Cheap flights from Bucharest to Istanbul

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Travelers usually depart from Henri Coandă International, Bucuresti Gara de Nord, Bucharest Central Bus Station , Bucuresti-Rahova, or Bucharest Autogara Militari 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 Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Ryanair, Wizzair, and Blue Air. Bucharest and Istanbul have 183 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), and Topkapi Palace.

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

Check-in for a flight from Bucharest to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesUnknownNo
PegasusPGTPCNoUnknownOpens 3 days before flight
Closes 0.75 hours before flight
RyanairRYRFRNo55 min before flightOpens 2 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
WizzairWZZW6No30 min before flightOpens 2 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
Blue AirBMS0BNoUnknownOpens 10 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight

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 Tarom, Pegasus.

What are the most popular routes to and from Bucharest?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Bucharest and Milan Bergamo International Airport, Vienna International Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International, Brussels South Charleroi, Edinburgh Airport, Sandefjord Airport, Torp, Lyon–Saint-Exupéry, EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, Iași International, Timișoara Traian Vuia International, Santander.

What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and Heathrow, Antalya, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Berlin Tegel, Vienna International Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Dalaman, Milas–Bodrum, Stuttgart, Adnan Menderes, Brussels South Charleroi.

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, Mihail Kogălniceanu International, Craiova 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 Pegasus.

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