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Travelers usually depart from Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or İstanbul - Harem when they travel from Istanbul to Athens. Book your trip to arrive at Athens International, Athens - Karolou, Athens - Kifissos, or Athens Train Station. The distance between Istanbul and Athens is 566 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Aegean, Ryanair, and Egyptair. Istanbul and Athens have 157 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Athens, consider visiting Acropolis of Athens, and Peloponnese.

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

Pegasus on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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

Check-in for a flight from Istanbul to Athens

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
PegasusPGTPCNoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesNo
AegeanAEEA3YesOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
EgyptairMSRMSYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Istanbul to Athens?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Istanbul and Athens takes around 1.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Istanbul and Athens?
The flight distance between Istanbul and Athens is 566 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Istanbul and Athens?
Several carriers operate flights between Istanbul and Athens. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Aegean, Pegasus, Turkish Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and London, Manchester, Birmingham, Kayseri, Antalya, Dublin, Northern Cyprus, Edinburgh, İzmir, Bodrum, Dalaman, Ankara, Nevşehir, Bristol, Glasgow, Dubai, Gaziantep, Newcastle upon Tyne, Baku, Konya.
What are the most popular routes to and from Athens?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Athens and London, Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Manchester, Heraklion, Dublin, Santorini, Chania, Edinburgh, Rhodes, Vienna, Mykonos, Brussels, Toronto, Reykjavik, Alexandroupoli, Chios, Birmingham, Bristol, Corfu.
Which airports are there in Istanbul?
Istanbul is mainly served by Sabiha Gökçen International. But there are other airports nearby, including Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Atatürk.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Yenişehir, Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
What airports are near Athens?
The main airport in Athens is Athens International. It is also served by Milos Island National, Kalamata International, Araxos.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Istanbul and Athens?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Istanbul and Athens thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Istanbul and Athens can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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