Turkish Airlines offers one direct flight on nearly five days of the week on a seasonal basis from Bordeaux to Istanbul. These flights take off from Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) within three and a half to four hours in average. Ongoing all year round, flights may change in number on a seasonal basis.
Flights between these two cities are also highly preferred by those travelling from Bordeaux to other destinations with a connecting flight over Istanbul. Take a look at the flights from Bordeaux to see all destinations you can reach from here.
The historic port town in France, Bordeaux is an extremely joyful, lovely and vigorous destination. Completely renewed and full of stone structures due to the threat of wooden buildings, Bordeaux managed to preserve its historic and cultural fabric and offers a pleasant atmosphere by its location on Garonne River. Place de la Bourse along the riverside offers truly a visual feast together with its Miroir d'eau in front. Moreover, Gambetta Square is a peaceful spot frequently preferred by those wishing to take a break from the city life, enthralling by its pond and its verdant park. Saint-Andre Cathedral from the Roman period, together with the Golden Triangle district with its elegant cafés and luxury stores rank among the top popular attention-grabbing spots in the city.
There are two airports serving in Bordeaux: Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) and Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD). Flights with Turkish Airlines take off from Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD) located 12 kilometers to the city center.
You may use the express train services departing from the city center or Gare Saint Jean to reach the airport. These trains serve in every 45 minutes and reach terminal B of the airport. The bus line numbered 1 setting off from Gambetta and Main Railway Station also reach the airport within 45 minutes. Apart from these, you may also consider taking a cab, which is at your service 7/24 all around the city.
As one of the most popular metropolises worldwide, Istanbul also is the most populous city in Turkey. Situated in northwestern Turkey in Marmara region, this enchanting metropolis is a significant port town as well, thanks to its perfect location connecting the Black Sea with Marmara inland sea. The natural Bosporus flowing through the city is simply amazing, adding a sparkling dynamism to Istanbul. This peerless city full of history by its ancient districts, mosques rising up the sky with their magnificent minarets, numerous skyscrapers, palaces, inns and Turkish Baths, is breathtaking by its natural gems as well.
There are two international airports serving in this magical city to meet the high demand in the air traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Turkish Airlines passengers holding a flight ticket to Istanbul from Bordeaux land at Istanbul Airport (IST).
The new apple of Istanbul’s eye, Istanbul Airport (IST), is approximately 35 km from the city center and located on the European side between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. Besides private vehicle, the new airport also offers many transportation alternatives to its guests. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. If you are looking for a more peaceful journey, you can consider renting a car from a car rental company. Public transportation services Havaist, which sets off from numerous spots the city and IETT bus services are awaiting you.
For more detailed information on public transportation, you can check our transport information page.