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Flights from Cairo to Istanbul
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Flights from Beirut to Istanbul
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Cheap Flights to Istanbul (IST)

About Istanbul

Few places compare to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, whose enormous size straddles both Europe and Asia, forming a bridge between western and eastern cultures. Resting upon the natural harbor of the Golden Horn, the skyline of the once-Constantinople is pierced with minarets and ancient monuments that embody centuries of history. While it is brimming with historical landmarks and colorful markets, modern Istanbul is also well represented through its contemporary art scene, European-style café culture, world-class dining venues and rooftop cocktail bars. Discover here the best offers for Flight + Hotel to Istanbul.

Things to do and places to visit in Istanbul

Istanbul is teeming with attractions and landmarks from historic sights and unique cuisine to lively markets and unmistakable culture. It is a thriving city, with a myriad of things to do that skillfully manage to blend every aspect of both the contemporary and the historical world.

On a city break in Istanbul be sure to:

Airports in Istanbul

Passengers traveling to Istanbul may land at either Istanbul Atatürk Airport, located on the European side and one of the busiest airports in Europe, or Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, a smaller airport located on the Asian side.

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport

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Several airlines handle flights to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport including: Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Eurowings


Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is located approximately 19 miles from the city center on the Asian side.


The Havabus Airport Shuttle Service runs from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport to Kad?köy and Taksim from outside the terminal building. Taxis are also available from outside the terminal building.

Istanbul Atatürk Airport

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A number of different airlines operate flights to Istanbul including: Turkish Airlines, Onur Air and British Airways


Istanbul Atatürk Airport is located approximately 15 miles west of downtown Istanbul, on the European side.


There are a number of ways to travel to the city center. The Havatas Airport Shuttle Service runs between the airport and Taksim Square, while the metro also connects with the city center. Car rental agencies also operate from the airport and taxis are available outside the terminal building.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Istanbul

How can I find cheap flights to Istanbul on eDreams?
At eDreams you will find flights from $19 to Istanbul. Thanks to the combination of various technologies, machine learning algorithms and real user searches on our platform, you will be able to choose between the different options that best suit your needs when you have to fly to Istanbul.
Which airlines fly to Istanbul?
Airlines flying direct from the US to Istanbul include:
  • Pegasus Airlines, with flights from Kayseri, Bodrum and from Antalya, for example.
  • Ajet also operates numerous flights, some of them originating from Antalya, Nevsehir and Kayseri.
  • Turkish Airlines, with flights from Nevsehir to Istanbul and Miami and also from San Francisco.
Airlines with indirect flights to Istanbul include:
  • Lufthansa, which flies from Los Angeles, Houston or Washington, D.C. (Arlington County), VA.
  • Egyptair, with flights from New York City and Newark - Nj, as well as from Nairobi.
  • Qatar Airways, with flights from Bali, Kuala Lumpur and also Fort Lauderdale, FL.
How long before a flight to Istanbul should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Istanbul, you should get to the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs, and boarding the airplane can take some time. At eDreams, you can find the best deals for flights to Istanbul departing from over 293 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Istanbul with eDreams you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
What is the name of Istanbul’s airport?
Istanbul is served by 2 airport[s]. Istanbul Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 293 cities, such as Athens, Cairo and London, the most popular routes.
How far is Istanbul’s airport from the city centre?
Istanbul’s airport Istanbul Airport is located 21 miles from the city centre.
How much is the trip from the airport to Istanbul’s city centre?
Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.54 $ per person.
Taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Istanbul Airport , the average price for the ride to Istanbul centre is around 0.76 $ per km.
Car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, eDreams has the best offers of car rentals in Istanbul. Pick your preferred car type and get from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul city centre on your own terms.
What is the weather like in Istanbul?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Istanbul is in June, July and August, when the average temperature reaches 25.39 °C, while July, May and June are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 141.07 hours. However, if you prefer colder temperatures, make sure you visit Istanbul during January, February or March to experience an average of 8.05 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during July, February and April, when the average precipitation in Istanbul is 6.58 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code IST IST is the airport IATA code on flights to Istanbul
Top Airline Turkish Airlines Popular airline with flights to Istanbul

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