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More About Flying To Istanbul from Alexandria

Route Information for Flights from Alexandria to Istanbul

Origin Airport IATA Code ALY
Destination Airport IATA Code IST
Distance 716 mi
Direct Flight Airlines EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 4:00AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 4:00AM UTC

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Alexandria Airport Information

Alexandria Airport, also known as Borg el Arab Airport, is the principal international airport for Alexandria, Egypt. You can book cheap air flights from Alexandria Airport through The airport is very busy and has the capacity to handle over 1,000 passengers per hour. Some of the airlines operating out of the airport include bmi, Egypt Air, Kuwait Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Parking at the Airport

Parking is available on- or off-site at Alexandria Airport. A number of local hotels offer up to two weeks' free car parking as part of a one-night accommodation deal. You could also choose the Meet-and-Greet Chauffeur option for a speedy entry to or exit from the airport.

Transportation from the Airport

A range of taxis and limousines are available for hire from the airport, although it may be advisable to book in advance to avoid any language-barrier problems.

Alexandria Airport Restaurants

Alexandria Airport has a modern food court, offering a range of coffee shops and restaurants serving traditional Egyptian, American and Italian cuisines. You can choose from meat, chicken or fish main courses or simply snack on muffins and coffee. The beverages on sale include authentic Egyptian drinks, soft drinks, hot drinks, beer, and wine. Whatever your tastes in food and drink, you are sure to find a meal or snack at the airport. You can book your cheap flights from Alexandria Airport through

Istanbul Area Airports 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 for cheap flights to Istanbul at any time of the year.

Flights from Alexandria to Istanbul - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Alexandria to Istanbul now?

If you're puzzled about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when getting a flight from Alexandria to Istanbul, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

Are there non-stop flights from Alexandria to Istanbul?

Turkish Airlines flies directly from Alexandria to Istanbul, so all you have to do is sit back and relax until you land at Istanbul Airport.

What is the shortest flight from Alexandria to Istanbul?

The shortest flight time from Borg El Arab Intl. Airport to Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) is 3 hours, which gives you more than enough time to enjoy a beverage or lose yourself in a good book.

What airlines fly from Alexandria to Istanbul most frequently?

Plan your Alexandria to Istanbul journey with a Turkish Airlines flight. With 30 per month, this airline operates the most flights along this route.

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 2020 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 the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

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 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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