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Cheapest one-way trip

£138

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£114

Cheapest round-trip

£189

Average round-trip

£297

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Abu Dhabi AUHIstanbul SAW

Multiple carriers

£226
Abu Dhabi AUHIstanbul SAW

Multiple carriers

£226

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2980 km
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Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or Istanbul - Dudullu. The distance between Abu Dhabi and Istanbul is 2980 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Air Arabia. Abu Dhabi and Istanbul have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), and Topkapi Palace.

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Etihad Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi 5WNoOpens 48 days before flight
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PegasusPGTPCNoOpens 48 days before flight
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Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYes0
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Qatar AirwaysQTRQRYes0
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Air ArabiaABYG9No0
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Turkey COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Turkey – 12/2022
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Most travelers from Abu Dhabi, AUH can enter Türkiye, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Electronic visitor visa

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Electronic visitor visa
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in certain settings

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Turkey in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Abu Dhabi and Istanbul takes around 5.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Abu Dhabi and Istanbul?
The flight distance between Abu Dhabi and Istanbul is 2980 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Abu Dhabi and Istanbul?
Several carriers operate flights between Abu Dhabi and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Pegasus, Air Arabia, Turkish Airlines, Etihad Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Abu Dhabi?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Abu Dhabi and London, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Chennai, New Delhi, Doha, Hyderabad, Muscat, Amman, Singapore, Dublin, Melbourne, Goa, Kannur, Kozhikode, Manchester, Kochi, Lahore, Islamabad.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and London, Manchester, Toronto, Birmingham, Dublin, Montreal, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Antalya, Athens, Reykjavik, Northern Cyprus, Amman, Calgary, Dalaman, Tallinn, Dubai.
Which airports are there in Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi is mainly served by Abu Dhabi International. But there are other airports nearby, including Abu Dhabi Yas Island SPB.
What airports are near Abu Dhabi?
The main airport in Abu Dhabi is Abu Dhabi International. It is also served by Dubai International, Sharjah International, Al Maktoum International, Dubai Bus Station, Ras Al Khaimah International, Al Ain International.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu, Yenişehir.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Abu Dhabi and Istanbul?
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