Cheap Flight Deals From Athens (ATH) to Istanbul (IST) Starting at $54

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Airfares from $54 One Way, $109 Round Trip from Athens to Istanbul

Prices starting at $109 for return flights and $54 for one-way flights to Istanbul were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Istanbul from Athens

Route Information for Flights from Athens to Istanbul

Origin Airport IATA Code ATH
Destination Airport IATA Code IST
Distance 343 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Aegean Airlines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Finnair, Pakistan International Airlines, IndiGo
Earliest Flight Arrival 10:25AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 9:40PM UTC

Flying from Athens to Istanbul

With all of the booking options offers, it has never been easier to research the best flights from Athens to Istanbul. Before you know it, you’ll be high in the sky on your way to visit one the most interesting cities in Turkey.

Flying out of Athens, Greece

Getting to the major Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, located 20 miles southeast of the city, is as easy as jumping onto an express metro bus connection, into a taxi, or onto the high-speed rail system. If you choose to drive yourself, the airport offers both short- and long-term parking spaces, as well as an executive valet service if you want to just get to your trip underway as soon as possible. Check out the famous Shopping Centre for world-class cuisine and unique gift items before heading to the gate where the flights from Athens to Istanbul are boarding.

Arriving in Istanbul, Turkey

The major Istanbul Airport is located about 7 miles from the center of the city. A smaller airport is located about 31 miles away in Asia, but you’ll more than likely be landing at the main one. Once you arrive, you will walk out to see a long line of taxis waiting to take passengers to local hotels. Of course, if you have booked a rental car or a complete vacation package with a hotel that offers shuttle services through, there will be no need to choose a public transportation service. Though the weather is considered pretty temperate in the city, if you choose to look into flights from Athens to Istanbul during the winter months, make sure to pack some warm clothing. The coldest month tends to be January, with frosty nights giving away to an average of 46 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. If you’re taking a summer trip, you’ll be glad to see temperatures sometimes soaring above 86 degrees Fahrenheit, especially in July and August, making it the perfect time to pack your new swimsuit. To plan your itinerary, check out all of the historical and educational attractions, including the aquarium and the archeology museum. There are a few different city sightseeing tours available, as well, if you are still indecisive about where to go.

Planning the Perfect Turkey Trip

No matter why you are researching dream flights from Athens to Istanbul, can help you make your fantasies come true. You’ll save money and time to have more of both for concentrating on everything you want to experience while on your vacation.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Athens to Istanbul now?
Check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor for the most useful information on travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when getting a flight from Athens to Istanbul.
Are there non-stop flights from Athens to Istanbul?
Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines offer nonstop flights from ATH to ISL, which means you won’t need to stress about switching planes or being bored on a stopover.
What is the shortest flight from Athens to Istanbul?
It can take as little as 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you’re a firm believer that your vacation hours should be spent ‘vacationing’ rather than flying, you’ll enjoy the journey from Athens to Istanbul.
What airlines fly from Athens to Istanbul most frequently?
The carriers that fly the most frequently between Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) and Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) include Turkish Airlines (TK). This popular option operates 78 flights on the route each month. Also investigate the great airfares available with Aegean Airlines (A3). Offering 30 flights every month between Athens and Istanbul, they’ll make sure your journey is just as delightful as the destination.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Istanbul?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Istanbul have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Istanbul with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Istanbul without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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