The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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11 h 10 m
11 h 10 m
Buses per day
Of the 1 buses that leave Bucharest for Istanbul every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||276 miles (445 km)|
|Average bus duration||10 h 10 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$52 (€48)|
|Bus providers||Infobus or Flixbus|
Buses from Bucharest to Istanbul cover the 276 miles (445 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 10 min with our travel partners like Infobus or Flixbus. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $52 (€48), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $52 (€48). Travelers depart most frequently from Bucharest and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
For as little as $52 (€48) you can travel by bus between Bucharest and Istanbul with FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Travel between Bucharest, Romania and Istanbul, Turkey by bus is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Romania
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Turkey, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 8/3/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Bucharest and Istanbul before traveling.
Return travel from Turkey to Romania is: Fully open.
Entry into Romania is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Romania has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 8/3/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your bus to Bucharest from Istanbul.
There are a few bus stations in Bucharest to start your journey from including Bucharest, Autogara Filaret and Bucharest, Piata Buzesti. In Istanbul you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Istanbul, Büyük Otogari, Istanbul, Büyük Otogar Esenler and İstanbul, Cumhuriyet Cd. / Merkez Cami Sk. (Avcilar).
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Bucharest and arrive in Istanbul, Büyük Otogari.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Bucharest, located approximately 2.5 miles (4.1 km) from the city center of Bucharest. The most popular arrival bus station in Istanbul, called Istanbul, Büyük Otogari, is located around 6.6 miles (10.7 km) away from its city center.
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