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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 Sep 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:50PMIstanbul Airport1h25 05:15PMAthens International Airport
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$821One-way
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03:50PMIstanbul Airport1h25 05:15PMAthens International Airport
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$821One-way
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04:25PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport1h30 05:55PMAthens International Airport
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$1161One-way

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Tue
Sep 21
$124Aegean Airlines
Wed
Sep 22
$82Aegean Airlines
Thu
Sep 23
$111pegasus
Fri
Sep 24
$90pegasus
Sat
Sep 25
$124Aegean Airlines
Sun
Sep 26
$90pegasus
Mon
Sep 27
$62pegasus
Tue
Sep 28
$74pegasus
Wed
Sep 29
$74pegasus
Thu
Sep 30
$69pegasus
Fri
Oct 1
$111pegasus
Sat
Oct 2
$62pegasus
Sun
Oct 3
$69pegasus
Mon
Oct 4
$65pegasus
Tue
Oct 5
$80Turkish Airlines
Wed
Oct 6
$72pegasus
Thu
Oct 7
$62Aegean Airlines
Fri
Oct 8
$82Turkish Airlines
Sat
Oct 9
$89pegasus
Sun
Oct 10
$64pegasus
Mon
Oct 11
$69pegasus

Travel Information to Athens from Istanbul

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $94 (€75) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiespegasus

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

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Athens, Greece from Istanbul, Turkey?

Travel between Istanbul, Turkey and Athens, Greece is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Turkey enter Greece?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Athens from Istanbul?

Conditions of entry into Greece:

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Athens, Greece?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Greece has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 9/8/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Istanbul to Athens.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Istanbul, Turkey from Greece is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Istanbul, Turkey from Athens, Greece?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Istanbul from Athens?

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Istanbul, Turkey regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Turkey must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Istanbul from Athens here.

What are the ways to get from Istanbul to Athens?

You can get from Istanbul to Athens by flight.

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

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

How far is it from Istanbul to Athens?

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

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 from Istanbul to Athens most often leave 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 (€75).
Is there a way to travel directly from Istanbul to Athens?

Yes, there is a direct service from Istanbul to Athens:

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

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Istanbul to Athens ends?
Your trip from Istanbul to Athens doesn't have to end in Athens. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Berlin. If you’d like to add Rome, Paris or Berlin to your Istanbul to Athens tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Athens today!
How early should I purchase Istanbul to Athens tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Istanbul to Athens, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $94 (€75) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Istanbul to Athens tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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