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Bucharest to Istanbul flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Bucharest and Istanbul take, on average, 1 h and 20 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Bucharest with Istanbul found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Otopeni International is the departure airport operating flights between Bucharest and Istanbul
Arriving AirportFlights departing Bucharest with Istanbul as destination arrives at Istanbul Airport

Cheap last minute flights to Istanbul

Latest deals and top flight routes from Bucharest airports.

Departure Mon, 01 Nov Return Thu, 04 Nov
BUH Bucharest
IST Istanbul
return from £82
Departure Wed, 17 Nov Return Thu, 18 Nov
BUH Bucharest
IST Istanbul
return from £67
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 12.7 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.08 GBP
Last checked on 21 October 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
28%

Trains in Istanbul are 28% cheaper than in Bucharest.

Bucharest
£0.43
Istanbul
£0.31
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
47%

A meal in Istanbul is 47% cheaper than a meal in Bucharest.

Bucharest
£5.97
Istanbul
£3.14
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
32%

Taxis are 32% more expensive in Istanbul than in Bucharest.

Bucharest
£0.34
Istanbul
£0.45
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
28%

Coffee in Istanbul is 28% cheaper than in Bucharest.

Bucharest
£1.76
Istanbul
£1.27
Bucharest airports
  • ( Baneasa (BBU)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Otopeni International (OTP)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
K Distance: 278 miles

Search for flights from Bucharest to Istanbul

Find cheap flights from Bucharest to Istanbul with the Opodo search engine. Whether it’s on business, for a relaxing holiday or to visit loved ones, you will find all the best deals on flights from Bucharest with Opodo, featuring cheap flights by all the top low cost and standard airlines. By simply entering your preferences in our speedy search engine, a large selection of options will be returned from which you just need to select the best deal that works for you. We’ll do the rest! Alternatively, if you are flexible on dates or an early bird, discover the cheapest day to fly from Bucharest to Istanbul to ensure you get the best price. Find exclusive discounts by downloading the Opodo App and subscribing to our newsletter to stay in touch with the best offers on flights, hotels and more. Finally, don’t forget to book a hotel or car hire to complete your journey, all of which you will find on Opodo, your one-stop travel shop. Then just sit back and relax and enjoy your holidays!

Frequent asked questions about flights from Bucharest to Istanbul

😷 Is it safe to travel from Bucharest to Istanbul during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Turkey may apply when travelling from Bucharest. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Bucharest to Istanbul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Bucharest to Istanbul is 67£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Istanbul expensive to visit compared to Bucharest?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.47 GBP, 38% more expensive than Bucharest, with a fare of 0.34 GBP, while train tickets costs 23% less in Istanbul: 0.33 GBP against 0.43 GBP in Bucharest. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.28 GBP in Istanbul, 45% less than the 6.01 GBP in Bucharest. The price of the coffee is around 27% cheaper in Istanbul, with an average of 1.30 GBP, while in Bucharest the coffee costs 1.77 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Bucharest to Istanbul?
The most popular months to book a trip from Bucharest to Istanbul are November, October and March, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Bucharest to Istanbul?
The best time of the year to go to Istanbul when flying from Bucharest depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, April is the top 1º month to fly to Istanbul from Bucharest in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, February and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Bucharest -  Istanbul.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Bucharest to Istanbul?
The total flight time between Bucharest and Istanbul is of around 01:20 hours on average, considering an average distance of 431 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Istanbul compared to Bucharest?
While in Bucharest the temperatures can reach an average of 35.26 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Istanbul's temperatures can go up to 32.95 ºC during the hot season, with 5.3 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -0.3 ºC in Istanbul, compared to the -11.81 ºC average degrees reported in Bucharest. During the winter period, Bucharest can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Istanbul have an average of 9.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Bucharest and Istanbul?
The main airport route flying between Bucharest and Istanbul is: Otopeni International (OTP) to Istanbul Airport (IST). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Tarom.
  • Alternatively, you can find Bucharest - Istanbul flights between Otopeni International (OTP) to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Pegasus Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from Bucharest to Istanbul?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Bucharest to Istanbul are:
  • Tarom.
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Pegasus Airlines.
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