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Ankara to Istanbul flights

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Departure Fri, 23 Apr Return Sun, 25 Apr
ANK Ankara
IST Istanbul
return from £24
Departure Wed, 05 May Return Wed, 05 May
ANK Ankara
IST Istanbul
return from £30
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 11.24 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.09 GBP
Last checked on 15 April 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
0%

A train in Istanbul costs roughly the same as in Ankara.

Ankara
£0.31
Istanbul
£0.31
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
1%

The average meal is 1% more expensive in Istanbul than in Ankara.

Ankara
£2.68
Istanbul
£2.72
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
9%

Taxis are 9% more expensive in Istanbul than in Ankara.

Ankara
£0.45
Istanbul
£0.49
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
6%

Coffee is 6% more expensive in Istanbul than in Ankara.

Ankara
£1.24
Istanbul
£1.32
Ankara airports
  • ( Etismegut Havalimani (ANK)
    How far from city centre: 48 miles
  • ( Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB)
    How far from city centre: 48 miles
Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
K Distance: 212 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Ankara to Istanbul

😷 Is it safe to travel from Ankara to Istanbul during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Turkey may apply when travelling from Ankara. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from Ankara to Istanbul?
The average price to go from Ankara to Istanbul is of 28.46 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Ankara to Istanbul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Ankara to Istanbul is 24£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Istanbul expensive to visit compared to Ankara?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.46 GBP, the same as in Ankara, while train tickets are cheaper, but cost the same in both Istanbul and Ankara: 0.32 GBP. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.76 GBP in both Istanbul and Ankara. The price of the coffee is around 6% more expensive in Istanbul, with an average of 1.35 GBP , while in Ankara the coffee costs 1.27 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Ankara to Istanbul?
The most popular months to book a trip from Ankara to Istanbul are December, June and September, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Ankara to Istanbul?
The best time of the year to go to Istanbul when flying from Ankara depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Istanbul from Ankara in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and February. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, October and July are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Ankara -  Istanbul.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Ankara to Istanbul?
The total flight time between Ankara and Istanbul is of around 01:07 hours on average, considering an average distance of 353 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🛄 Which airports have flights between Ankara and Istanbul?
The main airport route flying between Ankara and Istanbul is: Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB) to Istanbul Airport (IST). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Ukraine Intl Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Ankara - Istanbul flights between Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB) to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Pegasus Airlines.
  • Turkish Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from Ankara to Istanbul?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Ankara to Istanbul are:
  • Pegasus Airlines.
  • Turkish Airlines.
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