Flights from Athens to Istanbul

Selected fares from Athens to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
ATH IST Tue, Jun 23 - Fri, Jun 26 $167
ATH IST Tue, Sep 15 - Sat, Sep 19 $193
ATH IST Tue, Jun 2 - Wed, Jun 10 $299
ATH IST Thu, Oct 1 - Sat, Oct 3 $525
ATH IST Thu, Oct 1 - Sat, Oct 3 $529
ATH IST Thu, Jun 25 - Tue, Jun 30 $632
ATH IST Thu, Oct 1 - Sat, Oct 3 $785
ATH IST Tue, Sep 15 - Sat, Sep 19 $3,621
ATH IST Thu, Oct 1 - Sat, Oct 3 $4,628
ATH IST Tue, Sep 15 - Sat, Sep 19 $7,162

Athens and Istanbul airports and terminals

Airports in Athens , GR

map of airports in Athens
  • 1

    Eleftherios Venizelos airport (ATH)

    Distance from City Center: 12.2 miles

    Carriers for flights from ATH to IST

    Carriers
    Aegean Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
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Airports in Istanbul , TR

map of airports in Istanbul
  • 1

    Ataturk airport (IST)

    Distance from City Center: 8.6 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from ATH to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines
  • 2

    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

    Distance from City Center: 19 miles

    Carriers for flights from ATH to SAW

    Carriers
    Pegasus Airlines
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June

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from Athens to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jun 22 Athens (ATH) Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines $167
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Return Thu, Jun 25 Istanbul (IST) Athens (ATH) Turkish Airlines
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July

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from Athens to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jul 31 Athens (ATH) Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines $214
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Return Sat, Aug 8 Istanbul (IST) Athens (ATH) Turkish Airlines
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August

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Athens to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Aug 1 Athens (ATH) Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines $214
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Leave Sat, Aug 1 Athens (ATH) Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines $214
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Flights to Istanbul

Flying out of Athens

Sometimes trying to find cheap airfare can be a challenging task, but Orbtiz.com makes searching through multiple airlines easy by comparing an assortment of airlines fares at the same time. This gives the budget-conscious traveler several options and makes it easy to find and book cheap flights from Athens.

Athens Major Airport

The major airport serving Athens is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, which is located about 22 miles from downtown Athens. Several major airlines service the airport, including Delta, US Airways, British Airways, KLM, Aeroflot, Air France, United, American, and several more. Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air use Athens as a major hub. At Orbitz.com, travelers can compare the prices from most of these airlines, so they receive the best deals and options that suit their needs.

Parking Options at the Airport

The airport has several parking options, including short-term parking, long-term parking, and valet parking. The first 20 minutes are free in the short-term and long-term lots, which is ideal for dropping off passengers. A free shuttle bus will transport passengers to and from the airport terminals.

Transportation to the Airport

Several options are available for people to get to the airport, including taxis, the metro, rental cars, and buses. Taxis do not charge a flat rate as in some cities; instead they charge a metered rate, which is higher during nighttime hours. The metro and the express take 30 to 40 minutes to get downtown, and their prices vary. Car rentals are a more convenient option for people who want to explore the city. Check with Orbitz.com to book your rental and save more money.

Restaurants Located at the Airport

For those who need a snack or drink, the airport has the Aristotle Onassis Lounge, Goldair Handling Cip Lounge, and the Melina Merkouri Lounge. Along with food and drinks, these lounges offer other amenities including showers, television, and fax services.

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Istanbul Area Airports

Orbitz.com offers cheap flights to Istanbul and vacation packages that let you explore this fascinating city, which spans two separate continents. The main airport for the city, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, is located on the European side of the city, about 24 kilometers from the downtown area. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, about 35 kilometers southeast of the city center. Istanbul Atatürk International Airport handles flights from over 70 airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Air France. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves over 30 airlines, including Sky Airlines, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, and SunExpress.

Getting to the Airport

From Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, arriving visitors can opt to take the metro train or sea bus into Istanbul. The Sabiha Gokcen airport shuttle makes regular trips from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to various points within the city, and it costs 10 euro per person. Visitors can also get into the city from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport via sea bus or public bus. Both airports are also accessible via taxi.

Weather Conditions in Istanbul

In the summer, high temperatures average around 82 degrees Fahrenheit in June and July and drop to lows of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Rain is uncommon in the summer, although the humidity remains high during the summer months. Winters are often cold and snowy. In January, temperatures average between 37 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to be mild, and the bargain prices offered during these seasons make them ideal for a visit.

Vacationing in Istanbul

Take in a bit of history with a visit to Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, or one of the many Ottoman mosques scattered throughout the city. Archaeology museums are another popular attraction, or you can get tickets for a cruise on the Bosphorus to get a view of the city from the water. Once you know the sights you want to see in Turkey, check out Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Istanbul at any time of the year.

Interesting facts about flights from Athens to Istanbul

    • 13 direct flights are operating from Athens to Istanbul today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 1h 26m.
    • Aegean Airlines flight 990 (8:15 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's earliest available flight from Athens to Istanbul.
    • Aegean Airlines flight 3154 (9:45 PM GMT, Boeing 777-300ER) is today's latest available flight from Athens to Istanbul.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Athens to Istanbul (Pegasus Airlines flight 746, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 1h 20m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Athens to Istanbul (Aegean Airlines flight 990, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 1h 30m.
    • Flights from Eleftherios Venizelos airport (ATH) to Ataturk airport (IST), Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Athens to Istanbul on Thu, May 7, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Aegean Airlines A3990 ATH 7:05 AM IST 8:25 AM 320 1hr 20min
Turkish Airlines TK7990 ATH 7:05 AM IST 8:25 AM 320 1hr 20min
Aegean Airlines/Aegean Airlines A3104/A33156 ATH 7:00 AM IST 11:00 AM 321/319 4hr 0min
Aegean Airlines/Turkish Airlines A3104/TK1882 ATH 7:00 AM IST 11:00 AM 321/319 4hr 0min
Aegean Airlines A33150 ATH 10:05 AM IST 11:30 AM 330 1hr 25min
Pegasus Airlines PC746 ATH 12:15 PM SAW 1:35 PM 738 1hr 20min
Aegean Airlines A3992 ATH 1:50 PM IST 3:15 PM 320 1hr 25min
Turkish Airlines TK7992 ATH 1:50 PM IST 3:15 PM 320 1hr 25min
Aegean Airlines A33152 ATH 3:20 PM IST 4:45 PM 321 1hr 25min
Turkish Airlines TK1850 ATH 3:20 PM IST 4:45 PM 321 1hr 25min
Aegean Airlines A3994 ATH 8:20 PM IST 9:40 PM 320 1hr 20min
Turkish Airlines TK7994 ATH 8:20 PM IST 9:40 PM 320 1hr 20min
Aegean Airlines/Aegean Airlines A3510/A33158 ATH 4:00 PM IST 10:10 PM 320/73W 6hr 10min