Cheap flights from Bucharest to Istanbul

Choose between Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, or Tarom to find the best price

Why travel with Kiwi.com?

Customer support

We’ve got you covered if anything goes wrong.

Secure payment

Join millions of travelers booking with us.

Hundreds of carriers

Compare 600+ of carriers in one search to find the best deal.

Travelers usually depart from Henri Coandă International, Bucharest Autogara Militari, Bucuresti Gara de Nord, or Bucharest Central Bus Station when they travel from Bucharest to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, or Istanbul Büyük Otogari. The distance between Bucharest and Istanbul is 485 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Tarom, Lufthansa, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Bucharest and Istanbul have 207 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), Topkapi Palace, and Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

Weekly flights

MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays
Number of flights31213639-3149

Fly direct with

Pegasus on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Tarom on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Turkish Airlines on and Wednesdays.

Check-in for a flight from Bucharest to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
PegasusPGTPCNoUnknownNo
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesUnknownNo
TaromROTROYesUnknownNo
LufthansaDLHLHYesUnknownNo
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKLMKLYesUnknownNo

Frequently asked questions

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

A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Bucharest and Istanbul takes around 1.3 hours.

What is the flight distance between Bucharest and Istanbul?

The flight distance between Bucharest and Istanbul is 485 km.

What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Bucharest and Istanbul?

Several carriers operate flights between Bucharest and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Tarom.

What are the most popular routes to and from Bucharest?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Bucharest and Beauvais–Tillé, Barcelona–El Prat, Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Milan Bergamo International Airport, Vienna International Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International, Brussels South Charleroi, Sandefjord Airport, Torp, Venice Marco Polo, Nice Côte d Azur International, Stockholm Skavsta.

What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and Sheremetyevo International, Antalya, Vienna International Airport, Brussels South Charleroi, Hurghada International, Kazan International, Sharm el-Sheikh International, Zürich Airport, Ben Gurion, Lyon–Saint-Exupéry, Ufa International.

Which airports are there in Bucharest?

Bucharest is mainly served by Henri Coandă International. But there are other airports nearby, including Baneasa International Airport.

What airports are near Bucharest?

The main airport in Bucharest is Henri Coandă International. It is also served by Varna, Craiova International, Mihail Kogălniceanu International.

What airports are near Istanbul?

The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu, Yenişehir.

What buses and trains depart from Bucharest?

A number of bus and train companies depart from Bucharest, including Transfero.

Planning a trip? Thanks to our Virtual Interlining algorithm, we offer billions of route combinations between any A and any B in the world by plane, train, and bus. Find the cheapest routes and best deals for you, as well as the best dates on which to travel.

Find the best connection from Bucharest to Istanbul

Search, compare, and book flights, trains, or buses to get there.

Search flights, trains & buses