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from Istanbul to Athens

You can get from Istanbul to Athens by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Istanbul to Athens on Jan 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport1h25 10:30AMAthens International Airport
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$891One-way
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04:50PMIstanbul Airport1h30 05:20PMAthens International Airport
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$811One-way
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07:40PMIstanbul Airport1h25 08:05PMAthens International Airport
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$3371One-way
07:55AMIstanbul Airport1h25 08:20AMAthens International Airport
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02:40PMIstanbul Airport1h25 03:05PMAthens International Airport
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$3371One-way

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$81Aegean Airlines
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Jan 23
$64pegasus
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$42Aegean Airlines
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$77pegasus
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$60Aegean Airlines
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$77pegasus
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$61Aegean Airlines
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Travel Information from Istanbul to Athens

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $94 (€78) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiespegasus

Travel 348 miles (561 km) by flight to Athens from Istanbul. Pegasus is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Istanbul to Athens.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Istanbul to Athens

Travel to Athens easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Istanbul to Athens.
FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Greece due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Istanbul to Athens?

International travel from Istanbul, Turkey to Athens, Greece is: Partially open.

Can I enter Greece if coming from Turkey?

Entry into Greece is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Athens if traveling from Istanbul?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Athens, Greece due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Greece must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Athens from Istanbul.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Istanbul, Turkey from Athens, Greece?

The restriction level for your return to Istanbul, Turkey from Greece is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Istanbul from Athens restricted?

Entry into Turkey is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Istanbul from Athens?

Conditions of reentry into Turkey:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

You should observe these safety measures in Turkey as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Turkey was last checked on 1/20/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Istanbul from Athens closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Athens from Istanbul?

You can get from Istanbul to Athens by flight.

What is the fastest way to get from Istanbul to Athens?

The fastest way to travel between Istanbul and Athens is by flight, which requires on average 1 h 25 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Istanbul to Athens?

The Istanbul to Athens distance is around 348 miles (561 km).

When traveling from Istanbul to Athens, where do I depart from Istanbul and where do I arrive in Athens?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Istanbul to Athens:

  • Flights mostly depart from Istanbul Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.

Which travel companies can take me from Istanbul to Athens?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Istanbul to Athens, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with pegasus for flights to Athens. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for pegasus Istanbul to Athens tickets on Omio for $94 (€78).

Is it possible to travel directly from Istanbul to Athens?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Istanbul to Athens:

  • You can book a direct flight with Aegean Airlines or pegasus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Athens as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Istanbul to Athens.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Istanbul to Athens?

Omio customers who travel from Istanbul to Athens often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Paris or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Athens and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I purchase a ticket from Istanbul to Athens online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Istanbul to Athens, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost on average $94 (€78) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Istanbul to Athens online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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