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Distance between Bucharest (BBU) and Istanbul (IST)

Flight distance from Bucharest to Istanbul (Aurel Vlaicu International Airport – Istanbul Airport) is 261 miles / 420 kilometers / 227 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 59 minutes.

Bucharest – Istanbul

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261
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420
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227
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How far is Istanbul from Bucharest?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 260.881 miles
  • 419.848 kilometers
  • 226.700 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 260.879 miles
  • 419.844 kilometers
  • 226.698 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Aurel Vlaicu International Airport to Istanbul Airport is 59 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Bucharest and Istanbul is 1 hour. Istanbul is 1 hour ahead of Bucharest.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Bucharest to Istanbul generates about 63 kg of CO2 per passenger, 63 kilograms is equal to 140 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path from Bucharest to Istanbul

Shortest flight path between Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU) and Istanbul Airport (IST).

Airport information

Origin Aurel Vlaicu International Airport
City: Bucharest
Country: Romania Flag of Romania
IATA Code: BBU
ICAO Code: LRBS
Coordinates: 44°30′11″N, 26°6′7″E
Destination Istanbul Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey Flag of Turkey
IATA Code: IST
ICAO Code: LTFM
Coordinates: 41°15′36″N, 28°44′33″E