Find the cheapest flight to Turkey
Turkey has the distinction of being the only country to straddle two continents, and it’s been a popular travel destination for ages. Istanbul has two airports serving it – one on each continent. The vast majority of international flights will be routed through Atatürk International Airport on the European side, but for those with a little more time than money, most low-cost carriers also fly into Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Asian side. If you’re willing to fly into a major European city (such as London or Paris) first, you could catch a budget carrier’s flight to Istanbul via Sabiha Gökçen Airport for a lower price. or alternatively, look at flights to Turkey from Manchester. Alternatively, you can fly into Istanbul and then catch a domestic flight in Turkey to visit other cities.
Atatürk International Airport (airport code IST) is Istanbul’s major international airport. It sits in Yesilköy, 15 km from Istanbul. A list of the airlines serving Atatürk is here, underneath the “Other Telephone Numbers” section. Live flight information is here, and you can get more detailed information by clicking on the menu to the right. A map of the terminal is here, and lists of the restaurants, shops and services available is here. There’s a luggage storage unit on the arrival floor of the terminal which is open all day, every day. Your ground transportation options are listed here.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport (airport code SAW) sits on the Asian side of Istanbul, and was built because the number of passengers traveling to Turkey exceeded Atatürk International’s capacity. Sabiha Gökçen serves many of Europe’s low-cost carriers – a complete list of airlines that fly into the airport is here. The restaurants, shops and services at the airport are listed here and your ground transportation options are listed here.
More Information on Turkey
Turkey’s position as the bridge between Europe and Asia makes for an intriguing mix of East and West in everything from the cuisine to the clothing. The country has the charm of the old world with just enough modernizations to make travel relatively easy. From its beautiful Mediterranean beaches to its historial and Biblical sites, Turkey is the stuff of traveler legends.