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Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or İstanbul - Harem. The distance between Kabul and Istanbul is 3596 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Fly Dubai, Qatar Airways, and Kam Air. Kabul and Istanbul have 77 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Istanbul, and Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia).

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Number of flights614612-2019
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Kam Air on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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

Check-in for a flight from Kabul to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
EmiratesUAEEKNo
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYes
Fly DubaiFDBFZYes
Qatar AirwaysQTRQRYes
Kam AirKMFRQYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Kabul to Istanbul?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kabul and Istanbul takes around 5.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between Kabul and Istanbul?
The flight distance between Kabul and Istanbul is 3596 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kabul and Istanbul?
Several carriers operate flights between Kabul and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Kam Air, Turkish Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kabul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kabul and London, Manchester, Toronto, Melbourne, Brussels, Sydney, Vienna, Perth, Athens, Kuala Lumpur, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Calgary, Brisbane, Bangkok, Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Oslo, Lisbon, Copenhagen.
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.
What airports are near Kabul?
The main airport in Kabul is Hamid Karzai International. It is also served by Hamid Karzai International, Bacha Khan International, Bamyan.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Yenişehir, Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Kabul and Istanbul?
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