2 valid Offers to Istanbul
Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,168 mi
20. Jan
BSL
Basel
26. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
2.48 CPM
58€
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Condor
ECO
1,255 mi
7. Jan
HAM
Hamburg
13. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
2.59 CPM
65€
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transavia
ECO
1,559 mi
8. Mar
NTE
Nantes
19. Mar
IST
Istanbul
2.66 CPM
83€
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Corendon Airlines
ECO
1,289 mi
7. Nov
DUS
Duesseldorf
21. Nov
SAW
Istanbul
2.72 CPM
70€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,565 mi
30. Oct
STN
London
8. Nov
SAW
Istanbul
2.78 CPM
87€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,266 mi
4. Nov
CPH
Copenhagen
7. Nov
SAW
Istanbul
3.00 CPM
76€
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ECO
1,289 mi
9. Nov
DUS
Duesseldorf
21. Nov
SAW
Istanbul
3.18 CPM
82€
kayak.com
ECO
1,262 mi
15. Nov
CGN
Cologne
19. Nov
SAW
Istanbul
3.21 CPM
81€
kayak.com
ECO
1,266 mi
14. Nov
DUS
Duesseldorf
18. Nov
IST
Istanbul
3.24 CPM
82€
kayak.com
Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,289 mi
13. Feb
DUS
Duesseldorf
16. Feb
SAW
Istanbul
3.30 CPM
85€
flug.idealo.de
Corendon Airlines
ECO
1,289 mi
8. Jan
DUS
Duesseldorf
22. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
3.30 CPM
85€
flug.idealo.de
Corendon Airlines
ECO
1,289 mi
5. Jan
DUS
Duesseldorf
17. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
3.30 CPM
85€
flug.idealo.de
Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,262 mi
9. Dec
CGN
Cologne
14. Dec
SAW
Istanbul
3.33 CPM
84€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,262 mi
10. Dec
CGN
Cologne
14. Dec
SAW
Istanbul
3.33 CPM
84€
flug.idealo.de
Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,396 mi
13. Jan
AMS
Amsterdam
29. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
3.33 CPM
93€
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Ryanair
ECO
1,856 mi
16. Oct
DUB
Dublin
17. Dec
SAW
Istanbul
3.34 CPM
124€
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Corendon Airlines
ECO
1,262 mi
7. Jan
CGN
Cologne
21. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
3.37 CPM
85€
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Corendon Airlines
ECO
1,262 mi
17. Jan
CGN
Cologne
24. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
3.41 CPM
86€
flug.idealo.de
Corendon Airlines
ECO
1,289 mi
13. Jan
DUS
Duesseldorf
20. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
3.41 CPM
88€
flug.idealo.de
Corendon Airlines
ECO
1,238 mi
24. Jan
CGN
Cologne
31. Jan
IST
Istanbul
3.43 CPM
85€
flug.idealo.de

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€).