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Istanbul Destination Guide

Flights To Istanbul

As you fly into Ataturk International Airport (IST), you can gaze out the plane window and behold the city of Istanbul, once home of the great Ottoman Empire. You can still see remnants of the Walls of Constantinople, as well as the city's numerous mosques, synagogues, palaces, elaborate churches, castles, and towers. Everywhere you look is one sightseeing adventure after another. Most people can't wait to head straight for the city's famous bazaars. At Sahaflar, the Spice Bazaar, Carsamba, or the Grand Bazaar, you can haggle over exotic clothing, rugs, spices, jewelry, and other trinkets. Everywhere you turn is a shopping opportunity that you won't want to miss.

Transportation from IST

You might want to search for hotels near Ataturk International to spend your first night in Turkey, as the airport is located about 15 miles west of Istanbul. Most of the major hotels offer free transportation to and from the airport. You can utilize a variety of transportation options to head into the city from the airport. The official taxis are located outside of the airport's terminal, and should offer the best fares. The airport shuttle service Havatas is located right outside the airport terminal in the second parking lane, and a shuttle leaves every half-hour. You can also utilize the underground metro at the airport to travel into the city. Metro tickets to Istanbul are cheap, but there are a numerous stairs to reach the underground train service, so you might want to avoid the metro if you are loaded down with luggage. Within the airport's terminal are numerous car rental kiosks as well.

Explore the Sites of Istanbul

At Travelocity, you will find numerous Istanbul vacation packages that combine your plane ticket, hotel room, and entertainment in one bundle. Get mobile exclusive deals on the Travelocity app, and have cheap flights to Istanbul at your fingertips. Before you know it, you can be in the city of sultans, exploring the grand Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque.

Istanbul Flights - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find cheap flights to Istanbul?

    We know you're looking for the best flights at the lowest fares, so we found some of the sweetest deals in town just for you. Check out the top flight deals to Istanbul. Act quickly and score yourself a bargain!\n\n* Aeroflot-Russian Airlines has a flight from to Istanbul departing on 6/14/19 and returning on 6/18/19 all for only $797.00 per person.* [Book these Aeroflot-Russian Airlines flights!](/go/flight/search/roundtrip/2019-06-14/2019-06-18?FromAirport=JFK&ToAirport=IST&Airline=SU&NumAdult=1)\n* Aeroflot-Russian Airlines has a flight from to Istanbul departing on 6/4/19 and returning on 6/7/19 all for only $913.00 per person.* [Book these Aeroflot-Russian Airlines flights!](/go/flight/search/roundtrip/2019-06-04/2019-06-07?FromAirport=MIA&ToAirport=IST&Airline=SU&NumAdult=1)\n* Delta has a flight from to Istanbul departing on 5/10/19 and returning on 5/13/19 all for only $939.00 per person.* [Book these Delta flights!](/go/flight/search/roundtrip/2019-05-10/2019-05-13?FromAirport=IAH&ToAirport=IST&Airline=DL&NumAdult=1)\n\n*Prices vary and will be updated when you view current flight availability results. Deals displayed here are based on flight pricing and availability as of April 15th, 2019 and may change as you get closer to the actual flight date. Deals displayed whose dates are in the past are no longer valid.\n
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly to Istanbul?

    Some of the most popular airlines flying to Istanbul are below. But before you check those out, we've got a secret for you. Did you know the airlines that fly to Istanbul most frequently could also have the lowest airfares? So aim for the airlines that fly to Istanbul most often and save a little extra on your next flight:\n\n* United Airlines Flies 237 flights per week between and Istanbul.\n* Delta Air Lines Flies 201 flight per week between and Istanbul.\n* American Airlines Flies 153 flights per week between and Istanbul.\n
  • Which hotels are located near airports or major attractions in Istanbul?

