Turkish Airlines has six direct flights in average every day from Frankfurt to Istanbul. Flights take off each day from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and land at either Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) within nearly three hours.
You may also fly to Istanbul from Frankfurt with a connecting flight over Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) and increase your flight alternatives. The duration of journey between Frankfurt and Istanbul with a connecting flight over Ankara varies by the layover at Istanbul.
Istanbul serves as a hub for the flights operated by Turkish Airlines. You may land at Istanbul from Frankfurt and reach various destinations worldwide from here with many flights offered by Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines offers great opportunities to turn your layover at Istanbul into enjoyable moments. If you have a layover between 6 to 24 hours; you may have a chance to see many tourist spots in the city with the complimentary sightseeing service Touristanbul .
As the fifth largest city of Germany, Frankfurt is a significant exhibition center at the same time. Frankfurt is utterly dynamic throughout the year thanks to these exhibitions taking place all over the city. There are a wide range of activities to do, whether for an exhibition or for touristic purposes. Make sure to get on the famous “Ebbelwei Express” train; taking you a sightseeing tour in the city lasting for an hour, these colorful trains offer enjoyable moments with German music, pretzels and traditional drinks.
Frankfurt hosts two airports as Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN). Turkish Airlines flights to Istanbul from Frankfurt take off from Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
There are many flights taking place each day at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), which is busiest airport in the city. Located 12 km from the center, the airport offers various public transportation opportunities from the city center.
The most practical way to reach the airport is the railway system. You may easily get to the airport via the trains setting off both from the city center and the nearby cities. The railway lines S8 and S9 operate between the city center and the airport.
Another public transportation option for reaching Frankfurt Airport (FRA) from the city center is the buses. You may reach the airport via the bus numbered 61 from Frankfurt South Train Station and via the bus numbered 62 from Schwanheim. As another option, the airport shuttles depart from Darmstadt.
Apart from these, you may also consider renting a car or taking a cab. Note that the cabs get you to the airport nearly within thirty minutes from the city center.
Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapı Palace, Blue (Sultanahmet) Mosque, Grand Bazaar are only a few of the attractions this lovely city offers. This archaic city welcomes its guests with an utterly different heritage around every corner. Visitors of Istanbul are amazed by the Basilica Cistern with the Medusa heads settled under the columns as a great work of art from the Roman Period, together by the rich collection of the Archaeological Museum and by the various kinds of spices at the Egyptian Bazaar. Make sure to also cross over the Anatolian side by boat or ferry to witness unforgettable joyful moments during your stay.
There are two international airports in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Passengers booking their flight from Frankfurt to Istanbul have a chance to choose their points of destination between these two airports.
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the D20 road and one end of the road connects to TEM. Soon there will be a 07 connection in Odayeri. These roads offer the option of connecting to both TEM and E5.
Istanbul Airport is 35 km from the city center. You can reach the airport by İETT, taxi, Havaist, or private vehicle. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the airport by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. You can find taxis almost everywhere in the city center. For more information on how to reach Istanbul Airport check the transport information page. In addition, there are plenty of car rental companies provided by Istanbul Airport, that you can rent a car from.
Some of the flights by Turkish Airlines from Frankfurt to Istanbul land at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Located on the Anatolian side, Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) is 40 km from the city center.
There are a couple of alternatives for reaching the center, such as the airport shuttles, municipal buses, cabs or car rental. Operating almost at all hours, airport shuttles depart from the airport and get to Taksim and Kadıköy. You may also reach the city center via the municipal buses; the bus numbered SG-2 gets to Taksim, E-3 to 4th Levent and E-11 or SG-1 to Kadıköy. You may check the website of IETT (Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management) for information about the times of departure. Stations these buses depart are right on the way out the airport.
You may also rent a car from the car rental firms serving within the airport or take cabs which are at your service 7/24 to ensure a smooth transportation during your stay.