Turkish Airlines offers three direct flights in average every day from Bucharest to Istanbul. Flights from the sole international airport in Bucharest, Henri Coanda International Airport, to Istanbul Airport (IST) take nearly an hour and twenty minutes. Flights in this route continue regularly all year round, which are in high demand all the time. One of the reasons of this demand is that Istanbul serves as a transfer point for the flights by Turkish Airlines. Therefore, it is possible to take the flights in this route to reach different destinations from Bucharest with a connecting flight over Istanbul. Have a look at the flights from Bucharest now to get more information about all available destinations.
Bucharest, the historic capital of Romania under different regimes and dominions throughout the history, owns enthralling spots and icons. Casa Presei Libere is one of the most attention-grabbing destinations in the capital, which arouses interest by its glorious building used to serve as the center of press and printed publication in Bucharest. Arcul de Triumf, built in 1878 commemorating the troops that won the War of Independence, offers a panoramic view to the city. As a place of residence for royal family until 1947, Palatul Regal today serves as the National Museum of Art, which is another must-see spot in this pretty city. The concert hall Atheneul Roman, on the other hand, is simply enthralling with Dor style columns and a high dome, built almost with public donations.
Flights with Turkish Airlines from Bucharest to Istanbul take off from Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP), located 17 kilometers from the center.
You may get on the buses or trains if you are planning to use public transport to reach Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP). It is possible to use the bus numbered 780 Express setting off from Gara de Nord. Buses numbered 783 from Piata Unirii are also frequently preferred for getting to the airport. Journey with these buses take nearly forty minutes.
Another option would be CFR Călători trains departing from Gara de Nord. You may use the shuttles to reach the terminal buildings from CFR Airport stop.
In addition to all these options, you may always use the cabs from anywhere in the city to reach the airport.
As the most populous and vigorous metropolis in Turkey, Istanbul is simply an irreplaceable destination by its history of thousands of years and its captivating atmosphere. The city makes an indelible impression on visitors right from the start with its numerous works of art on every corner, together with its historical heritage beyond comparison, and succeeds in being in demand all the time by its unique fabric embracing various cultures. Being a destination every traveler dreams of by its esteemed museums like Hagia Sophia and Chora offering an insight into the past, along with its galleries bringing the future together with art, marvelous mosques fulfilling the city’s perfect silhouette, glorious palaces like Topkapı, Çırağan and Dolmabahçe, and its skyscrapers rising up the sky like pointing out a wonderful contrast, Istanbul is highly appealing also by its strategic location between Asia and Europe.
As an enthralling metropolis in high demand throughout the year, Istanbul manages its air traffic getting busier each year by its two international airports: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Those holding a flight ticket to Istanbul from Bremen with Turkish Airlines land at Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. Istanbul Airport is 35 km from the city center. Havaist buses go to many central, easy-to-reach spots, such as Taksim, Beşiktaş, Yenikapı, Bahçeşehir and Kozyatağı. You can also reach the city center from the airport with IETT buses. For more information on schedules check our transport information page.
To reach the city center from Istanbul Airport, you can find taxis waiting outside the domestic and international terminals. Taxis take about 30 minutes to reach the city center and cost around 100-110 TL.