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.

Recommended option

Bus, fly to Istanbul  •  6 h 26 min

  1. CLJ - IST

$103 - $175

Cheapest option

Train, night train, bus  •  30 h 5 min

  1. Ic
  2. Ic / ...

$41 - $58

6 alternative options

Bus, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10 h 26 min

  1. CLJ - SAW

$81 - $320

Bus, train  •  20 h 5 min

Bus via Bucharest Otopeni Airport  •  23 h 14 min

$55 - $110

Bus Fany  •  23 h 38 min

$53 - $77

Train, night train  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Regional
  2. Bosphor Express

$59 - $77

Drive  •  14 h 8 min

  1. 668 miles

$130 - $200

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

You can take a bus from Transylvania to Istanbul via Târgu Mureș, Targu Mures, Otopeni Airport, Bucharest Otopeni Airport, and Shumen in around 23 h 14 min.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Basel
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $370
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Budapest
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
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
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Ankara
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Izmir
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Ploiesti Sud to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Constanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Targu Mures to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Targu Mures to Brasov
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Brasov to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
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
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
Bus from Mangalia to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $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 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
mementobus.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Shumen
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $30
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Shumen to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Targu Mures to Mangalia
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
fany.ro
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Cerkezkoy to Istanbul Otogari
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Transylvania and Istanbul is 721 km. The road distance is 1069 km.

The cheapest way to get from Transylvania to Istanbul is to train and night train and bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 30 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Transylvania to Istanbul is to bus and fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs $100 - $180.

No, there is no direct bus from Transylvania to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Band and arriving at Istanbul via Targu Mures, Bucharest Otopeni Airport and Shumen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 14 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Transylvania to Istanbul, including transfers.