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The lowest prices found within the past 7 days from Athens to Istanbul were £69 for one-way flights and £160 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to fly from Athens to Istanbul right now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor will keep you up-to-date on any health advisories or flying restrictions if you’re flying to Istanbul from Athens.
Is there a direct flight between Athens and Istanbul?
The great thing about going by plane from Athens to Istanbul is that there are a handful of routes you can take. If you decide you’d like to go from Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) to Istanbul (ISL-Ataturk Intl.), you’ll have many carriers to pick from, including Turkish Airlines. Rather take off from Athens International Airport and arrive at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Intl. Airport? Consider booking a spot with Pegasus.
How long is a direct flight from Athens to Istanbul?
Generally, the flight time between Athens and Istanbul is 1 hour and 30 minutes, while the total travel distance is 330 miles. Get to your destination faster with a direct flight and then explore the world in your own time and at your own pace.
Can I cancel my flight booking to Istanbul due to COVID-19?
As an ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your Istanbul booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.
What are the best airports for Athens to Istanbul flights?
Curious to know the different ways to get from Athens to Istanbul? Check out this list of the most popular flight routes:

  • Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (ATH) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) - 25 flights per week
  • Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) to SAW - 21 flights per week

What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Athens to Istanbul?
There are quite a few airlines advertising flights between Athens and Istanbul. Find a carrier that will offer you more for your hard-earned money among these leading picks:

  • Turkish Airlines with 78 flights every month.
  • Alitalia with 60 flights every month.
  • Aegean Airlines with 30 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 30 flights every month.

How many flights are there from Athens to Istanbul?
There are roughly 4 flights which operate each day from Athens to Istanbul. You might like to remember this the next time you’re dreaming about a holiday.
Is it possible to fly on an airline that employs social distancing and other COVID-19 measures?
Getting to your destination comfortably and confidently is as important as having a great holiday once you get there. Take the stress out of flying by choosing Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines or Aeroflot. They all employ social distancing rules and have COVID-19 measures in place, which may be capped capacity flights and keeping the middle seat empty.
What are the cheapest days to book a flight?
This is one is easy to remember: Ticket Thursdays. We found that tickets booked on a Thursday resulted in the best deal on average in 2021. However, Friday can be the worst day to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2021.
What are the cheapest days to fly?
When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2021, Friday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly, with Tuesday as a close second. That’s definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Thinking of traveling mid-week? It turns out that Wednesdays generally had the most expensive airline tickets, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from Athens to Istanbul 

Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from Athens to Istanbul, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between Athens to Istanbul is October. In the current list of deals available, prices start at £160 and can rise to £218 for return flights.  

Find the best flight from Athens to Istanbul  

Every day between Athens and Istanbul, 23 flights from 7 airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with Aegean Airlines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Finnair, Pakistan International Airlines, Singapore Airlines, IndiGo, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 1hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 552 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from Athens to Istanbul — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

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We want the experience of booking your flight from Athens to Istanbul to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

5 out of 5
Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6, Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 5 restaurants. Popular attractions Taksim Square and Galata Tower are located ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (610 reviews)
5 days in İstanbul
"From check in to check out, the friendly staff at the front desk as well as the staff in the dining room we're all excellent. Truly a 5 star hotel in a beautiful city. The location was perfectly near the palace, tram, metro, and the ships. Clean surroundings so you feel safe at night walking also. ..."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2023

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

4 out of 5
Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the bar and the property condition in their ...
9/10 Wonderful! (1,098 reviews)
"A very special hotel in a very good location close to all major attractions. Very friendly and welcoming staff who were always willing to help and offer advice. A bonus having coffee available in reception at all times. Spacious room and comfortable bed. Great views from breakfast room over the surrounding ..."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2023

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Old City, an IHG Hotel

Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Old City, an IHG Hotel

5 out of 5
Balabanaga Mahallesi, Fethibe, Laleli-Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque are located ...
7.6/10 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"nice hotel for the price. the room is a big smaller for 3 people"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2023

Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Old City, an IHG Hotel

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The Green Park Pendik

The Green Park Pendik

5 out of 5
Kaynarca Mah. Erol Kaya Cad., No:204 Pendik, Istanbul, Istanbul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free parking, an outdoor pool and 5 restaurants. Popular attractions Pendik Port and Marinturk Istanbul City ...
7/10 Good! (1,003 reviews)
"The hotel was old and dirty in some areas. Dirty outdoor pool."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2023

The Green Park Pendik
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel

5 out of 5
Divanyolu Cd. Alemdar Mah., Ticarethane Sk. No 10 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are located ...
7.8/10 Good! (370 reviews)
Best concierge service ever
"The hotel was modern, close to everything. The concierge were amazing. They helped us so much on our stay. The staff were very friendly"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2023

Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 8 restaurants. Popular attractions Taksim Square and Galata Tower are located ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
Great lodging experience
"Our stay at the Swiss Hotel exceeded our expectations. The view of the Bosporus from our corner room was spectacular. Breakfast was delicious. Staff was very helpful. It’s location was convenient and car service was readily available."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2023

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
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Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.