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Fares from $62 One Way, $109 Round Trip from Athens to Istanbul

Prices starting at $109 for return flights and $62 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.

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Route Information for Flights from Athens to Istanbul

Origin Airport IATA CodeATH
Destination Airport IATA CodeIST
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Flights Review

Aug 4, 2019

I was very impressed with TA, my first experience with them.

Jun 28, 2019

Excellent service

Sep 29, 2018

The seat is a little tight in leg space. I am 6' tall.

Aug 1, 2018

Best economy class since Emirates air. Miles ahead of most American, Canadian and European airlines.

Apr 26, 2018

My flight connection was in Istanbul airport and that process was bad. No information was provided once I left the plane. No connecting gate information was provided prior to leaving the plane.

Mar 15, 2018

I loved the experience of flying with Turkish Airlines

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.

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Flights from Athens to Istanbul - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Athens to Istanbul?

Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines fly direct from Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) to Istanbul (ISL-Ataturk Intl.), which means you won't need to worry about switching planes or being bored on a stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Athens to Istanbul?

It can take just 1 hour and 30 minutes to travel from Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) to Istanbul (ISL-Ataturk Intl.). Relax and enjoy the journey, because you'll be touching down before you know it.

What airlines fly from Athens (and vicinity) to Istanbul (and vicinity) most frequently?

There are two airlines offering the most frequent flights from Athens Airport (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) to Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.), including Turkish Airlines (TK). The preferred choice of many travelers, it operates 101 flights on this route every month. If you can't find the right flight there, check out the airfares with Aegean Airlines (A3). This carrier is a terrific alternative and offers 70 flights between Athens (and vicinity) and Istanbul (and vicinity) every month.

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 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. 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 the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.