Book Cheap Flights to Istanbul: A Comprehensive Guide

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Istanbul welcomes visitors with the cheapest flights from Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus, mythologically renowned Golden Horn and well-mixed cosmopolitan trends make it a fascinating destination. You can find cheap flights to Istanbul by Pegasus Airlines from more than 70 airports worldwide.

Direct and Domestic Flights to Istanbul

Istanbul has become a busy hub for air passengers as it hosts two internationally large-scale airports. International travellers from Düsseldorf, Lyon, London and Doha may lead their transit flights via Pegasus Airlines at Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also the cheapest domestic flight route if you would like to connect your trip to Anatolian cities, including Konya, Adana, Trabzon and Erzurum. At peak season, Istanbul flights will lead you comfortably to the popular resorts around Antalya and Dalaman.

Transportation in Istanbul

In Istanbul, public transport is well-equipped and connects routes of different transport types. Public buses, metro, tram, taxis and ferries are all available in the city. Cheap flights to Istanbul will directly land at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, close to Kurtköy. At Sabiha Gökçen Airport, you can find public buses to the central hubs like Kartal and Kadıköy for Marmaray connection. Havaist buses will take you directly to the Istanbul Airport and the Central Coach Station in a non-stop order. With a valid driving licence, you can reach the top tourist attractions using car rental services. Take a glance at the best rent-a-car service available on Pegasus offers.

Accommodation in Istanbul

Istanbul hosts hundreds of luxury and chain hotels for exclusive stays and ultimate comfort. You can find five-star hotels and residences almost in all parts of the city. For budget travellers, there are a large number of family-run businesses and Airbnb options in busy hubs like Taksim, Eminönü, Sultanahmet, Yeşilköy and Kadıköy. 

Visa-Free Travel Options

Turkey allows visa-free entry to a long list of nationalities for a short stay within 90 days. If your passport is not visa-free, then getting a visa is easy by e-application. You can also get a visa on the spot at Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Istanbul International Airport. Check the cheapest Istanbul flights for visa-free passports through Pegasus Airlines visa requirement pages.

History and Discovery

Istanbul attracts travellers with its long history and heritage from the Byzantine to the Ottoman eras. You can start to explore the city at the heart of the Historical Town. Start your journey with Sultanahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque), and go around to discover the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Süleymaniye Mosque, the Underground Cistern and others. The Istanbul Archaeological Museum will amaze you with ancient galleries revealing Neolithic time. Make sure you visit the basilica and enjoy the artistry of the mosaics in each museum. If you take yourself to the peaceful Anatolian side, you will be astonished by the beautiful scenery and the glorified architecture of Beylerbeyi Palace.

Bosphorus is noted for being the symbolic waterway between Anatolia and Europe. Yet, it gives marvellous snapshots of the beautiful city as well. To have a closer look at the lace-like houses and palaces alongside the Bosphorus, have a boat trip on the waterway or drive through the route from Beşiktaş and Bebek to Tarabya and Yeniköy.

Shopping, Commerce and Entertainment

The metropolis of Istanbul covers the contemporary needs of locals and travellers as a shopping, commerce and entertainment hub. You can attend artistic and commercial conventions throughout the year to widen your scope and find new business partners.

  • Istanbul International Dance Festival: try your style during amateur dancing workshops
  • Istanbul Film Festival: see film competitions, displays and cinematography seminars
  • Istanbul Book Fair: chat with famous poets and authors while shopping for favourite books
  • Istanbul Real Estate Fair: have meetings with real estate agencies, vendors and construction companies
  • Istanbul Textile Exhibition: learn about new trends in textile design and manufacturing.

Book your Istanbul cheap flight ticket by searching the available dates for your schedule.

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