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Travel to Istanbul

Istanbul is a city that's a mixture of ancient and modern. From the Topkapi Palace in the old city to the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, there's something in Istanbul that will appeal to everyone. Let ebookers help you find cheap flights to Istanbul. The website searches multiple airlines for sales and low-cost tickets that will fit your budget.

Istanbul Ataturk Airport

The Istanbul Ataturk Airport is located 15 miles west of the centre of Istanbul. Since opening its doors in 1924, the airport has grown to become the eighth busiest airport in Europe and serves over 37 million passengers each year. Numerous airlines service the airport, including Air France, China Southern Airlines, British Airways and Delta.

Transportation from the Airport

You can get from the airport to Istanbul via bus, train, taxicab or rental car. Cabs run on meters, so your total cost depends on the length of your trip. Buses and trains transport passengers directly from the airport to Istanbul. If you'd rather have access to a vehicle during your stay, you can reserve your rental car using the ebookers website. The airport houses numerous car-rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, Sixt and Thrifty. The rental-car locations are open 24 hour per day, seven days per week.

Weather in Istanbul

Istanbul experiences four distinct seasons. During the winter, the weather is cold, wet and snowy. If you travel during this time, pack warm clothing, a coat and boots. Average winter temperatures range from 2°C to 8°C. Snowfall tends to be heavy but doesn't usually last long. The weather during the spring and fall varies; average temperatures range from 3°C to 20°C, and the rain is often unpredictable. The best time to visit Istanbul is in the summer. During the summer months, the average temperatures range from 16°C to 23°C, and there isn't a lot of rain.

Highlights and Attractions

If you're a foodie, you'll find numerous dishes that will tempt your taste buds in Istanbul. Develi serves icli kofte, spicy lahmacun and raw cig kofte. If you like to have a bagel for breakfast, hit up the nearest street vendor for a simit. Thinner than bagels, simit is a sesame-covered pastry that goes well with cheese or jam. You can also eat your way through Ortakoy. Head to the vibrant neighbourhood on a summer evening, and find the streets lined with Turkish fast-food stalls that serve everything from stuffed mussels to potatoes. The 500-year-old Grand Bazaar is a place everyone who visits Istanbul should experience. The market is filled with stalls that sell things like carpets and gold. Other popular local attractions include the Blue Mosque, Ayasofya, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and Galata Bridge.

Planning a Trip to Istanbul

The vibrant atmosphere, abundance of attractions and mouth-watering Turkish cuisine make Istanbul an excellent holiday destination. If you plan to shop for a bargain, visit the mosques in the old city or buy tantuni from a street vendor. Ebookers can help make your holiday planning easy. Visit ebookers to find cheap flight to Istanbul, good rates on hotel accommodation and various holiday packages.

Best Anytime fares to Istanbul

Cheap round-trip flights to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip fares
London Istanbul Thu, 4 Sep - Mon, 15 Sep Atlasjet £112
Manchester Istanbul Mon, 1 Sep - Tue, 30 Sep airline logo SWISS £169
Birmingham Istanbul Sat, 20 Sep - Sat, 27 Sep airline logo SWISS £163
Athens Istanbul Mon, 8 Sep - Tue, 16 Sep Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines £110
Cairo Istanbul Tue, 26 Aug - Wed, 3 Sep airline logo Royal Jordanian £188
Dubai Istanbul Sat, 20 Sep - Thu, 2 Oct airline logo Qatar Airways £215
Prague Istanbul Sat, 13 Sep - Tue, 7 Oct airline logo SWISS £137
Antalya Istanbul Wed, 3 Sep - Thu, 18 Sep 4-1 version from Alfresco SunExpress £53
Dublin Istanbul Thu, 18 Sep - Sun, 28 Sep airline logo Air France £143
Paris Istanbul Tue, 16 Sep - Thu, 25 Sep Transavia Airlines Transavia £117
Budapest Istanbul Tue, 9 Sep - Sat, 13 Sep airline logo Air Serbia £120
Belgrade Istanbul Mon, 15 Sep - Wed, 24 Sep airline logo Air Serbia £116
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Best weekend fares to Istanbul

Best weekend fares to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip fares
London Istanbul Fri, 12 Sep - Mon, 15 Sep Atlasjet £132
Manchester Istanbul Thu, 4 Sep - Mon, 8 Sep airline logo KLM Royal Dutch Airlines £247
Birmingham Istanbul Thu, 18 Sep - Mon, 22 Sep airline logo Lufthansa £194
Athens Istanbul Thu, 11 Sep - Sat, 13 Sep Aegean Airlines Aegean Airlines £129
Cairo Istanbul Thu, 7 Aug - Mon, 11 Aug 4-1 version from Alfresco Egyptair £320
Dubai Istanbul Thu, 4 Sep - Sun, 7 Sep 4-1 version from Alfresco Azerbaijan Airlines £319
Prague Istanbul Fri, 12 Sep - Sun, 14 Sep 4-1 version from Alfresco Ukraine International Airlines £217
Antalya Istanbul Fri, 5 Sep - Sat, 6 Sep airline logo Pegasus Airlines £63
Dublin Istanbul Thu, 18 Sep - Mon, 22 Sep airline logo KLM Royal Dutch Airlines £202
Paris Istanbul Thu, 18 Sep - Mon, 22 Sep airline logo Air Serbia £145
Budapest Istanbul Thu, 18 Sep - Mon, 22 Sep airline logo Air Serbia £147
Belgrade Istanbul Thu, 4 Sep - Sun, 7 Sep airline logo Air Serbia £128
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