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Travelers usually depart from Sheremetyevo International, Vnukovo International, Domodedovo International, Zhukovsky International, or Moscow - Testovskaya when they travel from Moscow to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı, Istanbul Bus Station, or Istanbul - Alibeyköy. The distance between Moscow and Istanbul is 1735 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Pobeda, and LOT Polish Airlines. Moscow and Istanbul have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Istanbul, and Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia).

Weekly direct flights

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

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

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

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

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

Check-in for a flight from Moscow to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
PegasusPGTPCNoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesNo
Aeroflot Russian AirlinesAFLSUYesNo
PobedaPBDDPYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight
LOT Polish AirlinesLOTLOYesNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Moscow to Istanbul?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Moscow and Istanbul takes around 3.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Moscow and Istanbul?
The flight distance between Moscow and Istanbul is 1735 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Moscow and Istanbul?
Several carriers operate flights between Moscow and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Pobeda, Nordwind Airlines, Pegasus, Turkish Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Moscow?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Simferopol, London, Sochi, Yerevan, New York, Kyiv, Milan, Tbilisi, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Krasnodar, Cancún, Dushanbe, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Rostov-on-Don, Barcelona, Paris, Miami.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and New York, Los Angeles, Antalya, İzmir, Boston, Chicago, Kayseri, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Bodrum, Ankara, Amman, Northern Cyprus, Washington, D.C., Dubai, Orlando, Miami, Beirut, Nevşehir, London.
Which airports are there in Moscow?
Moscow is mainly served by Sheremetyevo International. But there are other airports nearby, including Vnukovo International, Domodedovo International, Zhukovsky International, Bykovo Airport.
What airports are near Moscow?
The main airport in Moscow is Sheremetyevo International. It is also served by Kaluga (Grabtsevo).
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Anadolu, Yenişehir, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
What buses and trains depart from Moscow?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Moscow, including Aeroexpress.
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