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from Zurich to Istanbul

You can get from Zurich to Istanbul by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Istanbul on 8 Dec we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:45Zurich Airport2h50 16:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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£921One-way
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11:45Zurich Airport2h50 16:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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£921One-way
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11:15Zurich Airport4h50 18:05Istanbul Airport
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£2281One-way
14:40Zurich Airport5h30 22:10Istanbul Airport
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£2281One-way
12:15Zurich Airport7h55 22:10Istanbul Airport
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£2281One-way

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Tue
7 Dec
£85Turkish Airlines
Wed
8 Dec
£67Turkish Airlines
Fri
10 Dec
£62pegasus
Sun
12 Dec
£80Turkish Airlines
Mon
13 Dec
£105pegasus
Tue
14 Dec
£81Turkish Airlines
Wed
15 Dec
£133Air Serbia
Thu
16 Dec
£133Air Serbia
Fri
17 Dec
£170Air Serbia
Sat
18 Dec
£170Air Serbia
Sun
19 Dec
£167pegasus
Mon
20 Dec
£170Air Serbia
Tue
21 Dec
£168pegasus
Wed
22 Dec
£206Air Serbia
Thu
23 Dec
£207Air Serbia
Fri
24 Dec
£196Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
25 Dec
£151Air Serbia
Sun
26 Dec
£169Air Serbia
Mon
27 Dec
£130Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information between Zurich and Istanbul

distanceDistance1095 miles (1766 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £61 • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiespegasus

Take a flight to travel 1095 miles (1766 km) between Zurich and Istanbul. Pegasus is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to Istanbul.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Istanbul, Turkey?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Istanbul, Turkey is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Turkey?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Istanbul from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Turkey:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Istanbul, Turkey?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Turkey has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 29/11/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Zurich and Istanbul.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Istanbul, Turkey?

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Turkey is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Turkey?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Turkey?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 29/11/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Istanbul.

How do I travel between Zurich and Istanbul?

Travelling from Zurich to Istanbul includes taking a flight.

What is the fastest way to Istanbul from Zurich?

The fastest way to travel from Zurich to Istanbul is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 45 min.

How far is Istanbul from Zurich?

The distance between Zurich and Istanbul is around 1095 miles (1766 km).

Where do I depart from Zurich? Where do I arrive in Istanbul?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Zurich to Istanbul:

  • Flights mostly depart from Zurich Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Istanbul?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Istanbul from Zurich:

  • You can travel from Zurich to Istanbul by flight with pegasus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £61 with pegasus from Zurich to Istanbul.
Is it possible to travel directly to Istanbul from Zurich?

Yes, there is a direct service from Zurich to Istanbul:

  • You can check for a direct flight to Istanbul with pegasus or Turkish Airlines.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Istanbul tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Istanbul from Zurich?
Many of our customers travelling from Zurich to Istanbul don't make Istanbul their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Berlin or Munich, either of which you could add to your Zurich and Istanbul trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Istanbul to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Istanbul from Zurich online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Zurich to Istanbul, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £61 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Istanbul tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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