Flights To Turkey
Getting to Turkey by Air
The national airline is Turkish Airlines (TK). From London you can fly direct to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines, British Airways, and Easy Jet. There are other international airports at Adana, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Trabzon. Departure Tax US$50 is levied only on Turkish nationals not resident overseas departing from Turkey.
Approximate Flight Times
From London to Istanbul is 3 hours 45 minutes and from New York is 9 hours 50 minutes.
Main Airports in Turkey
Ankara (ESB) (Esenboga)
33km (21 miles) northeast of the city. To/from the airport:Havas buses (website: www.havas.net) travelevery 30 minutes between the airport and the city centre from 0430 to 2400 (journey time – 50 minutes). Taxis are also available. Facilities:Duty-free shops, bank/bureau de change, restaurants and bars and CAR HIRE.
Istanbul (IST) (Atatürk, formerly Yeşilköy)
24km (15 miles) west of the city (journey time – 30 to 50 minutes). To/from the airport: Havas runs a regular bus service between the airport and the city centre. Taxis are available. Facilities:Duty-free shops, bank/bureau de change, bar, restaurant and CAR HIRE
Sabiha Gökçen (SAW)
40km (25 miles) from Istanbul, on the Asian side. To/from the airport: There are shuttle bus services to Taksim Square in the city (journey time – 45 minutes) and to Atatürk International Airport (journey time – 60 to 70 minutes). Taxis are available 24 hours. Facilities: Duty-free shops, bank, ATMs, business centre and restaurants/cafes CAR HIRE.
Izmir (IZM) (Adnan Menderes)
18km (11 miles) south of the city. To/from the airport: Havas buses meet domestic flights and travel hourly from the city centre (journey time – 50 to 60 minutes). Facilities: Bank/bureau de change, ATMs, duty-free shops, bar, restaurant and CAR HIRE.
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