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Travelers usually depart from Athens International, Athens Train Station, Athens - Kifissos, Athens - Karolou, or Athens-Agioi Anargyroi when they travel from Athens to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı, or Istanbul - Alibeyköy. The distance between Athens and Istanbul is 566 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Ryanair, Aegean, and Olympic Air. Athens and Istanbul have 317 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), Topkapi Palace, and Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

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RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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AegeanAEEA3YesOpens 48 days before flight
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Olympic AirOALOAYesOpens 48 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Athens to Istanbul?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Athens and Istanbul takes around 1.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Athens and Istanbul?
The flight distance between Athens and Istanbul is 566 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Athens and Istanbul?
Several carriers operate flights between Athens and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Turkish Airlines, Aegean, Pegasus.
What are the most popular routes to and from Athens?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Athens and London, Larnaca, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Vienna, Santorini, Budapest, Brussels, Milan, Chania, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Rome, New York, Reykjavik, Rhodes, Mykonos.
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, Reykjavik, Northern Cyprus, Amman, Calgary, Dalaman, Tallinn, Dubai, Kayseri.
Which airports are there in Athens?
Athens is mainly served by Athens International. But there are other airports nearby, including Athen Helenikon Airport.
What airports are near Athens?
The main airport in Athens is Athens International. It is also served by Milos Island National, Kalamata International, Araxos.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Yenişehir, Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
What buses and trains depart from Athens?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Athens, including Infobus, Union Ivkoni.
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