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Travel to Istanbul

The major Turkish city, Istanbul, is unique not only because of its literally age-old history, but also because of where it is situated. Istanbul location spreads evenly over two continents – Asia and Europe, with the Bosphorus Strait in between. The European side of Istanbul is much more popular as a tourist haunt than the Asian side. So, let’s find out how to reach Istanbul.

Istanbul has two airports. The main one is called Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which is located 24 km west of the city centre towards the Europe side. Ataturk has always been one of the busiest airports of Europe, being located at an important geographical junction. To relieve Ataturk from being overloaded with international traffic, Sabiha Gokcen Airport was opened in 2001 towards the southeast, in the Asian side. Flights to Istanbul from India mostly go to Ataturk airport, since the other one is less used for pleasure trips and more for business or diplomatic trips. From Ataturk airport, one can take Havatas – the airport shuttle service that leave every half an hour, or take the subway to Taksim Station where most of the hotels are changing cars at Otogar Station. The easiest but not so cheap option would be taking a cab. Depending on the time of the day and traffic, it should take you 30 minutes and cost you 50 TRY.

In case, you are flying from Asia, and want to know how to reach Istanbul from India, then, there is only one direct flight operating between India and Turkey, i.e. Turkish airlines that provides flights from Mumbai and Delhi. However, you can also board plane from other international airports like Etihad Airways, Oman Air and more, which have connecting flights to Istanbul.

By Air

The only company to have direct tickets from India to Istanbul is Turkish Airlines. There are two flights per day on every day of the week operated by Turkish airlines, one from Delhi and another from Mumbai. India to Istanbul flight duration for both the routes is 7 hours 5 minutes, which is the fastest one can travel between India and Turkey. If you do not live in Delhi or Mumbai, then there are connecting flights run by carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air and Etihad with reasonable flight duration. To get cheap flights to Istanbul from India, travel during the off seasons when there is lesser crowd. In case you are on a larger trip and are in any part of Western Europe, then there are more than one daily nonstop flight to Istanbul from cities like Paris, Brussels, Madrid, Munich, Lisbon and more.

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By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
New Delhi to Istanbul7.0 hours---
Mumbai to Istanbul6.0 hours---
Chennai to Istanbul11.0 hours---
Hyderabad to Istanbul10.0 hours---
Bangalore to Istanbul10.0 hours---

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    Excellent Trip Yes, the trip was good... Except following... 1. Hotel booking in Istanbul was far from Market and was in the slop 2. Baku city tour one day was ok... But 2nd day was Gobustan was a waste of time. 3. Cappadocia's guide of the Pupa tour was very good. Pamukkale's tour guide was just ok. Overall tour was good.. and as per the commitment

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    Mumbai

    Husein's 6 days trip to Istanbul

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    Drabani's 9 days trip to Istanbul

    My family trip to Turkey w. e. f 28th Dec/2019 to 04.01.2020 customised by Travel Triangle indeed ended to our entire satisfaction except for the Mascara hotel ,Cappadocia which was earlier booked as a cave hotel was really not. However the services at the hotel were good. Also, the guide at Cappadocia did not take us to the unground city. I had foreign trips several times previously also customized by other travel agencies, like MMT, but in my opinion Travel Triangle is professionally more competent and prompt in their responses to customers as they complete all the formalities well in advance without giving any tension to the customers. I unhesitatingly recommend Travel Triangle to every one who opts to go for travel abroad. Well behaved people of Turkey, hotel services, hot air balloon ride at Cappadocia .

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    London

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    March-April and September-October is the best time to visit Istanbul. June-August is too hot and crowded, while the winter months get a lot of rainfall.

    Turkish Lira or TRY is the official currency of Turkey. It comes in notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200.

    The Marmaray Commuter Rail is the most commonly used transportation to travel across Bosphorus from Asia to Europe and vice-versa. There are cruisers and Catamaran ferries as well, if you want to travel above the water surface.

     

    For a packed itinerary 3-5 days is enough to see the prime attractions of Istanbul. If you want a more relaxed vacation, take a week off.

    Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern are the three major attractions of Istanbul, followed by Suleymaniye Mosque and Hippodrome of Constantinople.

     

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