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Travelers usually depart from Esenboğa International, Ankara Bus Station, or Ankara - Kayaş when they travel from Ankara to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Istanbul Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı. The distance between Ankara and Istanbul is 323 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Turkish Airlines, and Pegasus. Ankara and Istanbul have 205 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, and Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia).

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Ankara to Istanbul?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Ankara and Istanbul takes around 1.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Ankara and Istanbul?
The flight distance between Ankara and Istanbul is 323 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Ankara and Istanbul?
Several carriers operate flights between Ankara and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Pegasus, Turkish Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Ankara?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Ankara and London, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Antalya, Glasgow, Athens, İzmir, Bodrum, Bristol, Tallinn, Vilnius, Dalaman, Newcastle upon Tyne, Leeds, Vienna, Adana, Stockholm, Nottingham, Düsseldorf.
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 Ankara?
Ankara is mainly served by Esenboğa International. But there are other airports nearby, including Etimesgut Air Base.
What airports are near Ankara?
The main airport in Ankara is Esenboğa International. It is also served by Nevşehir Kapadokya, Konya, Anadolu, Kastamonu, Caycuma, Amasya Merzifon.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Istanbul Airport. It is also served by Anadolu, Yenişehir, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Ankara and Istanbul?
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