There are 11 ways to get from Turkey to Italy by plane, bus, bus and ferry, night train, 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

Fly Istanbul to Bari  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Bari (BRI) IST - BRI

$97 - $377

Cheapest option

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Bologna (BLQ) SAW - BLQ

$56 - $173

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Fly Istanbul to Bologna  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Bologna (BLQ) IST - BLQ

$73 - $277

Fly Istanbul to Rome  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Rome (FCO) IST - FCO

$85 - $310

Fly Istanbul to Naples  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Naples (NAP) IST - NAP

$82 - $313

Fly Istanbul to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) IST - MXP

$78 - $187

Bus, bus and ferry Portokalidis Tours  •  29 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Ancona
  3. Take the bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina

$201 - $321

Bus  •  38 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Roma

$252 - $344

Bus, bus and ferry Durmo Tours  •  41 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Gostivar to Rome

$113 - $183

Night train, train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  2. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$247 - $411

Drive  •  21 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Rome 1392.6 miles

$330 - $490

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Turkey to Italy is to fly which costs 260 ₺ - 850 ₺ and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Turkey to Italy is to fly which costs 460 ₺ - 1.800 ₺ and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Turkey and Italy is 1916 km. The road distance is 2228.2 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Turkey to Italy, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Turkey to Italy. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Via Di Porta Maggiore via Sofia and Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Turkey and Italy?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly from Istanbul to Bari once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Rome via Sofia, Roma, and Termini in around 38 h 40 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Bari
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Istanbul to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Istanbul to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Bari via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul to Bologna via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $430
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
bdz.bg
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Alexandroupoli to Ancona
Ave. Duration
16 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Prima Linee
Phone
0733.818638
Website
primalinee.com
Bus from Ancona to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
romamarchelinee.it
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Roma
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Istanbul to Gostivar
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
ms.mk
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus and ferry from Gostivar to Rome
Ave. Duration
23 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk

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