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Sun, 17 Mar SAW - ATH
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£340 £335
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Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
56% Trains in Istanbul are 56% cheaper than in Athens.
Athens £1.02
Istanbul £0.45
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
43% A meal in Istanbul is 43% cheaper than a meal in Athens.
Athens £12.81
Istanbul £7.32
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 39.06 TRY
1 TRY = 0.03 GBP
Last checked on 21 February 2024
Distance: 349 miles
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

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1. What can I do to save money when booking flights from Athens to Istanbul?

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By following these strategies, you can efficiently save money when booking flights from Athens to Istanbul, ensuring a more economical and enjoyable journey.

2. Can the price of my tickets from Athens to Istanbul change during the booking process?

Prices for tickets from Athens to Istanbul may fluctuate while you are in the process of booking. While this isn't a common occurrence, it can happen because Opodo operates as an online travel agency, and ticket prices and availability are ultimately determined by the airlines. Therefore, if the airline adjusts prices or if the available tickets are depleted while you are making your reservation, you will receive confirmation within 48 hours after your ticket purchase.

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When booking a flight, you may encounter situations where your desired travel date is unavailable or the flight price has increased beyond your budget. Rest assured, Opodo offers a solution. Explore our last-minute flight deals to find affordable options, especially if you have flexibility with your travel dates. Whether you need to depart on short notice or simply want to discover the cheapest day to fly between Athens and Istanbul, our last-minute flights section has you covered.

4. How to make my reservation through the Opodo search engine?

Opodo provides you with all the useful information about the flights covering the route between Athens to Istanbul airports. Preparing for your trip is very easy! All you have to do is enter into Opodo search engine your departure and destination airports, the dates of travel, and the number of passengers. A list of all available flights will appear on your screen in a matter of seconds! For your convenience, you can sort it according to your preferences, such as time, price, or duration of the trip.


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Frequently asked questions about flights from Athens to 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 can I find cheap flights from Athens to Istanbul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Athens to Istanbul is 40£. 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 0.51 GBP, 85% cheaper than Athens, with a fare of 3.42 GBP, while train tickets costs 56% less in Istanbul: 0.45 GBP against 1.02 GBP in Athens. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 7.32 GBP in Istanbul, 43% less than the 12.81 GBP in Athens. The price of the coffee is around 33% cheaper in Istanbul, with an average of 1.95 GBP, while in Athens the coffee costs 2.90 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.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from Athens to Istanbul?
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 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.
Flight Duration 1 h and 29 m Flights between Athens and Istanbul take, on average, 1 h and 29 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £40 Cheapest price for a flight between Athens and Istanbul found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport E. Venizelos The airport E. Venizelos is the departure airport operating flights between Athens and Istanbul
Arriving Airport Istanbul Airport Flights departing Athens with Istanbul as destination arrive at Istanbul Airport

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