    We've put together a list of hotels in Istanbul close to airports and popular sights to see. Check out the hotels below. All of them are within proximity to must-see attractions and major airports in and around the city of Istanbul.\n\n* [Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class](https://www.travelocity.com/Istanbul-Hotels-Sultanhan-Hotel-Special-Class.h1388776.Hotel-Information): Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cemberlitas Bath and Hippodrome. Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar are also within 10 minutes. This hotel has a 4.00 star rating.\n* [Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus](https://www.travelocity.com/Istanbul-Hotels-Hilton-Istanbul-Bosphorus.h20867.Hotel-Information): Situated downtown, Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus is a 25-minute drive from Ataturk Airport. Guests can walk 15 minutes to Taksim Square, the city's hub, or drive 20 minutes to major sights like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, as well as the chaotic stalls o This hotel has a 5.00 star rating.\n* [The Ambassador Hotel](https://www.travelocity.com/Istanbul-Hotels-The-Ambassador-Hotel.h521388.Hotel-Information): Located in Sultanahmet, this spa hotel is steps from Le Arts Turcs and Basilica Cistern. Hagia Sophia Museum and Cagaloglu Hamami are also within 5 minutes. This hotel has a 3.50 star rating.\n* [Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Sisli](https://www.travelocity.com/Istanbul-Hotels-Radisson-Blu-Hotel.h6250043.Hotel-Information): Located in Sisli, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sisli Florence Nightingale Hospital and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre. Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace are also within 3 mi (5 km). This hotel has a 5.00 star rating.\n
  • What are the top attractions in Istanbul?

    Istanbul has over 213 points of interest for you to choose from. We suggest checking out Taksim Square and CNR Expo Center first because they are the most popular attractions in Istanbul. Don't forget about other highly recommended spots like Florya Beach, Bosphorus Bridge, and Topkapi Palace. Get out there and see what the city has to offer on your trip to Istanbul!
  • What are the top car rental deals?

    Get around Istanbul with ease after booking one of our great car hire deals. Check out our deals on the best car hires in Istanbul to get started:\n\n* Hyundai i10---a Compact car from Alamo---starting at only $26.00 per day.*\n* Citroen C1---a Compact car from Enterprise---starting at only $27.00 per day.*\n* Nissan Micra---a Compact car from National---starting at only $31.00 per day.*\n\n*Prices vary and will be updated when you view current car hire availability results. Deals displayed here are based on car hire pricing and availability as of April 15th, 2019 and may change as you get closer to the actual rental date. Deals displayed whose dates are in the past are no longer valid.\n

FAQs about Istanbul Flights

Which airlines fly to Istanbul?

Locked in the dates for your trip to Istanbul? With 5 airline companies servicing this city, you're bound to find a flight that ties in with your travel plans. Here are a few of the most popular carriers:

  • Japan Transocean Air
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
What airport is best to fly into Istanbul?

Istanbul has just one airport, which makes booking your flight to the city easy. Istanbul Airport (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) is about 31 miles (50 kilometers) from the downtown area.

Where to stay in Istanbul

The Kemer Country Hotel is the only property within close reach of Istanbul, so we suggest booking your room well before your vacation.

Places to visit in Istanbul

With several famous sights in Istanbul, it'd be a good idea to pack some comfy footwear. At the top of your travel program should be an outing to the Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome. After that, you might want to pick up the pace as you can't take off without dropping past the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.

Experience the fabulous flavors of this city by checking out places like Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace. If you have more time up your sleeve, Spice Bazaar and Taksim Square are worth seeing too.

See evidence an archaeological dig at Basilica Cistern. Like some more options? Whether you want to view the main prayer rooms or admire the outer design and minaret, you should go to Suleymaniye Mosque. And that's not all. During your adventures, you should stop and check out Chora Church, a local house of prayer. If you hope to go inside, make sure you inquire about visiting times first.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Istanbul

Make your flight to Istanbul a little bit easier by reading over these practical security tips:

  • Have your travel ID and boarding pass within easy reach. They'll be the first things you'll be instructed to produce by airport security staff.
  • You'll have to pause the tunes for a short while. Earphones and headphones need to be taken off and put in a tub for X-raying. The same goes for items such as keys and coins.
  • Electronics such as laptops, cameras and phones will need to be sent through the X-ray machine separately. Be sure to have them within easy reach.
  • When you approach the security checkpoint, you'll be asked to place all creams, gels and liquids in a separate bin for inspection. Make sure they're all stored in containers smaller than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and sealed in a clear zip-lock bag.
  • Construction boots and other cumbersome shoes are typically X-rayed by security personnel. It might be wise to wear lightweight sneakers instead.
  • Pack any multi-tools or other pointy items inside your checked luggage. Security won't allow these in carry-on baggage.
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