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Heraklion to Istanbul flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Heraklion and Istanbul take, on average, 2 h and 19 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Heraklion with Istanbul found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High season According to search data from our customers, October is the busiest time to fly from Heraklion to Istanbul
Best time to book According to real data August is the most popular time to book a flight to Istanbul when departing from Heraklion

Cheap last minute flights to Istanbul

Latest deals and top flight routes from Heraklion airports.

Departure Thu, 07 Jul Return Mon, 11 Jul
HER Heraklion
IST Istanbul
return from £182
Departure Thu, 21 Jul Return Sun, 24 Jul
HER Heraklion
IST Istanbul
return from £166
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 21.4 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.05 GBP
Last checked on 02 July 2022
Train
Local, one-way ticket
72%

Trains in Istanbul are 72% cheaper than in Heraklion.

Heraklion
£1.29
Istanbul
£0.36
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
50%

A meal in Istanbul is 50% cheaper than a meal in Heraklion.

Heraklion
£6.87
Istanbul
£3.3
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
84%

A taxi fare in Istanbul is 84% cheaper than in Heraklion.

Heraklion
£3
Istanbul
£0.47
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
50%

Coffee in Istanbul is 50% cheaper than in Heraklion.

Heraklion
£2.54
Istanbul
£1.27
Heraklion airports
  • ( N. Kazantzakis Apt (HER)
    How far from city centre: 2 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: 444 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Heraklion to Istanbul

😷 Is it safe to travel from Heraklion 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 Heraklion. 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 Heraklion to Istanbul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Heraklion to Istanbul is 166£. 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 Heraklion?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.47 GBP, 84% cheaper than Heraklion, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 72% less in Istanbul: 0.36 GBP against 1.29 GBP in Heraklion. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.30 GBP in Istanbul, 52% less than the 6.87 GBP in Heraklion. The price of the coffee is around 50% cheaper in Istanbul, with an average of 1.27 GBP, while in Heraklion the coffee costs 2.54 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Heraklion to Istanbul?
The most popular months to book a trip from Heraklion to Istanbul are August, December and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Heraklion to Istanbul?
The best time of the year to go to Istanbul when flying from Heraklion depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, October is the top 1º month to fly to Istanbul from Heraklion in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, June, November and December are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Heraklion -  Istanbul.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Heraklion to Istanbul?
The total flight time between Heraklion and Istanbul is of around 02:19 hours on average, considering an average distance of 862 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 Heraklion?
While in Heraklion the temperatures can reach an average of 31.7 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 6.7 ºC average degrees reported in Heraklion. During the winter period, Heraklion can register 12.0 mm precipitation, while Istanbul have an average of 9.0 mm rain level.
Airlines with indirect flights from Heraklion to Istanbul are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Heraklion to Istanbul are:
  • Aegean Airlines, stoping in Athens for 100 minutes minimun.
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