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Selected fares from Riyadh to Istanbul

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Route Information for Flights from Riyadh to Istanbul

Origin Airport IATA Code RUH
Destination Airport IATA Code SAW
Flight Price $279
Distance 2,380 km

Fly from Riyadh to Istanbul

Istanbul dates back to the beginning of western civilization. It is the point where east meets west. It is also a modern cosmopolitan center that draws visitors from around the world. You can fly from Riyadh to Istanbul out of the King Khalid International Airport (RUH), 22 miles north of the city, in just over three and a half hours.


The historic center of downtown Istanbul has been designated a UESCO World heritage Site. Landmarks include the Hagia Sophia museum and the Basilica Cistern, an ancient water system. Nearby is the Sultanahmet district, where you can find the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. Not far from the palace is the Grand Bazaar, maybe the oldest continuous market in the world. The city has re-established itself as a cultural center of Europe. The Beyo lu district is the artistic center of the city and includes many contemporary art museums. With more than 11 million visitors a year, the city has a lively nightlife. Taksim Square is one of the popular places to go at night.

Hints and tips

When you fly from Riyadh to Istanbul, you will land at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST). There is express bus service from the airport, and it s a 10-minute walk to the light rail system. Istanbul has a second airport, Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW), on the Anatolian side of the city. Spring and autumn are mild with daytime temperatures in the high 60s. Since its re-emergence as an art center, the city takes time out to celebrate film, music and the visual arts. In April, Istanbul celebrates the tulip, which originated in Turkey.


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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 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.