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Travelers usually depart from Henri Coandă International, Bucharest - Militari, Bucharest - Filaret, Bucuresti Gara de Nord, or Bucharest Central Bus Station when they travel from Bucharest to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Istanbul Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı. The distance between Bucharest and Istanbul is 485 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Ryanair, Wizz Air, and Tarom. Bucharest and Istanbul have 317 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, and Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia).

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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 1.4 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 Turkish Airlines, Tarom, Pegasus.
What are the most popular routes to and from Bucharest?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Bucharest and London, Dublin, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Montreal, Bristol, Doncaster, Reykjavik, Athens, Glasgow, Berlin, Malta, Barcelona, Palma, Majorca, Lisbon, Brussels, Milan, Warsaw.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and London, Manchester, Toronto, Birmingham, Dublin, Montreal, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Antalya, Athens, Reykjavik, Northern Cyprus, Amman, Calgary, Dalaman, Tallinn, Dubai.
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 Istanbul Airport. It is also served by Anadolu, Yenişehir, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
What buses and trains depart from Bucharest?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Bucharest, including Transfero, Union Ivkoni.
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