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Selected fares from Ankara to Istanbul

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Route Information for Flights from Ankara to Istanbul

Origin Airport IATA Code ESB
Destination Airport IATA Code SAW
Flight Price $166
Distance 321 km

Fly from Ankara to Istanbul

While both Ankara and Istanbul are large cities in Turkey, Istanbul has a richer history that can be traced as far back as 660 B.C., making it one of the most historically significant cities in the country. Flights from Ankara to Istanbul don't have to cost a fortune. Visit today and search for cheap flights and vacation packages that will save you money.

Leaving Ankara

Ankara Esenboğa Airport is located in Akyurt, which is about 30 minutes from the city's center. You can get there by bus, shuttle or taxi. During peak travel times, the Havas Shuttle leaves every 30 minutes, and departures are scheduled to coincide with incoming flights during other time periods. Taxi fares are metered at 2.5 liras per kilometer, or .62 miles. The airport has several parking options to fit your needs. The covered lot is a large garage with multiple floors, and you will pay up to 29 liras per day to park in this secure area. An open car lot on the arrivals floor charges up to 24 liras per day, and valet service is also available.

Arriving in Istanbul

When you arrive in Istanbul, you will land at the Atatürk International Airport, which is located in Bakırköy, about 25 minutes from downtown. You can travel to your hotel by bus, metro or taxi. Water service is also available by sea bus or ferry. Taxi fares are metered, and a 20-minute ride will cost you around 23 liras. Istanbul has one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and is home to more than 13 million people. This fascinating city has a cooler climate than Ankara. Summer highs reach the mid-80s, and winter lows can hover just above freezing. Expect some wet weather during the fall and winter, but the city is fairly dry in the spring and summer. Since temperatures dip in the evening, you may wish to pack a cozy sweater or light jacket. This grand city has many historic sights of interest, such as the Kariye Museum, Hagia Sophia Museum and the Suleymaniye Mosque. If this is your first visit, head to Istanbul Old Town. Stroll this peaceful neighborhood to see famous landmarks and smaller monuments.

Plan Your Trip

Ankara is an industrial city with modern charm. Whether you are headed to Istanbul for a weekend getaway or a long vacation, you are sure to enjoy discovering the city's many treasures. Book cheap flights from Ankara to Istanbul on, where you will also find low prices on hotel rooms and other accommodations.


Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

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Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.

^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.