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Athens Eleftherios V. to Istanbul & other airports flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 26m
Flights arrive in Istanbul & other airports
Flights depart from Athens Eleftherios V.
Flight price £103
Distance 334 miles
Airlines Aegean Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
September
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average price:
£172
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£163
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Athens to Istanbul & other airports

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £163 or less.
The cheapest flight from Athens to Istanbul & other airports was found, on average, 74 days before departure.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Athens to Istanbul & other airports Flights

How long does a flight from Athens to Istanbul & other airports take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 20m, covering a distance of 334 miles.
How many flights are there between Athens and Istanbul & other airports?
There are 289 (direct) flights between Athens and Istanbul & other airports per week, averaging 42 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Athens to Istanbul & other airports?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Aegean Airlines (£103), Pegasus Airlines (£123) and Turkish Airlines (£140).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Athens and Istanbul & other airports?
Aegean Airlines (19 times daily), Turkish Airlines (17 times daily), IndiGo (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Athens to Istanbul & other airports?
For Athens to Istanbul & other airports, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Istanbul & other airports back to Athens, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Athens
£103
only
£103
Destination
Istanbul
£103
only
£103
Thu, 24 Oct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
IST
Istanbul & other airports
1h 30m
Tue, 29 Oct
IST
Istanbul & other airports
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
1h 30m
£103
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.7
Food
7.7
ATH
IST
Excellent 8.6

Pros: On time, good service, clean aircraft, friendly staff, good quality food.

Cons: Neither Kayak NOR Aegean informed us in advance that the ticket purchase did not include EVEN one piece of checked luggage. Discovered this at the eleventh while checking in online.

TLV
ATH
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Not much! Boarding was a nightmare, nobody knew which was the gate and actually they never put it up on the depatscreen. I felt like cattle!

Cons: Get organized! Let the passengers know the gate, board by zones instead of a cattle call 45min. before boarding and having to endure the pushing and shoving during this time. Getting in an airplane where people are trying to find a place for their belongings, not finding any and clogging the way.

ATH
CDG
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I wasnt accomodated for my meal preference. The cabin was old and creaked alot. I was not informed by kayak of absence of luggage allowance

ATH
IST
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew were very helpful and courteous

ATH
TBS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Consistently on time flights, friendly staff, and comfortable planes. Great value for money!

Cons: Nothing.

Sat, 18 May
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
IST
Istanbul & other airports
1h 20m
Mon, 20 May
IST
Istanbul & other airports
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
1h 35m
£123
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 1,464 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.6
Entertainment
4.9
Food
5.2
DOH
SAW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The boarding Schdule

AYT
ESB
OK 5.5

Pros: Took off on time

Cons: Chairs

SAW
BCN
OK 4.0

Pros: The tickets were relatively inexpensive.

Cons: However, for comparably-priced flights within the United States, we would have been given a snack and two beverage services on a four hour flight. This was international (turkey to spain) and we weren't given anything. We couldn't even get water without paying for it. Definitely one of the worst flights I've ever taken.

SAW
BEY
Good 6.4

Cons: We were really afraid from istanbul to beirut.

ASR
SAW
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: The price. It was cheap this time around.

Cons: The staff isn't exactly friendly and the food is horrible. Do not buy food on the plane. Bottled and canned items are ok to buy, do not trust the rest.

Thu, 24 Oct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
IST
Istanbul & other airports
1h 20m
Mon, 28 Oct
IST
Istanbul & other airports
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
1h 30m
£140
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 345 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
ATH
IST
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Purchase value

Cons: Economy seats are a bit tight

ATH
IST
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: The flight was delayed from Athens by 1.5 hours. Crew assured us we would make our connections. When we landed no info was given. No announcements made. We were forced to clear security again, even though just transferring and, after running to our gate, found the connection had left and the gate was abandoned with no one to tell us where to go or what to do. The lack of communication and information was appalling. Most people eventually found their way through the airport to a desk that booked them on a flight the next day. It was exhausting and the Turkish staff were unsympathetic.

ATH
IST
Good 6.3

Pros: Entertainment is good, many movies and games for kids.

Cons: Flight attendants are rude.

ATH
IST
Good 7.3

Pros: The transfer gates are always further away and there is no staff at the gates to help you. It's always a mad dash to catch your connecting flight. Turkish airport should consider transferring passengers with close connections through a faster line. Also, the security screening between flights doesn't offer any priority for passengers with tight connections.

ATH
IST
Good 6.0

Pros: The entertainment option was pretty good

Cons: There's very limited legroom on this plane.

Fri, 19 Apr
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
IST
Istanbul & other airports
1h 20m
Wed, 24 Apr
IST
Istanbul & other airports
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
1h 30m
£178
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 1,464 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.6
Entertainment
4.9
Food
5.2
STN
SAW
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: On my flight, passengers were rude to the extent that a fist fight broke out and cursing amongst everyone occurred.

ADA
ECN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice and fast plane ride.

FCO
SAW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: As an international traveler, I'm not aware of international flight times and rules when traveling. Thus, before my flight on the day, I tried to check-in online which was not available. I then checked check in times cut offs and on the website it clearly says in black and white that check in closes 45mins prior to departure. I made it to the Pegasus check in desk 55mins prior to departure, but it was already closed. In a complete frenzy, I ran to the one and only Pegasus agent and she absolutely refused to help me, saying "everyone knows it's one hour before check in". Uhm, no, everyone doesn't;t know, which is why they go and check it out on the website. That caused me not only to miss a flight and lose €120, but I then had to buy another flight for €370!!!!!!!! I now have to fight my way to the top to dispute this case.

CGN
SAW
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Punctuality

Cons: Comfort and food

BAH
SAW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: None

Cons: This is an international flight and the airline didn't even provide complimentary water or soft drinks

Fri, 19 Apr
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
IST
Istanbul & other airports
1h 20m
Tue, 23 Apr
IST
Istanbul & other airports
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
1h 30m
£191
Trip: 5 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 345 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
ATH
IST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very comfortable business class. Amazing food prepared on board. Flight crew was very pleasant, helpful and professional. The business class lounge in Istanbul was amazing as well, 2 stories tall with food, drink and entertainment everywhere. Golf simulator, slot cars etc!!!

Cons: Check in process was more disorganized than most business class .

ATH
IST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick boarding , the crew was awesome and very helpful. Great service all around

Cons: The flight was delayed but they couldn't tell us how late it was , but thanks to Kayak knew it was 40 mins delayed.

ATH
IST
Good 7.3

Pros: Food and staff were good.

Cons: The seats were tight when the person in front leaned all the way back. His or her head was practically in my lap forcing me to lean back, to the annoyance of the person behind me. All was fine after the meal when everyone leaned back.

ATH
IST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The customer service was top notch!

Cons: Could have used a few more air conditioning vents

ATH
IST
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Didn't happen. My first leg to Athens was canceled which created a humongous headache since it ended up canceling my return flights. Air Canada had to put me on completely new flights there and back. I think this has taught me to go directly through an airline. Justfly was not helpful. Neither was Turkish airlines.

Mon, 29 Apr
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
IST
Istanbul & other airports
1h 20m
Wed, 1 May
IST
Istanbul & other airports
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
6h 40m
£239
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.7
Food
7.7
ATH
IST
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew were very helpful and courteous

MXP
ATH
OK 5.6

Cons: The food honestly

BRU
ATH
Good 6.0

Cons: Food was very small portion, chicken (2 little slices) with plenty of potatoes. Forgot to give me the tray with the food,didn’t apologize at all.then they told me i need to wait cause they ran out of food trays..

ATH
IST
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew very helpful and happy to assist Good communication

Cons: Late boarding Late gate change Too many people with large carry on bags that wouldn’t fit into storage bins

ATH
CAI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This leg of the flight we were pleased with after buying another ticket to Athens.

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