3 valid Offers to Istanbul
transavia
ECO
1,559 mi
6. Feb
NTE
Nantes
9. Feb
IST
Istanbul
2.50 CPM
78€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,360 mi
13. Dec
CRL
Charleroi
16. Dec
SAW
Istanbul
3.49 CPM
95€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,255 mi
18. Jan
HAM
Hamburg
25. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
3.63 CPM
91€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,262 mi
7. Dec
CGN
Cologne
17. Dec
SAW
Istanbul
3.65 CPM
92€
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Air France
ECO
2,002 mi
4. Dec
LIS
Lisbon
11. Dec
IST
Istanbul
3.77 CPM
151€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,385 mi
11. Dec
ARN
Stockholm
14. Dec
SAW
Istanbul
3.86 CPM
107€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,120 mi
8. Jan
ZRH
Zurich
15. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
3.88 CPM
87€
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KLM
ECO
1,833 mi
2. Dec
DUB
Dublin
9. Dec
IST
Istanbul
3.90 CPM
143€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,168 mi
5. Nov
BSL
Basel
12. Nov
SAW
Istanbul
3.90 CPM
91€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,289 mi
12. Mar
DUS
Duesseldorf
19. Mar
SAW
Istanbul
3.92 CPM
101€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,266 mi
28. Nov
CPH
Copenhagen
3. Dec
SAW
Istanbul
3.95 CPM
100€
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British Airways
ECO
1,548 mi
10. Jan
LON
London
14. Jan
IST
Istanbul
4.01 CPM
124€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,219 mi
18. Jan
HAJ
Hannover
2. Feb
SAW
Istanbul
4.18 CPM
102€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,712 mi
29. Feb
MAD
Madrid
6. Mar
SAW
Istanbul
4.23 CPM
145€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,086 mi
26. Jan
SXF
Berlin
31. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
4.24 CPM
92€
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KLM
ECO
1,833 mi
11. Dec
DUB
Dublin
26. Dec
IST
Istanbul
4.31 CPM
158€
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Aegean Airlines
ECO
1,346 mi
6. Dec
BRU
Brussels
13. Dec
IST
Istanbul
4.42 CPM
119€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,118 mi
19. Nov
STR
Stuttgart
21. Nov
SAW
Istanbul
4.43 CPM
99€
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Pegasus Airlines
ECO
1,181 mi
14. Jan
FRA
Frankfurt
20. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
4.49 CPM
106€
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Corendon Airlines
ECO
1,000 mi
6. Jan
MUC
Munich
12. Jan
SAW
Istanbul
4.70 CPM
94€
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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€).