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Overview: Athens to Istanbul flight

distanceDistance348 miles (561 km)
durationAverage flight duration1 h 25 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£57 (€65)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesAegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, pegasus or Olympic Air

Flights from Athens to Istanbul cover the 348 miles (561 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 25 min with our travel partners like Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, pegasus or Olympic Air. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as £44, but the average price of plane tickets is £57. Travellers depart most frequently from Athens International Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Flights from Athens to Istanbul

There are numerous daily flights from Athens to Istanbul. Flights between these two capital cities are direct or indirect and take between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 5 hours and 55 minutes. The airlines traveling this route include, but are not limited to, national carriers Turkish Airlines and Olympic Airlines, low-cost flyer Pegasus Airlines, Aegean Airlines, and Egypt Air. Direct flights are fastest, and there are between 8 and 9 daily direct flights along this route.

Which airlines fly from Athens to Istanbul?

National carriers Turkish Airlines and Olympic Airlines, low-cost flyer Pegasus Airlines, as well as Aegean Airlines, and Egypt Air fly from Athens to Istanbul daily. These 5 airlines tend to offer the fastest flights available overall. Pegasus and Aegean typically have the fastest flight time on their morning and evening flights.

How long is the flight from Athens to Istanbul?

Passengers can expect flying from Athens to Istanbul to take between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 5 hours and 55 minutes. Direct flights are faster, although some efficient indirect flights are available with one short stopover on the way to Istanbul.

How many flights are there from Athens to Istanbul?

There are usually between 8 and 9 direct flights each day, and numerous more indirect options are available. Direct flights are evenly scheduled throughout the day. The daily timetable starts just before 6:00 a.m. Monday through Sunday with Aegean Airlines, and the last departure of the day is typically around 10:25 p.m. Flight frequency and departure times don't vary considerably across weekdays and weekends.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Athens to Istanbul?

Departure airport: Flights depart from Athens International Airport, Athens main airport, with two terminals, free WiFi and a range of shopping and dining experiences for passengers waiting for flights. Athens Airport is on Metro Line 3 and it takes roughly 1 hour to reach the airport from central Athens.

Arrival airport: Flights arrive at one of two Istanbul airports: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport, or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. Ataturk Airport is roughly 12 miles from central Istanbul and takes 45 minutes on the Metro and Tram systems. Sabiha Gokcen is roughly 90 minutes away from central Istanbul via Airport shuttle.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my flight between Athens and Istanbul?

Travel between Athens, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey by plane is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Turkey from Greece?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Turkey from Athens?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

When travelling in Turkey, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight between Athens and Istanbul before travelling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Athens, Greece from Istanbul, Turkey?

The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from Istanbul to Athens is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Greece from Turkey?

Reentry to Greece is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Greece from Istanbul?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Athens, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 20/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Istanbul to Athens flight here.

How much does a cheap flight between Athens and Istanbul cost?

Omio customers have found cheap plane tickets to Istanbul from Athens for as low as £44  for the next 7 days.

What is the average price of plane tickets to Istanbul from Athens?

If you’re looking to book your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the Athens to Istanbul flight price to come in at an average of £57  one way.

How far is it from Athens to Istanbul by plane?

The distance to Istanbul from Athens by plane is approximately 348 miles (561 km).

How long is the flight from Athens to Istanbul?

The Athens to Istanbul flight duration is on average 1 h 25 min, which is to be expected when travelling 348 miles (561 km) from Athens to Istanbul. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What is the departure airport in Athens and arrival airport in Istanbul?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Athens International Airport   and arriving in Istanbul Airport.

Where do I find the Athens airport for the flight to Istanbul? Where is the Istanbul airport?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from Athens International Airport, which is located around 13.1 miles (21.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the plane at Istanbul Airport, located 20.1 miles (32.4 km) away from the city centre. You can check for taxi services, public transportation options or airport shuttle services available from Istanbul Airport to take you to the city centre of Istanbul.

Which airlines should I travel with from Athens to Istanbul?

Take the Athens to Istanbul flight with Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, pegasus or Olympic Air. However, it's always good to check out all possible airlines for the route from Athens to Istanbul as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Is there a direct flight to Istanbul from Athens?

Yes, you can look for direct flights from Athens to Istanbul with Aegean Airlines, pegasus or Turkish Airlines  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct flight tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

When is the earliest flight from Athens to Istanbul? When is the last flight from Athens to Istanbul?

You can take the first flight from Athens to Istanbul at 06: 10   or take the last flight from Athens to Istanbul leaving at 15: 50. Look for the latest Athens Istanbul flight timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the plane for this journey.

How far in advance should I book plane tickets from Athens to Istanbul for the best deals?

You can find a flight from Athens to Istanbul to cost on average £57 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying plane tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Athens to Istanbul flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.