How to Travel to Istanbul by Air?

Istanbul has two international airports. International Istanbul Ataturk Airport is located in Yesilkoy on the European side (25 km. from the city centre) and International Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located in Kurtkoy on the Asian side.

Istanbul Filghts

International

There are many scheduled direct and cheap flights to Istanbul, Turkey from the many European countries and world major cities. Major airlines include:

  • Turkish Airlines — (Istanbul 0212 444 08 49 / UK 020 7766 93 00 – www.thy.com)
  • British Airways — (Istanbul 0212 317 66 00 / UK 08708 50 98 50 – www.britishairways.com)

Domestic

There are a lot of direct flights to Istanbul Airports from all airports in Turkey. Major airlines include:

  • Turkish Airlines — www.thy.com
  • Atlasjet— www.atlasjet.com.tr
  • Onur Air — www.onurair.com.tr
  • Pegasus Airlines — twww.flypgs.com
  • SunExpress — www.sunexpress.com.tr

Istanbul Airports

Ataturk International

Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is located about 25km west of Istanbul’s city centre. The Havas Airport Shuttle Buses operating to Taksim and many districts is the best way to get into the city. (The Havas Airport Shuttle buses to leave every 30 minutes from 6am-11pm. more info on www.havas.com.tr)

If you are arriving earlier than the tour start date and have not booked an airport transfer, the easiest way to get to the hotel is by taxi. The day time fare will cost approximately 30TL, but after midnight it will cost around 50-55TL.

Contact Details

Phone : +90 (0212) 465 30 00
Web : www.ataturkairport.com

Sabiha Gokcen

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul and is much further from Istanbul’s city centre. The Havas Airport Shuttle Buses operating to Taksim and many districts is the best way to get into the city.

The Havas Airport Shuttle buses to leave every 30 minutes from 6am-11pm. more info on www.havas.com.tr

Contact Details

Phone : +90 (0216) 585 50 00
Web : www.sgairport.com