World's Hippest City awaits with cheap flights to Istanbul

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Air Franceoutbound: 16-May-2019
1 stop (11h20m)
Air France
KLMreturn: 21-May-2019
1 stop (6h20m)
KLM
Lufthansaoutbound: 23-Feb-2020
1 stop (8h50m)
Lufthansa
Lufthansareturn: 01-Mar-2020
1 stop (6h35m)
Lufthansa
Pegasus Airlinesoutbound: 20-Nov-2019
direct (4h10m)
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlinesreturn: 24-Nov-2019
direct (4h25m)
Pegasus Airlines
Ukraine Intl Airlinesoutbound: 29-May-2019
1 stop (13h40m)
Ukraine Intl Airlines
Ukraine Intl Airlinesreturn: 05-Jun-2019
1 stop (7h20m)
Ukraine Intl Airlines
Flybeoutbound: 30-Apr-2019
1 stop (10h40m)
Flybe
Aegean Airlinesreturn: 07-May-2019
1 stop (9h25m)
Aegean Airlines
Turkish Airlinesoutbound: 06-Jun-2019
direct (3h50m)
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlinesreturn: 13-Jun-2019
direct (4h10m)
Turkish Airlines
Pegasus Airlinesoutbound: 27-Jan-2020
direct (3h45m)
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlinesreturn: 03-Feb-2020
direct (4h05m)
Pegasus Airlines
Aegean Airlinesoutbound: 27-Jan-2020
1 stop (19h35m)
Aegean Airlines
British Airwaysreturn: 03-Feb-2020
direct (4h05m)
British Airways
KLMoutbound: 23-May-2019
1 stop (9h05m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 26-May-2019
1 stop (17h30m)
KLM
Aegean Airlinesoutbound: 26-Jun-2019
1 stop (7h30m)
Aegean Airlines
Onur Airreturn: 30-Jun-2019
1 stop (8h15m)
Onur Air
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Istanbul guide: how to get there, what to see

Distance from Istanbul city centre
13 mi
21 mi

Flights to Istanbul: practical information

Cheap airlines to Istanbul

Most flights will arrive in Istanbul via Ataturk Airport (IST), just 20km west of Istanbul. The best way to reach the city is by express bus. Alternatively, many low cost airlines flies to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW).

When to book flights to Istanbul

If you think Istanbul has nice weather all year long, forget it. While the summers are nice and hot here, the winters can get bitterly cold (with snow!) and wet. Spring arrives in May, a perfect time to head to the city. Autumn in September is also very pleasant weather wise.

  • Peak season: From May to October.
  • Low season: Generally winter means cheap tickets to Istanbul.

Flight duration

Flights to Istanbul take 3h 50min from London.

Experience Istanbul: what to see, what to do

A delightful blend of modern Asian and European with a twist of history added is a way to describe Istanbul. Istanbul is a unique choice, but one you won't soon forget. If you're looking for real experiences while on holidays in Istanbul, head to the bath houses, also called hammams.

Essentials in Istanbul

Aya Sofia: This ancient Christian church is an architectural marvel. Since 1934 it has stopped being a place of worship and instead is visited and admired by millions every year.

Blue Mosque: This was the Muslim's response to the Christian's Aya Sofia. As for the name? It refers to the blue tiles used for the mosaics, a charming feature. With six minarets, it's one of the only mosques to have so many away from Mecca.

Grand Bazaar: Time for shopping! The Grand Bazaar is an assault on all your senses, so be prepared. Winding around street corners, lit up by oil lamps, spices, vendors yelling their best prices. Why not get a Istanbul car hire to carry all that shopping for you?

Hammams: There is at least one main bath house in each of the city's districts. Order yourself a scrubbing or a massage or simply soak in the tub or hit the sauna!

Find more information on Istanbul Tourism Board.

Accommodations in Istanbul

Finding a hotel in Istanbul is never really a problem. There are plenty of youth hostels with roof terrace bars that overlook the mighty Bosphorus River. Most of the city's hotels are located in Sultanahmet, the closest area to the most tourist attractions and monuments.

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Pegasus Airlinesoutbound: 27-Jan-2020
direct (3h45m)
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlinesreturn: 03-Feb-2020
direct (4h05m)
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlinesoutbound: 20-Nov-2019
direct (4h10m)
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlinesreturn: 24-Nov-2019
direct (4h25m)
Pegasus Airlines
Lufthansaoutbound: 23-Feb-2020
1 stop (8h50m)
Lufthansa
Lufthansareturn: 01-Mar-2020
1 stop (6h35m)
Lufthansa
KLMoutbound: 27-Jan-2020
1 stop (7h40m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 03-Feb-2020
1 stop (17h35m)
KLM
Air Franceoutbound: 11-Sep-2019
1 stop (19h)
Air France
KLMreturn: 19-Sep-2019
1 stop (25h40m)
KLM
KLMoutbound: 14-Jun-2019
1 stop (20h30m)
KLM
KLMreturn: 21-Jun-2019
1 stop (17h45m)
KLM
Ryanairoutbound: 29-Apr-2019
1 stop (8h35m)
Ryanair
Pegasus Airlinesreturn: 06-May-2019
1 stop (8h55m)
Pegasus Airlines
Middle East Airlinesoutbound: 04-May-2019
direct (1h50m)
Middle East Airlines
Middle East Airlinesreturn: 09-May-2019
direct (1h45m)
Middle East Airlines
Aegean Airlinesoutbound: 14-Oct-2019
1 stop (12h)
Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlinesreturn: 21-Oct-2019
1 stop (20h20m)
Aegean Airlines
Air Franceoutbound: 11-Jun-2019
2 stops (18h55m)
Air France
KLMreturn: 14-Jun-2019
1 stop (18h35m)
KLM
Air Franceoutbound: 11-May-2019
1 stop (16h35m)
Air France
Air Francereturn: 18-May-2019
1 stop (13h20m)
Air France