bdz.bg
Bus operators
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureş to Turda
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Chivaran Com
Phone
+4-0731-835.540
Website
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Bus from Fântânele to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Grup ATYC
Phone
+4-0743-335.888
Website
atyc.autogari.ro
Bus from Ploiesti to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
atyc.autogari.ro
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Târgovişte to Kotel
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Kotel to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Constanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
fany.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to București
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
fany.ro
Alexa Trans
Phone
0263 215 521
Email
alexa.trans@yahoo.com
Website
alexatrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Constanta
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
alexatrans.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
MementoBus
Phone
(+40) 317.105.518
Email
rezervari@mementobus.com
Website
mementobus.com
Bus from Targu Mures to Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
mementobus.com
PEGASUS GROUP Ltd.
Phone
+359 (0) 877 34 47 47
Email
pegasus@pegasusbg.com
Website
pegasusbg.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
pegasusbg.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Razgrad to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Other operators
Taxi from Transylvania to Fagaras
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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