Cheap flights from Athens to Istanbul

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

The distance between Athens and Istanbul is 554 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Turkish Airlines, Ryanair, Pegasus, Aegean, and Wizzair. Athens and Istanbul have 186 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), and Topkapi Palace.

Weekly flights

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Number of flights28332622-2948

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

Check-in for a flight from Athens to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesUnknownNo
RyanairRYRFRNo55 min before flightOpens 2 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
PegasusPGTPCNoUnknownOpens 3 days before flight
Closes 0.75 hours before flight
AegeanAEEA3YesUnknown0
0
WizzairWZZW6No30 min before flightOpens 2 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight

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 Turkish Airlines.

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, Dublin, Frankfurt International Airport, Santorini (Thira) National, Budapest Ferenc Liszt International, Malta International, Chania International, Eindhoven.

What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and Heathrow, Antalya, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Berlin Schönefeld, Vienna International Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Dalaman, Milas–Bodrum, Stuttgart, Adnan Menderes, Brussels South Charleroi.

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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