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Athens to Istanbul flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Athens and Istanbul take, on average, 1 h and 29 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Athens with Istanbul found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport E. Venizelos is the departure airport operating flights between Athens and Istanbul
Arriving AirportFlights departing Athens with Istanbul as destination arrives at Istanbul Airport

Cheap last minute flights to Istanbul

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Departure Wed, 10 Nov Return Sun, 14 Nov
ATH Athens
IST Istanbul
return from £78
Departure Mon, 15 Nov Return Mon, 22 Nov
ATH Athens
IST Istanbul
return from £71
Flight route information
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 13.33 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.08 GBP
Last checked on 25 October 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
70%

Trains in Istanbul are 70% cheaper than in Athens.

Athens
£1.1
Istanbul
£0.3
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
64%

A meal in Istanbul is 64% cheaper than a meal in Athens.

Athens
£8.46
Istanbul
£3.03
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
85%

A taxi fare in Istanbul is 85% cheaper than in Athens.

Athens
£2.96
Istanbul
£0.44
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
49%

Coffee in Istanbul is 49% cheaper than in Athens.

Athens
£2.39
Istanbul
£1.23
Athens airports
  • ( E. Venizelos (ATH)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
K Distance: 349 miles

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Find cheap flights from Athens to Istanbul with the Opodo search engine. Whether it’s on business, for a relaxing holiday or to visit loved ones, you will find all the best deals on flights from Athens with Opodo, featuring cheap flights by all the top low cost and standard airlines. By simply entering your preferences in our speedy search engine, a large selection of options will be returned from which you just need to select the best deal that works for you. We’ll do the rest! Alternatively, if you are flexible on dates or an early bird, discover the cheapest day to fly from Athens to Istanbul to ensure you get the best price. Find exclusive discounts by downloading the Opodo App and subscribing to our newsletter to stay in touch with the best offers on flights, hotels and more. Finally, don’t forget to book a hotel or car hire to complete your journey, all of which you will find on Opodo, your one-stop travel shop. Then just sit back and relax and enjoy your holidays!

Frequent asked questions about flights from Athens to Istanbul

😷 Is it safe to travel from Athens 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 Athens. 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 can I find cheap flights from Athens to Istanbul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Athens to Istanbul is 71£. 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 Athens?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.44 GBP, 85% cheaper than Athens, with a fare of 2.96 GBP, while train tickets costs 73% less in Istanbul: 0.30 GBP against 1.10 GBP in Athens. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.03 GBP in Istanbul, 64% less than the 8.46 GBP in Athens. The price of the coffee is around 49% cheaper in Istanbul, with an average of 1.23 GBP, while in Athens the coffee costs 2.39 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Athens to Istanbul?
The most popular months to book a trip from Athens to Istanbul are December, July and January, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Athens to Istanbul?
The best time of the year to go to Istanbul when flying from Athens depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Istanbul from Athens in terms of searches from our customer, followed by October and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, November, May and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Athens -  Istanbul.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Athens to Istanbul?
The total flight time between Athens and Istanbul is of around 01:29 hours on average, considering an average distance of 585 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Istanbul compared to Athens?
While in Athens the temperatures can reach an average of 35.31 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 5.3 mm ,Istanbul's temperatures can go up to 32.95 ºC during the hot season, with 5.3 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -0.3 ºC in Istanbul, compared to the 2.15 ºC average degrees reported in Athens. During the winter period, Athens can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Istanbul have an average of 9.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Athens and Istanbul?
The main airport route flying between Athens and Istanbul is: E. Venizelos (ATH) to Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Aegean Airlines.
  • Olympic Air.
  • Alternatively, you can find Athens - Istanbul flights between E. Venizelos (ATH) to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Pegasus Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from Athens to Istanbul?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Athens to Istanbul are:
  • Aegean Airlines.
  • Pegasus Airlines.
  • Turkish Airlines.
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