The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 12 flights that leave Athens for Istanbul every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||348 miles (561 km)|
|Average flight duration||1 h 20 min|
|Average plane ticket price||$202 (€187)|
|Airlines||pegasus, Turkish Airlines, tarom or Aegean Airlines|
Flights from Athens to Istanbul cover the 348 miles (561 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 20 min with our travel partners like pegasus, Turkish Airlines, tarom or Aegean Airlines. There are direct flight services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $202 (€187), you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as $143 (€132). Travelers depart most frequently from Athens International Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.
Travel from Athens to Istanbul from $143 (€132) with Omio’s flight partners Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.
Turkish Airlines is Turkey’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy Class, Comfort Class, Business Class or All-Inclusive-Ticket for your next flight from Athens to Istanbul.
If you're looking for cheap Turkish Airlines tickets from Athens to Istanbul, check out Omio! With one-way Athens to Istanbul plane ticket prices starting as low as $374 (€346) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Istanbul from Athens by showing you the latest Turkish Airlines offers, flight schedules and tickets for this 348 miles (561 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with Turkish Airlines. If you search for Turkish Airlines tickets from Athens to Istanbul in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the flight. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest flight between Athens and Istanbul on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect flight with Turkish Airlines so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.
Aegean Airlines is Greece’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy and Business tickets for your next flight between Athens and Istanbul.
One of the best ways to travel between Athens and Istanbul is by taking a flight with Aegean Airlines. Omio helps you find the ideal Aegean Airlines flight between Athens and Istanbul by showing you Aegean Airlines current flight schedules and timetables, the plane tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like baggage allowance) and the best prices for this Athens to Istanbul journey. You can expect to travel 348 miles (561 km) from Athens to Istanbul on a flight with Aegean Airlines. If you are using the Omio app to search for flights from Athens to Istanbul, you can check straight away if the Aegean Airlines ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the airport. Once you’ve found that perfect flight, book your Aegean Airlines plane ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip between Athens and Istanbul!
There are numerous daily flights from Athens to Istanbul. Flights between these two capital cities are direct or indirect and take between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 5 hours and 55 minutes. The airlines traveling this route include, but are not limited to, national carriers Turkish Airlines and Olympic Airlines, low-cost flyer Pegasus Airlines, Aegean Airlines, and Egypt Air. Direct flights are fastest, and there are between 8 and 9 daily direct flights along this route.
National carriers Turkish Airlines and Olympic Airlines, low-cost flyer Pegasus Airlines, as well as Aegean Airlines, and Egypt Air fly from Athens to Istanbul daily. These 5 airlines tend to offer the fastest flights available overall. Pegasus and Aegean typically have the fastest flight time on their morning and evening flights.
Passengers can expect flying from Athens to Istanbul to take between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 5 hours and 55 minutes. Direct flights are faster, although some efficient indirect flights are available with one short stopover on the way to Istanbul.
There are usually between 8 and 9 direct flights each day, and numerous more indirect options are available. Direct flights are evenly scheduled throughout the day. The daily timetable starts just before 6:00 a.m. Monday through Sunday with Aegean Airlines, and the last departure of the day is typically around 10:25 p.m. Flight frequency and departure times don't vary considerably across weekdays and weekends.
Departure airport: Flights depart from Athens International Airport, Athens main airport, with two terminals, free WiFi and a range of shopping and dining experiences for passengers waiting for flights. Athens Airport is on Metro Line 3 and it takes roughly 1 hour to reach the airport from central Athens.
Arrival airport: Flights arrive at one of two Istanbul airports: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. Ataturk Airport is roughly 12 miles from central Istanbul and takes 45 minutes on the Metro and Tram systems. Sabiha Gokcen is roughly 90 minutes away from central Istanbul via Airport shuttle.
Travel by plane between Athens, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
The government of Turkey has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 8/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight from Athens to Istanbul closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from Istanbul to Athens is: Fully open
Reentry to Greece is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
What are the requirements?
The government of Greece has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 8/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your flight to Athens from Istanbul here.
Omio customers most frequently book their flights from Athens International Airport to Istanbul Airport.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their flights from Athens International Airport and need to travel around 26 miles (41.9 km) from the city center to get to this airport.
Passengers arriving in Istanbul most often land in Istanbul Airport and need to travel about 28.3 miles (45.7 km) from this airport to reach the city center. You can check for public transit connections, airport shuttles or taxi service options available from Istanbul Airport to get you to the city center of Istanbul.
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