Turkish Airlines flights between these cities take nearly two hours and fifty minutes. Flights take off every day from Stuttgart Airport (STR) and land at either Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). The distance between these two cities is roughly one thousand seven hundred kilometers.
Istanbul is regarded as a hub for the flights by Turkish Airlines. Therefore, you may depart from Stuttgart and continue your journey with another Turkish Airlines flight after you arrive at Istanbul.
Stuttgart is entirely a city of palaces; located in the city center, New Palace turns into a recreation site both for the residents and tourists during the summer months. Besides, the city is visited by a great number of automobile lovers as well. Thus, today’s automotive giants, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were founded in this town. Stuttgart hosts highly delighting museums offering insight to the history of both brands. Another attractive feature of the city is that it is surrounded by vast vineyards, which remain in the region for more than thousand years. You may witness the history of yards at “Weinbaumuseum”. If you are interested in enjoying the scenery of the city, do not forget to climb up the TV Tower with a height of 217 meters. You will be amazed by the breathtaking landscape of Stuttgart especially at sunsets.
Turkish Airlines flights from Stuttgart to Istanbul take off from Stuttgart Airport.
As the sixth busiest airport in Germany and the only airport in the city, Stuttgart Airport (STR) hosts many flights every day. Located 13 km from the city center, the airport offers a couple of transportation opportunities, including cabs, buses or subway system.
The most practical way to get to the airport is the subway system. Two different routes depart from Central Railway Station and reach the airport. Subway system operates until 00.00 at night and serves in every 10 minutes on weekdays. Trains, on the other hand, reach the airport from the central station within nearly thirty minutes; you may get to the airport with train lines S2 and S3. Another alternative would be the buses. Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal is located between Flughafenstrasse and Terminal 4, with 18 bus platforms in total. You may reach this terminal in an economic way, by the buses departing from the city center. Apart from these, you may also consider renting a car or taking a cab to get to the airport.
Amazing its visitors with its local street tastes like simit (Turkish bagel), chestnut, corn and lokma (Turkish doughnut- served as fried sweet dough) all around; Istanbul is simply a city of gastronomy. The city is utterly colorful with the fish markets, Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, spice sellers and confectioners. This heritage remaining from its rich history bears the traces of many cultures like Ottoman, Greek and Armenian. Streets of this 2500 years old city reveal that Istanbul has not lived in the past. Contrary, this magnificent city owns a dynamic, vigorous and entertaining atmosphere. You may visit the districts of Kadıköy, Ortaköy, Beşiktaş or Beyoğlu and let yourself go with this lively aura.
There are two international airports in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Passengers booking a flight to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines may select amongst the two airports as destination points.
Istanbul Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the city center after landing at the airport. Havaist and İETT buses go to many different spots in the city center. You can find more information on out transport information page. It is possible to get to your desired location from the airport with a 24/7 taxi service. Istanbul Airport (IST) is located 35 km from the city center and the journey costs about 110 TL. If you wish, you can rent a car from the rent-a-car companies provided at the airport.
Located on the Anatolian side and 40 km from the city center, Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) is the point of destination for some of the flights by Turkish Airlines departing from Stuttgart to Istanbul.
The most preferred public transportation to the city center is airport shuttles which easily reach Kadıköy, Yenisahra and Taksim. You may also get to certain spots both at Anatolian and European side by the municipal buses. The bus numbered E3 head towards 4th Levent; E9 departs to Bostancı, E10 and E11 to Kadıköy. Besides, you may get on the bus numbered KM22 to reach Kartal Subway Station. Offering service 7/24, taking a cab would be another option for providing transportation within the city.