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£170 £130
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Mon, 26 Aug OTP - SAW
£23 £21
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Sat, 08 Jun OTP - SAW
Sun, 09 Jun SAW - OTP
£111 £109
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Mon, 03 Jun SAW - OTP
£120 £109
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Sun, 16 Jun OTP - SAW
Thu, 20 Jun SAW - OTP
£131 £127
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Sun, 23 Jun SAW - OTP
£161 £157
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Flight route information

Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
16% Trains in Istanbul are 16% cheaper than in Bucharest.
Bucharest £0.51
Istanbul £0.43
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
14% A meal in Istanbul is 14% cheaper than a meal in Bucharest.
Bucharest £8.55
Istanbul £7.33
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 41.18 TRY
1 TRY = 0.03 GBP
Last checked on 25 May 2024
Distance: 278 miles
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

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2. Can the price of my tickets from Bucharest to Istanbul change during the booking process?

Prices for tickets from Bucharest to Istanbul may fluctuate while you are in the process of booking. While this isn't a common occurrence, it can happen because Opodo operates as an online travel agency, and ticket prices and availability are ultimately determined by the airlines. Therefore, if the airline adjusts prices or if the available tickets are depleted while you are making your reservation, you will receive confirmation within 48 hours after your ticket purchase.

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When booking a flight, you may encounter situations where your desired travel date is unavailable or the flight price has increased beyond your budget. Rest assured, Opodo offers a solution. Explore our last-minute flight deals to find affordable options, especially if you have flexibility with your travel dates. Whether you need to depart on short notice or simply want to discover the cheapest day to fly between Bucharest and Istanbul, our last-minute flights section has you covered.

4. How to make my reservation through the Opodo search engine?

Opodo provides you with all the useful information about the flights covering the route between Bucharest to Istanbul airports. Preparing for your trip is very easy! All you have to do is enter into Opodo search engine your departure and destination airports, the dates of travel, and the number of passengers. A list of all available flights will appear on your screen in a matter of seconds! For your convenience, you can sort it according to your preferences, such as time, price, or duration of the trip.


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Frequently asked questions about flights from Bucharest to 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 can I find cheap flights from Bucharest to Istanbul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Bucharest to Istanbul is 21£. 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 0.61 GBP, 20% more expensive than Bucharest, with a fare of 0.51 GBP, while train tickets costs 16% less in Istanbul: 0.43 GBP against 0.51 GBP in Bucharest. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 7.33 GBP in Istanbul, 14% less than the 8.55 GBP in Bucharest. The price of the coffee is around 7% cheaper in Istanbul, with an average of 2.29 GBP, while in Bucharest the coffee costs 2.47 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.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from Bucharest to Istanbul?
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 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.
Flight Duration 1 h and 20 m Flights between Bucharest and Istanbul take, on average, 1 h and 20 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £21 Cheapest price for a flight between Bucharest and Istanbul found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport Otopeni International The airport Otopeni International is the departure airport operating flights between Bucharest and Istanbul
Arriving Airport Istanbul Airport Flights departing Bucharest with Istanbul as destination arrive at Istanbul Airport

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