Cheap flights from Athens to Istanbul

Choose between Pegasus, Aegean, or Turkish Airlines to find the best price

Travelers usually depart from Athens International, Athens-Kifissos, Athens - Karolou, Athens - Neos Kosmos, or Athens Train Station when they travel from Athens to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, or Istanbul Büyük Otogari. The distance between Athens and Istanbul is 554 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, Aegean, Turkish Airlines, Ryanair, and Wizz Air. Athens and Istanbul have 190 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Istanbul, and Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia).

Weekly flights

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Number of flights32362430-3533

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Aegean on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Turkish Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Athens to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
PegasusPGTPCNoUnknownNo
AegeanAEEA3YesUnknownNo
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesUnknownNo
RyanairRYRFRNo55 min before flightNo
Wizz AirWZZW6No30 min before flightNo

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 554 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 Aegean, Turkish Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from Athens?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Athens and Gatwick, Milan Bergamo International Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Vienna International Airport, Brussels, Larnaca International, Warsaw Modlin, Budapest Ferenc Liszt International, Manchester, Santorini (Thira) National, Falcone–Borsellino.

What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and Berlin Brandenburg, Antalya, Frankfurt International Airport, Vienna International Airport, Zürich Airport, Brussels South Charleroi, Dalaman, London Stansted, Munich, Hamburg, Tbilisi International.

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 Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu, Yenişehir.

What buses and trains depart from Athens?

A number of bus and train companies depart from Athens, including TrainOSE train.

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