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There are 10 ways to get from Tulcea to Istanbul by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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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Train, bus  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the train from Tulcea Mărfuri to Constanţa R: Tulcea Oraş - Constanţa
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Istanbul - Aksaray

207 ₺ - 275 ₺

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Bus  •  15h 40m

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

217 ₺ - 267 ₺

Bus via Varna  •  19h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Tulcea to Constanta
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Albena
  3. Take the bus from Varna to Istanbul

364 ₺ - 561 ₺

Train, night train  •  24h 6m

  1. Take the train from Tulcea Oras to Medgidia R / ...
  2. Take the train from Medgidia to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A Ir / ...
  3. Take the night train from Gara Bucureşti Nord to Halkali

230 ₺ - 290 ₺

Drive  •  9h 51m

  1. Drive from Tulcea to Istanbul 457.5 miles

500 ₺ - 800 ₺

Train, bus to Varna, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9h 54m

  1. Take the train from Tulcea Mărfuri to Constanţa
  2. Take the bus from Constanta to Varna
  3. Fly from Varna (VAR) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) VAR - IST

802 ₺ - 1.953 ₺

Train to Constanta, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Tulcea Mărfuri to Constanţa
  2. Fly from Constanta (CND) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CND - IST

635 ₺ - 6.696 ₺

Train to Odesa, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the train from Izmail to Odessa Gl.
  2. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) ODS - IST

742 ₺ - 1.204 ₺

Bus, bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Tulcea to Brăila
  2. Take the bus from Brăila to Otopeni Airport
  3. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) OTP - IST

494 ₺ - 1.149 ₺

Bus, bus to Bucharest Otopeni, fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Tulcea to Brăila
  2. Take the bus from Brăila to Otopeni Airport
  3. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) OTP - SAW

452 ₺ - 1.243 ₺

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The cheapest way to get from Tulcea to Istanbul is to train and bus which costs $35 - $50 and takes 15h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Tulcea to Istanbul is to train and fly which costs $110 - $1,200 and takes 8h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tulcea to Istanbul. However, there are services departing from Tulcea and arriving at Istanbul - Aksaray via Constanta. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 40m.

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The distance between Tulcea and Istanbul is 462 km. The road distance is 732 km.

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The best way to get from Tulcea to Istanbul without a car is to train and bus which takes 15h 30m and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 15h 30m to get from Tulcea to Istanbul, including transfers.

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Tulcea to Istanbul bus services, operated by Sherif Transport, depart from Tulcea station.

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The quickest flight from Varna Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tulcea to Istanbul is 732 km. It takes approximately 9h 51m to drive from Tulcea to Istanbul.

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Map of how to get from Tulcea to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 288.7 miles
  • Duration: 15h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Tulcea to Istanbul via Constanta in around 15h 40m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Varna to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Flights from Constanta to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 ₺ - 2.400 ₺
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 1.900 ₺
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Odesa to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 1.300 ₺
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 ₺ - 1.400 ₺
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
330 ₺ - 1.500 ₺
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Tulcea Mărfuri to Constanţa
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35 ₺ - 55 ₺
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Tulcea Oras to Medgidia
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30 ₺ - 45 ₺
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Medgidia to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 ₺ - 60 ₺
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Phone
0351/40.91.53
Email
office@softrans.ro
Website
softrans.ro
Train from Medgidia to Bucureşti Nord Gr.A
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
57 ₺ - 61 ₺
Website
S.C. Softrans S.R.L.
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Izmail to Odessa Gl.
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22 ₺ - 65 ₺
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
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uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
22 ₺ - 35 ₺
2nd Class
45 ₺ - 65 ₺
1st Class
90 ₺ - 130 ₺
Bus operators
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
170 ₺ - 220 ₺
Schedules at
transporturi.transevren.ro
Sherif Transport
Phone
+4-0743-33.54.85
Website
sherif.ro
Bus from Tulcea to Constanta
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
47 ₺
Schedules at
sherif.ro
Mercado Sud
Phone
(0721) 643.210
Email
office@mercado-sud.ro
Website
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Constanta to Albena
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
150 ₺ - 210 ₺
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
Bus from Constanta to Varna
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 250 ₺
Schedules at
mercado-sud.ro
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Varna to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
160 ₺ - 280 ₺
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Alba Service
Phone
+35952 91-99-03
Email
albatur@ukr.net
Website
albaserv.com
Bus from Constanța to Varna
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
albaserv.com
Autogara Pax
Website
autogarapax.ro
Bus from Tulcea to Brăila
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
34 ₺
Schedules at
autogarapax.ro
GSM Trans
Phone
021-314-0444
Email
office@gsmtrans.ro
Website
gsmtrans.ro
Bus from Brăila to Otopeni Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
70 ₺ - 85 ₺
Schedules at
gsmtrans.ro

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