Cheap flights from Ankara to Istanbul

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Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, or Istanbul Büyük Otogari. The distance between Ankara and Istanbul is 323 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Turkish Airlines, and Pegasus. Ankara and Istanbul have 149 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), and Topkapi Palace.

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

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

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Closes 0.75 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Ankara to Istanbul?

A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Ankara and Istanbul takes around 1.1 hours.

What is the flight distance between Ankara and Istanbul?

The flight distance between Ankara and Istanbul is 323 km.

What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Ankara and Istanbul?

Several carriers operate flights between Ankara and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Pegasus, Turkish Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from Ankara?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Ankara and Sabiha Gökçen International, Antalya, Berlin Tegel, Vienna International Airport, Dalaman, Milas–Bodrum, Adnan Menderes, Gazipaşa, Trabzon, Ercan International, Şırnak.

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 Tegel, Vienna International Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Dalaman, Milas–Bodrum, Stuttgart, Adnan Menderes, Brussels South Charleroi.

Which airports are there in Ankara?

Ankara is mainly served by Esenboğa International. But there are other airports nearby, including Etimesgut Air Base.

What airports are near Ankara?

The main airport in Ankara is Esenboğa International. It is also served by Anadolu, Nevşehir Kapadokya, Konya, Amasya Merzifon, Kastamonu, Caycuma.

What airports are near Istanbul?

The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu, Yenişehir.

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