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There are 8 ways to get from Transylvania to Istanbul by bus, plane, 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 to Cluj-Napoca, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  6h 44m

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

$103 - $174

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Bus TransEvren  •  23h 41m

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

$53 - $77

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Fly Tirgu Mures to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Tirgu Mures (TGM) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TGM - SAW

$63 - $252

Bus to Cluj-Napoca, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Târgu Mureş to Turda
  2. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) CLJ - SAW

$80 - $318

Bus, train  •  19h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Fântânele to Ploiesti
  2. Take the train from Ploiesti Sud to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Constanta Ir / ...
  4. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

Bus via Razgrad  •  30h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Târgu Mureş to Sibiu
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Razgrad
  3. Take the bus from Razgrad to Istanbul

$62 - $115

Train, night train  •  27h 10m

  1. Take the train from Targu Mures to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ir
  2. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali Bosphor Express

$57 - $73

Drive  •  14h 8m

  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 which costs $50 - $80 and takes 23h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Transylvania to Istanbul is to fly which costs $60 - $260 and takes 6h 34m.

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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 23h 41m.

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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 and train which takes 19h 54m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 44m 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 best way to get from Transylvania to Istanbul is to fly which takes 6h 34m and costs $60 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $80 and takes 23h 41m.

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The quickest flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Transylvania to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 450.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 44m

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

Wizz Air, Pegasus Airlines and Tarom fly from Transylvania to Istanbul 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Transylvania to Istanbul via Târgu Mureș, Târgu Mureș, and Constanta in around 23h 41m.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Sabiha Gokcen via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Sabiha Gokcen via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Tirgu Mures to Sabiha Gokcen via Bucharest Otopeni, Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul Ataturk, Izmir
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Istanbul Ataturk via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Ploiesti Sud to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Targu Mures to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureş to Turda
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureş to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Chivaran Com
Phone
+4-0731-835.544
Website
chivarancom.autogari.ro
Bus from Fântânele to Ploiesti
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
chivarancom.autogari.ro
TransEvren
Phone
+4-0241-831.491
Email
transevren1@yahoo.com
Website
transevren.ro
Bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureș to Constanta
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
fany.ro
Vilex Tur
Phone
0250 735498
Email
vilextur.agentie@rdslink.ro
Website
vilextur.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureş to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
vilextur.ro
Trans Seb
Phone
+4-0740-034.413
Website
transseb.autogari.ro
Bus from Târgu Mureş to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transseb.autogari.ro
Orlan
Phone
+420-774.074.706
Website
orlan.autogari.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Razgrad
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
orlan.autogari.ro
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Razgrad to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg

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

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Turkish Airlines and Tarom offer flights from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Transylvania to Tirgu Mures Airport is to taxi which takes 38m and costs $14 - $18.

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