Flights to Istanbul
The East meets the West in Istanbul, and it’s the fascinating marriage of cultures that makes this city one you simply cannot miss. If you’ve never heard of the Aya Sofya, that’s OK, perhaps you’re not an architecture major, but this innovative masterpiece is a sight to behold and is often the first to-do on the travel list of most visitors to Istanbul. Istanbul has a pretty mind-blowing skyline on the worst of days, but if you choose to see it from one of the terrace restaurants around Eminonu or Beyoglu, you will really know you’ve arrived – pencil that in. Don’t forget to lose yourself in the sights and sounds and smells of the Bazaar district, and don’t skimp on spending some time in the glamorous Kanyon, which is called chaotic for all of the right reasons. Universal Traveller can get you there cheaply, just ask one of our friendly consultants about cheap airfares to Istanbul.
Flights from Australia to Istanbul will arrive at Ataturk International Airport (IST). Ataturk is the biggest international airport in Turkey and sits 24 kilometres west of the city centre. The airport is well connected with transport options including the Metro subway, Seabus ferry (connect via Havas bus services), local buses, taxis and rental cars. Havatas also run a shuttle service, which is faster but slightly more expensive than local buses, to downtown with stops along the way.
Flying from Australia to Istanbul will require a stopover at one of a few exciting and adventurous cities. Make a quick change or stay and explore places like Singapore, Thailand, Dubai or Qatar. The total flight time from any Australian capital city to Istanbul is around 20 hours. You’ll arrive fed and fresh as major airlines offer a selection of food, drinks and entertainment on international flights. For more details on specific airline services, check out our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to Istanbul
Major airlines that fly from Australia to Istanbul:
Istanbul Holiday Packages
Spend an afternoon sailing along the Bosphorus and see the ships making their way from the Sea of Marmara, or gallery hop on Independence Avenue before heading out for the some Istanbul nightlife in Kanyon – let us fill in all of the hotel, transfer and add-on blanks in between with our infamous Universal Traveller holiday packages. Our savvy travel consultants can make sure you get the most out of your Istanbul holiday by bundling all your options and personalising your vacay to suit.
Istanbul is where it all happens in Turkey and is the country’s most famous city, but not actually its capital, that mantle is reserved for Ankara - believe it or not. The city is built alongside the Bosphorus, which is a strait between the Black and Marmara seas, and you will find cultural splices of both Asia and Europe along its vibrant Istanbul shores. While in Istanbul, you should make time to check out what all the fuss about Turkish baths is really about and slip into the steam stream in hamams – a world-famous and historical Turkish bath. The food fare is mouth-wateringly delectable too, and you can choose to party all night at one of Istanbul’s superclubs in Ortakoy or Kurucesme where you will find other revellers indulging in the most chaotic clubbing experience of their lives - hands down.
At Universal Traveller, we know heaps about partying in Istanbul, and how to get there with the cheapest flights possible, see here. Universal Traveller travel consultants can offer you the best advice possible on the latest deals and info about flights, accommodation and tours so call or pop in-store today.
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