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Istanbul to Bucharest flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Istanbul and Bucharest take, on average, 1 h and 22 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Istanbul with Bucharest found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Istanbul and Bucharest
Arriving Airport Flights departing Istanbul with Bucharest as destination arrives at Otopeni International

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Departure Sat, 02 Jul Return Mon, 04 Jul
IST Istanbul
BUH Bucharest
return from £97
Departure Tue, 19 Jul Return Tue, 26 Jul
IST Istanbul
BUH Bucharest
return from £85
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 5.88 RON
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1 RON = 0.18 GBP
Last checked on 28 June 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 44% more expensive in Bucharest than in Istanbul.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 110% more expensive in Bucharest than in Istanbul.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Bucharest is 9% cheaper than in Istanbul.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 54% more expensive in Bucharest than in Istanbul.

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
Bucharest airports
  • ( Baneasa (BBU)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Otopeni International (OTP)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
K Distance: 278 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Istanbul to Bucharest

😷 Is it safe to travel from Istanbul to Bucharest 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 Romania may apply when travelling from Istanbul. 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 Istanbul to Bucharest at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Istanbul to Bucharest is 85£. 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 Bucharest expensive to visit compared to Istanbul?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Bucharest costs an average of 0.43 GBP, 9% cheaper than Istanbul, with a fare of 0.47 GBP, while train tickets costs 44% more in Bucharest: 0.52 GBP against 0.36 GBP in Istanbul. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 6.94 GBP in Bucharest, 110% more than the 3.30 GBP in Istanbul. The price of the coffee is around 54% more expensive in Bucharest, with an average of 1.96 GBP , while in Istanbul the coffee costs 1.27 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Istanbul to Bucharest?
The most popular months to book a trip from Istanbul to Bucharest are December, November and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Istanbul to Bucharest?
The best time of the year to go to Bucharest when flying from Istanbul depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Bucharest from Istanbul in terms of searches from our customer, followed by November and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, July and May are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Istanbul -  Bucharest.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Istanbul to Bucharest?
The total flight time between Istanbul and Bucharest is of around 01:22 hours on average, considering an average distance of 457 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 Bucharest compared to Istanbul?
While in Istanbul the temperatures can reach an average of 32.95 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 5.3 mm ,Bucharest's temperatures can go up to 35.26 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -11.81 ºC in Bucharest, compared to the -0.3 ºC average degrees reported in Istanbul. During the winter period, Istanbul can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Bucharest have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Istanbul and Bucharest?
The main airport route flying between Istanbul and Bucharest is: Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) to Otopeni International (OTP). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Pegasus Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Istanbul - Bucharest flights between Istanbul Airport (IST) to Otopeni International (OTP) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Turkish Airlines.
  • Tarom.
Which are the airlines with flights from Istanbul to Bucharest?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Istanbul to Bucharest are:
  • Tarom.
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Pegasus Airlines.
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