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Quick Facts About Istanbul

Local Time


11:53 AM





Based on Affordable Restaurant

14.52 SAR

Public Transport

One-way Ticket

1.69 SAR

Average temperature



Weather for the next 7 days

Sun 15°C Mon 15°C Tue 15°C Wed 14°C Thu 13°C Fri 16°C Sat 16°C

About Istanbul

Istanbul- The Bridge That Connects Europe and Asia

Whether you want to relax and recoup or live new adventures, Istanbul is your go-to destination. Istanbul is the most populous city with a personality all of its own which lies in the northwest of the country at the Bosporus Strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea with a population of around 15 million people. Istanbul is one of the greatest cities in the world where you can find the perfect combination of both the modern and traditional lifestyles, it also represents a mix between the eastern and western cultures. 

Istanbul's climate is pleasant throughout the year, but every season has its pros and cons. Plan your perfect Istanbul vacation with our online guide to determine the best date for your trip.

-The peak tourist season is from late spring through early fall (May-Sep) the temperature rises up to average highs of 30°C and becomes humid and hot. During this season, accommodations and Istanbul flight prices are at their peak.

- Low Season is in winter (Nov-Mar) the temperature goes to 9 °C and the weather becomes warm and pleasant. This is the best time to visit the city because there are almost no tourists so you can really enjoy all the attractions and sightseeing. Avail big discounts on Istanbul flights and hotels.

Istanbul Airport 


Istanbul Airport (IATA: IST, ICAO: LTFM)


In the Arnavutköy district on the European side of Istanbul

Number of terminals

1 terminal

Airlines fly to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways, Emirates, EgyptAir, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Etihad Airways and Flynas.

Facilities of Istanbul airport

Istanbul Airport is one of the largest airports in the world which is located on the European side of the city. It consists of one large terminal that can handle 200 million passengers per year. The airport provides plenty of facilities for passengers as there are free WiFi, ATMs, banking services, currency exchange offices, luggage storage & lockers, mobile charging, a pharmacy and prayer rooms. Besides, If you are looking for baby-friendly facilities, you will find baby care rooms and play areas for children as you will ensure that your kids burn off all their energy before the flight. Moreover, you can pamper yourself at The Ambassador Spa & Beauty as there is a steam room and beauty service.

Additionally, the airport offers several food options as you will find around 150 restaurants and cafes which offer a good variety of dishes to choose from. Also, there are a lot of places where you can shop from to make your time at the airport fly by, such as UniFree Duty-Free that offers the traditional duty-free items and a variety of other shops with a wide range of international brands.

On top of that, if you are looking to catch some rest, stay at one of the airport’s lounges where you can take a shower and relish hot beverage, children play area including a climbing wall, wifi, prayer rooms, smoking lounge and television.

Getting to/from Istanbul Airport

Istanbul has several good options to get from the airport to the center of the city. You can pick a bus from outside the terminal as it is cheap and will take you a pretty tour of the city or you can take a taxi or simply rent a car as the journey from the airport to the downtown will take 50-60 minutes.

Where to stay and what to do 

Istanbul is one of the most wonderful cities in the world, which has a lot of interesting places to visit, fine cuisine, waterfronts, fascinating museums, trendy Bazaars and wonderful landmarks, such as Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise, Hagia Sophia Museum, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim square, Rumelihisarı, Archaeology Museum and Beylerbeyi Palace.

When it comes to shopping, Istanbul has many malls, bazaars and shops where you can buy a wide variety of goods, such as Galleria Shopping Mall, City's shopping center, Viaport Asia Outlet Shopping, Grand Bazaar, Mısır Çarşısı and Aslan Gift Shop. For dining, whether you are looking for a luxury dining experience or sample food on the street, there's an eating option for every budget, such as Cooking Alaturka, Balıkçı Sabahattin, Matbah, Cuma and Çiya Sofrası. 

At the same time, our aim is to provide you with an easier and more comfortable travel experience, hence, we have compiled for you a list of the best hotels in the city to choose from, just book your hotel through Almosafer 

Book your flight to Istanbul with Almosafer 

Almosafer provides its travelers with a selection of airlines that offer direct and indirect flights to Istanbul. We can bring you the absolute best airfare for flights to Istanbul that suits your travel date and time.

Have a look at top routes to Istanbul

Origin Cities


From Jeddah

1215 SAR

From Riyadh

1225 SAR

From Kuwait

770 SAR

From Medina

1229 SAR

From Dammam

1153 SAR

From Bahrain

1340 SAR

From Al Qassim

1185 SAR

From Taif

1265 SAR

From Casablanca 

1430 SAR

From Dubai

1030 SAR

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FAQs about Istanbul

Q- how much does Istanbul visa cost?

       A- The average cost of the Turkish visit visas (90 days visa) is $35 plus a $1.05 service fee.

Q- What is Meet & Greet service at Istanbul airport?

       A- Meet and greet service at Istanbul airport for passengers who would like stress free travel and helping them with their baggage and fast-track them through all the formalities. 

Q- Do airways have flatbeds for snoozing? 

       A- Of course, just simply find a business class airline with fully-flat beds.

Q- How far is central Istanbul from the airport?

       A- Istanbul airport is 20 miles from the center of Istanbul.

Q- Is Istanbul airport the same as Ataturk Airport?

       A- Ataturk Airport was replaced by the newly constructed Istanbul Airport since April 2019, so as to meet Istanbul's increasing air traffic.

Q- Which airlines fly to Istanbul?

       A- Almosafer gives you the cheapest flights from hundreds of airlines, such as Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways, Emirates, EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc.

Q- What are the biggest shopping malls in Istanbul?

       A- Cevahir shopping mall, Mall of Istanbul, Istinye Park and Zorlu Center are some of the biggest malls in Istanbul.

Q- What restaurants and cafes can I find inside Istanbul Airport?

       A- There are plenty of restaurants and cafes inside the airport, such as Burger King, Crousty Co, Jackie's, Starbucks, Gloria Jean's Coffees, Popeyes and Turcuisine.

FAQ for Flight To Istanbul

  • What is the approx cost for food in Istanbul?

    The approx food cost in Istanbul is 14.52 SAR

  • What is the approx cost for transportation in Istanbul?

    The approx cost for transportation in Istanbul is 1.69 SAR

  • What is the cheapest day to book flights to Istanbul?

    The cheapest day to book flights to Istanbul is Saturday.

  • What is the most pricey day to book a flight to Istanbul?

    The most expensive/costliest day to book a flight is Saturday.

  • What is the prime airport name in Istanbul?

    The prime airport name in Istanbul is Ataturk Airport

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