Seattle to Istanbul Flights
Flights to Istanbul
While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.
When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.
If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.
Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.
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.
Cheap flights from Seattle to Istanbul
Highlighted price = Cheapest round-trip flights
Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)
Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Seattle to Istanbul
|Leave Thu, Jan 30||Seattle (SEA)||Istanbul (IST)||Air Canada||$928|
|Return Fri, Feb 28||Istanbul (IST)||Seattle (SEA)||Air Canada|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Seattle to Istanbul
|Leave Tue, Feb 11||Seattle (SEA)||Istanbul (IST)||Delta Air Lines||$956|
|Return Wed, Feb 26||Istanbul (IST)||Seattle (SEA)||Delta Air Lines|
Best one-week trip in February from Seattle to Istanbul
|Leave Sat, Feb 15||Seattle (SEA)||Istanbul (IST)||British Airways||$1,047|
|Return Sat, Feb 22||Istanbul (IST)||Seattle (SEA)||British Airways|
Lowest round trip fares by airline from Seattle and Istanbul
|Air Canada||SEA||IST||Thu, Mar 20 - Tue, Apr 1||$924|
|Delta Air Lines||SEA||IST||Tue, Feb 11 - Wed, Feb 26||$956|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||SEA||IST||Tue, Feb 11 - Wed, Feb 26||$956|
|United Airlines||SEA||IST||Tue, Mar 4 - Thu, Apr 3||$963|
|Lufthansa||SEA||IST||Tue, Mar 4 - Thu, Apr 3||$963|
|Air France||SEA||IST||Tue, Feb 11 - Wed, Feb 26||$973|
|American Airlines||SEA||IST||Tue, Feb 11 - Wed, Feb 26||$987|
|British Airways||SEA||IST||Mon, Apr 21 - Tue, Apr 29||$987|
|Alitalia||SEA||IST||Thu, Mar 20 - Tue, Apr 1||$1,206|
|Turkish Airlines||SEA||IST||Thu, Mar 20 - Tue, Apr 1||$1,346|
|LOT Polish Airlines||SEA||IST||Fri, Feb 7 - Sat, Feb 15||$1,458|
|Korean Air||SEA||IST||Wed, Mar 19 - Mon, Mar 24||$2,841|
Seattle and Istanbul airports and terminals
Airports in SeattleWA, US
SeaTac Airport (SEA)
Distance from City Center: 10.9 miles
Flight schedule for flights from Seattle to Istanbul on Sun, Dec 8, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|Delta Air Lines/Turkish Airlines||DL418/TK1878||SEA||7:00 AM||IST||12:25 PM||752/738||19hr 25min|
|Delta Air Lines/Turkish Airlines||DL418/TK1874||SEA||7:00 AM||IST||3:00 PM||752/321||22hr 0min|
|American Airlines/American Airlines||AA6232/AA6613||SEA||2:10 PM||IST||3:35 PM||777/767||15hr 25min|
|American Airlines/British Airways||AA6232/BA676||SEA||2:10 PM||IST||3:35 PM||777/767||15hr 25min|
|Finnair/British Airways||AY5450/BA676||SEA||2:10 PM||IST||3:35 PM||777/767||15hr 25min|
|British Airways/British Airways||BA52/BA676||SEA||2:10 PM||IST||3:35 PM||777/767||15hr 25min|
|Lufthansa/Lufthansa||LH491/LH7062||SEA||2:05 PM||IST||3:45 PM||333/321||15hr 40min|
|Lufthansa/Turkish Airlines||LH491/TK1588||SEA||2:05 PM||IST||3:45 PM||333/321||15hr 40min|
|United Airlines/Lufthansa||UA8718/LH7062||SEA||2:05 PM||IST||3:45 PM||333/321||15hr 40min|
|United Airlines/Turkish Airlines||UA8718/TK1588||SEA||2:05 PM||IST||3:45 PM||333/321||15hr 40min|
|United Airlines/United Airlines||UA8718/UA7773||SEA||2:05 PM||IST||3:45 PM||333/321||15hr 40min|
|Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines||DL232/DL9622||SEA||1:30 PM||IST||3:50 PM||333/737||16hr 20min|
|Delta Air Lines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||DL232/KL1613||SEA||1:30 PM||IST||3:50 PM||333/737||16hr 20min|
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