There are 10 ways to get from Turkey to Italy by plane, bus, bus and ferry 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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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Rome  •  5 h 48 min

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

$82 - $308

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna  •  7 h 1 min

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

$55 - $173

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna  •  5 h 37 min

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

$73 - $277

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bari  •  5 h 12 min

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

$97 - $377

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Naples  •  5 h 46 min

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

$82 - $313

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Rome  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Rome (FCO) SAW - FCO

$79 - $284

Bus, bus and ferry Portokalidis Tours  •  29 h 15 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

$200 - $313

Bus  •  38 h 40 min

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

$241 - $343

Bus, bus and ferry Durmo Tours  •  41 h 8 min

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

$108 - $183

Drive  •  21 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Rome 1392.6 miles

$330 - $490

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Turkey to Italy without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 29 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Turkey to Italy, including transfers.

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Turkey to Italy bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Italy is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 38 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Turkey to Italy bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Roma station.

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Italy is 2 h behind Turkey. It is currently 8:10 AM in Turkey and 7:10 AM in Italy.

Yes, the driving distance between Turkey to Italy is 2228 km. It takes approximately 21 h 29 min to drive from Turkey to Italy.

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  • Distance: 1197.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Turkey and Italy?

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Istanbul to Rome every 3 hours. 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 Ataturk to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bari
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Rome via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bari via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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
$15
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 - $45
Schedules at
romamarchelinee.it
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
$210 - $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 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk

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AtlasGlobal, Alitalia, Aegean Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Rome Airport.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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