Istanbul to Bucharest

Istanbul to Bucharest

  Sep 23, 2021, 11 trips (TRY 288 – TRY 0)

Istanbul to Bucharest Schedule

Istanbul to Bucharest Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Tarom Economy #RO916407:10 - 08:25TRY 1,113
Tarom Economy #RO26210:40 - 11:55TRY 1,113
Pegasus Airlines Economy #PC36314:50 - 16:10TRY 929
Lux Perla Standard 2X2 15:00 - 02:00TRY 288
Marina Turizm Standard 2X2 17:00 - 04:00TRY 288
Turkish Airlines Economy #TK104519:15 - 20:30TRY 1,736

Transportation from Istanbul to Bucharest

Istanbul to Bucharest Destination Reviews

Bus Standard 2X2, Lux Perla, Aug 16, 2021
The ride from Istanbul to Bucharest took 25,5 hours in stead of 11,5 hours. 12 hours were lost at the Bulgarian/EU border, which could have been 10 hours if not the whole crew went for a sleep. Because of all this I missed my train in Bucharest (costs 110 euro), had a no-show in my hotel in Bucharest (costs 40 euro), had to reschedule my whole trip back to Holland etc. The crew did not take any interest in all this, there was no communications and when I complained they just laughed me out. For short, my worst bus trip ever! My advice, do not travel with this lousy company
4 customer reviews

How to get from Istanbul to Bucharest

When you want to get from Istanbul to Bucharest, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about TRY 1,600. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as TRY 291.

How far is Istanbul from Bucharest?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Istanbul to Bucharest. Your trip will be a total of 420 miles (675 km). The flying distance is 314 miles (504 km).

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

The travel time from Istanbul to Bucharest can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 26 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Istanbul to Bucharest varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Marina Turizm: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as TRY 291 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as TRY 1,600.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Istanbul to Bucharest:

  • Bus tickets - TRY 291 to TRY 291;
  • Plane tickets - TRY 588 to TRY 1,600;

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

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Istanbul to Bucharest depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 15:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Bucharest. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is TRY 588.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Istanbul to Bucharest
British Airways, Pegasus Airlines, Tarom, Turkish Airlines


Taking a bus from Istanbul to Bucharest is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Istanbul to Bucharest

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Istanbul to Bucharest? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.