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There are 7 ways to get from Turkey to Romania by plane, bus, night bus, 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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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) IST - OTP

$53 - $164

Cheapest option

Night train  •  20 h 53 min

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Gara Bucureşti Nord Bosphor Express

$29 - $33

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Cluj-Napoca  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) IST - CLJ

$90 - $156

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) SAW - OTP

$60 - $200

Bus  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Otogar to Kotel
  2. Take the bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
  3. Take the bus from Târgovişte to Bucuresti

Bus, night bus  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Shumen
  2. Take the night bus from Shumen, Shumen to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari 1940

$41 - $70

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Bucharest 446 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Turkey to Romania is to night train which costs 160 ₺ - 190 ₺ and takes 20 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Turkey to Romania is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Turkey and Romania is 1146 km. The road distance is 713.6 km.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Romania without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Turkey to Romania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Turkey to Romania is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs 290 ₺ - 950 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Romania is 1 h behind Turkey. It is currently 7:34 AM in Turkey and 6:34 AM in Romania.

Yes, the driving distance between Turkey to Romania is 714 km. It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to drive from Turkey to Romania.

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Tarom and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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  • Distance: 716.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Turkey and Romania?

Tarom and Turkish Airlines fly from Istanbul to Sector 2 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Bucharest via Otogar, Otogar, Kotel, Kotel, Târgovişte, Bucuresti, and Gara de Nord in around 12 h 52 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Otogar to Kotel
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Kotel Municipal Transport
Website
kotel.bg
Bus from Kotel to Târgovişte
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kotel.bg
Grup ATYC
Phone
+4-0743-335.888
Website
atyc.autogari.ro
Bus from Târgovişte to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
atyc.autogari.ro
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Shumen
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Shumen, Shumen to Bucharest, Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Turkey to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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