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from Rome to Istanbul

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Travel Information to Istanbul from Rome

distanceDistance851 miles (1373 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $149 (€119) • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTurkish Airlines

Travel 851 miles (1373 km) by flight between Rome and Istanbul. Turkish Airlines is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct from Rome to Istanbul.

Travel Tips

Travel from Rome to Istanbul
Travel to Istanbul easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Rome to Istanbul.
Does Turkey have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Rome and Istanbul?

Travel between Rome, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Italy enter Turkey?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Istanbul from Rome?

Conditions of entry into Turkey:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Istanbul, Turkey?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Turkey has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 9/20/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Rome to Istanbul.

Are there restrictions on reentering Italy from Istanbul, Turkey due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Rome, Italy from Turkey is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Rome from Istanbul restricted?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Rome from Istanbul?

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rome, Italy?

You should observe these safety measures in Italy as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 9/22/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rome from Istanbul closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Istanbul from Rome?

You can go from Rome to Istanbul by flight.

What is the quickest way from Rome to Istanbul?

A flight is the fastest way to get to Istanbul from Rome with an average travel time for this trip around 2 h 35 min.

How many miles from Rome to Istanbul would I travel?

The Rome to Istanbul distance is around 851 miles (1373 km).

When traveling to Istanbul from Rome, what are the departure and arrival points in Rome and Istanbul?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Rome to Istanbul:

  • Flights mostly depart from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Rome to Istanbul?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Rome to Istanbul, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Turkish Airlines can take you to Istanbul by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Turkish Airlines from Rome to Istanbul for $149 (€119).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Istanbul from Rome ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Rome to Istanbul often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Rome and Istanbul itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Istanbul and any of these top destinations today!
When should I buy a ticket from Rome to Istanbul online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Rome to Istanbul, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $149 (€119) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Rome to Istanbul online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Roma Ostiense
Roma Termini

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Roma Tiburtina