Cheap flights from Istanbul to Athens

Choose between Pegasus, Ryanair, or Aegean to find the best price

Travelers usually depart from Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, or Istanbul Büyük Otogari when they travel from Istanbul to Athens. Book your trip to arrive at Athens International, Athens-Kifissos, Athens - Karolou, Athens - Neos Kosmos, or Athens Train Station. The distance between Istanbul and Athens is 554 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, Ryanair, Aegean, Turkish Airlines, and Wizz Air. Istanbul and Athens have 191 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Athens, consider visiting Peloponnese, and Acropolis of Athens.

Weekly flights

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Number of flights23242133-2070

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

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

Check-in for a flight from Istanbul to Athens

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

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 554 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 Turkish Airlines, Aegean.

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.

What are the most popular routes to and from Athens?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Athens and London Stansted, Barcelona–El Prat, Milan Bergamo International Airport, Vienna International Airport, Larnaca International, Warsaw Modlin, Budapest Ferenc Liszt International, Manchester, Santorini (Thira) National, Falcone–Borsellino, Eindhoven.

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 Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu, Yenişehir.

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 buses and trains depart from Istanbul?

A number of bus and train companies depart from Istanbul, including Union Ivkoni, City Lines, HUNTUR.

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