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Flight Information between Sydney and Istanbul

distanceDistance9268 miles (14948 km)
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Flights from Sydney to Istanbul cover the 9268 miles (14948 km) long trip with our travel partners like. There are direct flight services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Sydney and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Flights from Sydney to Istanbul: Journey Details

Sydney to Istanbul flights take approximately 24 hours and involve one or more connections at locations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong or Singapore. Routes are operated on code-share bookings by Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Cathy Pacific, Virgin Australia and Etihad. Other routes are available with much longer journey times. Departures for the most direct routes take place from late afternoon until early evening.

Taking a Flight from Sydney

Sydney to Istanbul flights take-off from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, located 9 km South of the city. The airport is linked to Sydney by local trains with frequent departures, as well as hotel shuttle bus services and local buses. All three of Kingsford's terminals have car rental desks and taxi ranks. Sydney has an efficient public transport network of local trains, light railway trains, water ferries and bus routes, including several NightRide services.

Flying into Istanbul

Istanbul sits on the River Bosphorus and is bordered to the North by the Black Sea. This busy and vibrant city is full of history, with many archaeological and religious sites for visitors to explore. Visitors can also enjoy shopping in markets and souks, as well as dining on local delicacies from street stalls or high-end restaurants. Sydney to Istanbul flights land at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which lies 20 km to the West of the city, with the Metro, Light Rail, Express Buses, car rentals and taxis all providing links between the two. Istanbul's public transport network is made up of light railways, buses, water ferries and Dolmus minivans, operated by private companies.

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Flights from Sydney to Istanbul
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Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for flights from Sydney to Istanbul?

Travel between Sydney, Australia and Istanbul, Turkey by plane is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Turkey from Australia?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Australia

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Turkey from Sydney?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

When traveling in Turkey, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight from Sydney to Istanbul before traveling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Istanbul, Turkey to Sydney, Australia?

The restriction level for your return flight to Sydney, Australia from Istanbul is: Restricted.

Is my return flight into Sydney from Istanbul restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Australia from Istanbul?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • State and territory governments, with support from the Australian Government, manage quarantine arrangements
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Sydney, Australia?

The government of Australia has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 10/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Sydney from Istanbul closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the distance between Sydney and Istanbul by plane?
The flight distance from Sydney to Istanbul is around 9268 miles (14948 km).
When taking a flight from Sydney to Istanbul, which airport in Sydney do I fly out of and which airport in Istanbul do I arrive in?

Omio customers who book cheap flights for this route most frequently fly from Sydney   to Istanbul Airport.

Where is the departure airport in Sydney located? Where is the arrival airport in Istanbul located?

The most popular departure airport with passengers for this route, called Sydney, is located 5 miles (8 km) from the city center of Sydney.

The most popular arrival airport, Istanbul Airport, is located 20 miles (32 km) away from the city center of Istanbul. You can check what public transit connections, taxi services or airport shuttle service options are available to take you from Istanbul Airport to the city center in Istanbul.

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