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Flights Athens - Istanbul

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Departure Thu, 30 Mar Return Tue, 04 Apr
ATH Athens
SAW Istanbul
return from 114€
Departure Fri, 07 Apr Return Sun, 09 Apr
ATH Athens
IST Istanbul
return from 181€
Departure Thu, 20 Apr Return Mon, 24 Apr
ATH Athens
SAW Istanbul
return from 150€
Departure Thu, 13 Apr Return Sun, 16 Apr
ATH Athens
IST Istanbul
return from 225€
Route information
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Currency and cost comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 EUR = 20.8 TRY
Euro Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.05 EUR
Last checked on 23 March 2023
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Istanbul are 59% cheaper than in Athens.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Istanbul is 51% cheaper than a meal in Athens.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Istanbul is 84% cheaper than in Athens.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Istanbul is 33% cheaper than in Athens.

Athens airports
  • ( E. Venizelos (ATH)
    How far from city centre: 20 kms
Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 34 kms
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 30 kms
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 14 kms
K Distance: 562 kms

Find flights from Athens - Istanbul

Are you excited for an amazing trip from Athens to Istanbul? You are in the right place! If you need a little getaway to see a loved one or a comfortable flight for your business trip, the best deal prices and airline carriers are a click away from you. You either are looking for a cheap flight or are in a hurry to find a last-minute ticket, no worries! eDreams will take care of everything you need for a perfect vacation in Istanbul. You will get a large selection of airfares from standard and low cost airlines worldwide and easily book your tickets for this route. Don´t forget to book a hotel and choose a car for your perfect trip as a package. Choose the best-suited flight and fasten your seatbelt, we are flying!

How is COVID-19 currently affecting flights from Athens to Istanbul?
Using the flexible flight ticket, you're guaranteed a refund or a rebooking option (without fees) in case of flight cancellations when travelling to Turkey. At eDreams have you covered!
For flights from Athens to Istanbul, how can I find the cheapest price?
On eDreams we use machine learning to find the most economical flight between Athens and Istanbul. By taking into account the combinations of airlines, stopovers, direct flights as well as the various criteria for the journeys, our search engine allows us to offer our customers the best price under the best conditions.
Is Istanbul more expensive than Athens to visit?
Looking at taxi prices, a ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.63 EUR euros, 84% cheaper than Athens, with a fare of 4.00 EUR euros, while train tickets cost 59% less in Istanbul: 0.49 EUR euros against 1.20 EUR euros in Athens. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 5.85 EUR euros in Istanbul, 51% less than the 12.00 EUR euros in Athens. The price of a coffee is approximately 33% cheaper in Istanbul, with an average of 2.23 EUR euros, while in Athens the coffee costs 3.34 EUR.
When booking, when is the best time to do so in order to get the best prices for Athens to Istanbul flights?
The most popular month for flights from Athens to Istanbul are: July, August and March.
When is the best time to travel from Athens to Istanbul?
A good period of the year to visit Istanbul from Athens really depends on lots of personal preferences, price being one of the main criteria When it comes to popularity, August is the best month to fly to Istanbul from Athens, basedd on searches from our customers, followed by October and April. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds February, January and December are the months with fewer searches for the route Athens -  Istanbul.
What is the duration of a flight from Athens to Istanbul?
Flight time, on average, from Athens to Istanbul is usually 01:29 hours on average, at an average distance of 585 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
What is the weather like in Istanbul compared to Athens?
The average temperature in Athens the average temperature is 35.31 degrees in summer, with precipitation around 5.3 mm , Istanbul's temperatures reach 32.95 during the hot season, with 5.3 average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -0.3 degrees in Istanbul, compared to the 2.15 average degrees reported in Athens. During the winter period, Athens can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Istanbul have an average of 9.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between Athens and Istanbul?
The most common route form Athens to Istanbul is: E. Venizelos (ATH) to Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL). These airlines fly this route:
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Aegean Airlines.
  • Olympic Air.
  • Find more Athens to Istanbul flights between E. Venizelos (ATH) to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) which are flown by the following airline(s): Pegasus Airlines.
What airlines fly from Athens to Istanbul?
Airlines that have direct flight routes from Athens to Istanbul are:
  • Aegean Airlines.
  • Pegasus Airlines.
  • Turkish Airlines.
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