Istanbul: Nonstop Roundtrips from Europe Starting at €20 (Checked Bags Add €18)

Istanbul Hagia Sophia

Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines offers a bunch of excellent promotional fares from different European airports to their hub at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcan airport, starting at €20 from Brussels-Charleroi. The quoted fares include an 8 kg cabin bag. You can add a checked bag up to 20 kg for only €9 per flight when booking on Pegasus Airlines’ website.


Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.

A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.

Possible departure airports include, but are not limited to:

Incredible price for a nonstop roundtrip to Istanbul.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, flights are on sale for this price until September 25, 2020 – but they may run out of availability earlier. The offer includes travel dates from November 2020 through March 2021. Availability is great for most of the named origins.

Pegasus Airlines sells the cheapest tickets directly on their website. To check out availability, we may use Google Flights. Sadly, some prices are displayed incorrectly. Thus, we recommend searching directly on is more promising.


Please be aware that all these flights land at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcan (SAW) airport. If you want to use this offer to connect to an international flight from Istanbul Int’l (IST) airport, please plan at least 5 hours of transfer time between the two airports.

Information & Tips for Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city, economical and cultural capital of modern day Turkey. While political power resides in Ankara, Istanbul is famous for its long and moved history. Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, it has been one of the most important cities of European and Oriental politics for over 2.000 years. Aside from the fact that it is split between two continents (Asia and Europe), poeple associate Istanbul with its modern day lifestyle and cultural variety. Its most famous sights are the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

Best time to visit

The city is blessed with mild winters, with the average temperature hitting a bottom 8 degrees in December and January. This alternates with very hot summers. Since it is located at the conflux of the Black Sea and Aegean Sea, humidity tends to be high all year round. If you dislike hot, humid days, avoid Istanbul during the summer. Otherwise, it is a year round destination.

From the airport(s) to the city

Istanbul Int’l Airport

This brand new airport (opened in 2018) is the main hub for Turkish Airlines. All long haul flights to Istanbul arrive here. It is located on the European side of the city. It is not yet connected to Istanbul’s metro system, so buses are the only option to get to the city center by public transport. There are 18 bus lines operating to different parts of the city, taking 30-90 minutes for 2-4€.

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcan Airport

This airport is home to many LCCs, mainly Pegasus Airlines. It is located on the Asia side of the city. It has no connection to Istanbul’s metro system, too. There are few bus lines operating to the city center, taking around an hour at a cost of 18TL (approx.2,30€).

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