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Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
23% Trains are 23% more expensive in Moscow than in Istanbul.
Istanbul £0.43
Moscow £0.53
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
9% The average meal is 9% more expensive in Moscow than in Istanbul.
Istanbul £7.28
Moscow £7.94
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 114.44 RUB
1 RUB = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 11 June 2024
Distance: 1091 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
Moscow airports
Sheremetyevo (SVO) How far from city centre: 17 miles
Domodedovo (DME) How far from city centre: 27 miles
Vnukovo (VKO) How far from city centre: 18 miles
Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) How far from city centre: 24 miles
Bykovo (BKA) How far from city centre: 20 miles

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Tips for booking cheap flights from Istanbul to Moscow

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

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

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

Prices for tickets from Istanbul to Moscow 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.

3. Can I book last-minute flights from Istanbul to Moscow on Opodo?

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 Istanbul and Moscow, 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 Istanbul to Moscow 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 Istanbul to Moscow

How long does the flight take to go from Istanbul to Moscow?
The total flight time between Istanbul and Moscow is of around 03:28 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,829 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 Istanbul to Moscow at Opodo?
At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest flight available from Istanbul to Moscow. Considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys, our search engine works to provides always the best price with the best conditions.
Is Moscow expensive to visit compared to Istanbul?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Moscow costs an average of 2.07 GBP, 239% more expensive than Istanbul, with a fare of 0.61 GBP, while train tickets costs 23% more in Moscow: 0.53 GBP against 0.43 GBP in Istanbul. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 7.94 GBP in Moscow, 9% more than the 7.28 GBP in Istanbul. The price of the coffee is around 9% cheaper in Moscow, with an average of 2.10 GBP, while in Istanbul the coffee costs 2.30 GBP.
When is the best time to book a flight from Istanbul to Moscow?
The most popular months to book a trip from Istanbul to Moscow are December, November and October, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from Istanbul to Moscow?
The best time of the year to go to Moscow when flying from Istanbul depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Moscow from Istanbul in terms of searches from our customer, followed by October and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, April and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Istanbul - Moscow.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from Istanbul to Moscow?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Russia may apply when travelling from Istanbul. 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 Moscow compared to Istanbul?
While in Istanbul the temperatures can reach an average of 32.95 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 5.3 mm ,Moscow's temperatures can go up to 30.33 ºC during the hot season, with 12.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -18.2 ºC in Moscow, compared to the -0.3 ºC average degrees reported in Istanbul. During the winter period, Istanbul can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Moscow have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between Istanbul and Moscow?
The main airport route flying between Istanbul and Moscow is: Istanbul Airport (IST) to Vnukovo (VKO). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find Istanbul - Moscow flights between Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) to Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Onur Air.
Which are the airlines with flights from Istanbul to Moscow?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Istanbul to Moscow are:
  • LEAV Aviation.
  • Aeroflot.
  • Turkish Airlines.
Flight Duration 3 h and 28 m Flights between Istanbul and Moscow take, on average, 3 h and 28 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Departing Airport Istanbul Airport The airport Istanbul Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Istanbul and Moscow
Arriving Airport Vnukovo Flights departing Istanbul with Moscow as destination arrive at Vnukovo
High season December According to search data from our customers, December is the busiest time to fly from Istanbul to Moscow

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