Turkish Airlines flies every weekday from Hamburg which is named as “Gate to the world” by the residents with reference to its port, to Istanbul, a city on seven hills. This route with diversified flights from the earliest hours till night starts from Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM) and ends at Istanbul Airport (IST).Turkish Airlines flights from Hamburg to Istanbul take place three times a day during winter; this number increases up to 5 in the months of summer. All being direct, these flights take nearly three to three and a half hour. It is possible to reach from Hamburg to Istanbul also by connecting flights over Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport (ADB). The total duration of flights in such cases vary by the layover at the transit points.
Old but vigorous, Hamburg has been welcoming sailors, merchants and merchant marines for centuries. This lovely port town preserves a fabulous imagery where Gothic architecture and canals have the leading role. Miniatur Wunderland, the largest miniature museum worldwide is one of the most attracting spots of tourism in the city, offering also guided tour options. Elbphilharmonie is breathtaking as well, with its distinctive architecture. Located in the Port of Hamburg, Speicherstadt, which means “Warehouse district” in German, is the largest warehouse district worldwide attracting attention with its one of a kind architecture.
As the sole airport of Hamburg, Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM) serves as a point of departure for Turkish Airlines Flights to Istanbul.
You may easily reach Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM) by public transportation from the city center. It takes nearly 25 minutes to get to the airport from Hauptbanhof, the main train station in the city. You may get on these trains serving in every 10 minutes right across the airport terminals.
Visitors wishing to reach the airport via subway from the city center may take U1 subway line stopping by Ohlsdorf, which is both a train and subway station. Green colored S1 route setting off from the same station also directly reaches Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM).
Waking you up with the soothing sound of ships, Istanbul is a city where you can feel the beautiful smell of the Turkish coffee accompanied by fragrant honeysuckle flowers. As a home to many historical spots such as the Grand Bazaar, the Maiden’s Tower, Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul fascinates its visitors both by its day and night. Getting on a boat from Eminönü or Karaköy to Kadıköy is a speechless joy in this splendid city visited by millions of tourists each year. Sipping Turkish coffee in Moda, shopping at Baghdad Avenue and spending your time in the large shopping malls are only a few things you may plan to do in this gorgeous city.
Istanbul hosts two international airports; Istanbul Airport (IST) located on the European side and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. The point of destination for Turkish Airlines flights taking off from Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM) is Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport is approximately 35 km from Istanbul city center and there are plenty of transport options available, such as taxi, rent-a-car and airport shuttles. For more information on public transportation from Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.
You can rent-a-car from the rent-a-car companies at Istanbul Airport (IST), or you can rent a taxi when there’s more traffic. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi, and costs around 100-110 TL. You can travel comfortably on the Airport shuttles at all most any hour of the day, and these shuttles reach many places in the city.