Istanbul to Bucharest

Istanbul to Bucharest

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Transportation from Istanbul to Bucharest

How to get from Istanbul to Bucharest

Travelling between Istanbul and Bucharest is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you TRY 3,176 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere TRY 211.

How long does it take to get from Istanbul to Bucharest?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 27 hours to travel between Istanbul and Bucharest depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Istanbul and Bucharest. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 15m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h 55m to reach Bucharest.

How much does it cost to get from Istanbul to Bucharest?

Travelling between Istanbul and Bucharest can be as cheap as TRY 211 if you opt for a Marina Turizm bus and as expensive as TRY 3,176 if you buy a Turkish Airlines flight ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Istanbul and Bucharest ?

  • 1 from Istanbul to Bucharest starting from 07:10 Henri Coanda Airport until 19:15 Henri Coanda Airport
  • 1 from Istanbul to Bucharest starting from 15:00 Filaret Bus Station until 17:00 Filaret Bus Station

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Istanbul to Bucharest.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Istanbul to Bucharest, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as TRY 833.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Istanbul and Bucharest

Pegasus Airlines, Tarom, Turkish Airlines


Travelling from Istanbul to Bucharest overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Istanbul and Bucharest

Lux Perla, Marina Turizm

What is the most popular transport to get from Istanbul to Bucharest?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus