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|January||Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)|
|July||Most popular time to fly (21% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|£337||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Looking for cheap airfare to Istanbul Ataturk Airport? 25% of our users found return tickets to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for the following prices or less: From London £175, from Manchester £204, from Birmingham £206
- Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
- High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is January.
- Considering a flight to Istanbul, there are three airports in Istanbul with Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport (IST) located in Yeşilyurt, 23km (14 miles) west of Sultanahmet Square, being the busiest of them all with more connectivity both locally and internationally. Other airports include Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) and the new Istanbul Airport (ISL). If you are heading to the Asian parts of Istanbul like Bosphorus or cities close to it, then the Sabiha Gökçen Airport is a more convenient choice.
- If you have time to spare at the Ataturk Airport, you can take advantage of the free city tour being offered by Turkish Airways to transit international passengers. The tours are offered twice a day by TourIstanbul. To qualify, you should have at least a 6-hour transit time between 9am and 6pm. The tours are in these timings 09:00-15:00, 09:00-18:00 and 12:00-18:00.
- Are you anticipating a late arrival at the Atatürk International Airport (IST)? Not to worry, there are a couple of hotels that you can pass the night in. There are several moderately-priced hotels that are within 1 to 8 km away. There are a couple of hotels that are further from the airport so if your flight doesn’t fall in the rush hour, you can stay there.
- Are you anticipating a long stressful flight to Istanbul? The Ataturk Airport has something for you. You can relieve yourself by getting a massage at Tui Na. Tui Na offers Swedish style massages. You can get these massages fully clothed. Tui Na is located in the Departures area near Gate 216.
- Do you have a knack for history and aviation? Then you are in luck. A historical museum owned by the Turkish Airforce grants you access to interesting historical planes dating as far back as 1912. The museum also offers exhibitions of helicopters, hovercrafts, jet motors and more.
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