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from Zurich to Istanbul

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Istanbul on Dec 10 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:45AMZurich Airport2h50 04:35PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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$1391One-way
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11:45AMZurich Airport2h50 04:35PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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$1391One-way
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02:40PMZurich Airport5h30 10:10PMIstanbul Airport
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$3041One-way
12:15PMZurich Airport7h55 10:10PMIstanbul Airport
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$3041One-way
07:10PMZurich Airport13h30 10:40AMIstanbul Airport
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$2931One-way

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Fri
Dec 10
$139pegasus
Sun
Dec 12
$107Turkish Airlines
Mon
Dec 13
$142pegasus
Tue
Dec 14
$110Turkish Airlines
Wed
Dec 15
$180Air Serbia
Thu
Dec 16
$180Air Serbia
Fri
Dec 17
$230Air Serbia
Sat
Dec 18
$230Air Serbia
Sun
Dec 19
$226pegasus
Mon
Dec 20
$230Air Serbia
Tue
Dec 21
$227pegasus
Wed
Dec 22
$278Air Serbia
Thu
Dec 23
$278Air Serbia
Fri
Dec 24
$321Air Serbia
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Dec 25
$203Air Serbia
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Dec 26
$229Air Serbia
Mon
Dec 27
$175Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
Dec 28
$177Air Serbia
Wed
Dec 29
$200Turkish Airlines

Travel Information between Zurich and Istanbul

distanceDistance1095 miles (1766 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $83 (€69) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiespegasus

Take a flight to travel 1095 miles (1766 km) from Zurich to Istanbul. Pegasus is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to Istanbul.

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FAQs

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

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.

Can I enter Turkey if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

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 measures do I need to follow in Istanbul, Turkey due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 12/7/21; 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 from Zurich to Istanbul.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Zurich, Switzerland from Istanbul, Turkey due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Turkey is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Istanbul, Turkey?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. 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 Zurich from Istanbul here.

How do I travel from Zurich to Istanbul?

You can go from Zurich to Istanbul by flight.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Istanbul?

The fastest way to travel from Zurich to Istanbul is by flight, which requires on average 2 h 45 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Zurich to Istanbul?

Istanbul is approximately 1095 miles (1766 km) away from Zurich.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Zurich to Istanbul?

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

  • Flights from Zurich to Istanbul most often leave from Zurich Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Which travel operators can get me to Istanbul from Zurich?

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

  • Travel with pegasus for flights to Istanbul. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for pegasus Zurich to Istanbul tickets on Omio for $83 (€69).

Is it possible to travel directly from Zurich to Istanbul?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with pegasus or Turkish Airlines.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Zurich to Istanbul?

Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to Istanbul? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to Istanbul usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Berlin or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Berlin or Munich from Istanbul, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How far in advance should I purchase my Zurich to Istanbul one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $83 (€69) one way on average.

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

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