Turkish Airlines offers three direct flights every day from Prague to Istanbul. Flights take off from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) within nearly two and a half hours. Ongoing all year round on a regular basis and being in high demand all the time, the number of flights remains quite the same, no seasonal changes occur. Thus, Istanbul can be used as a transit point for Turkish Airlines flights from Prague and therefore passengers in this route have a chance to continue their journeys to anywhere in the world with another flight from Istanbul.
As an attractive Central European capital, Prague has an extremely lovely landscape by the mellowness of the Vlatava River flowing through. Evoking admiration by its romantic fabric, the city offers truly everything anyone can expect from a wonderful vacation.
The Old Town square with an atmosphere of the 10th century is the touristic center in the capital. The square, with Jan Hus Memorial in the middle, shines out as an attention-grabbing spot, hosting many icons like St. Nicholas Church, Old Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock. Charles Bridge over the river, which is the oldest bridge in the city, connects the Old Town with Prague Castle, another crowd-pulling spot this magnificent capital harbors.
There are two airports serving in Prague: Václav Havel Airport (PRG) and Pardubice Airport (PED). Turkish Airlines flights from Prague to Istanbul take off from Václav Havel Airport (PRG).
Passengers wishing to use public transport to reach the airport from the center may prefer the bus services integrated with the subway. It is possible to get on the subway line Metro B from Namesti Republicky or Mustek stations at the center and reach Zlicin station, then transfer here to the bus numbered 100 to get to the airport within nearly 20 minutes. You may also get on the subway line Metro B from Starometska, reach Dejvicka station and change here to the bus numbered 119 heading towards the airport.
Those travelling to the airport in the night time may use the tramline numbered 51 from the city center and reach Stepanska station, transfer here to the bus numbered 510 to get to the airport.
Another alternative would be the airport shuttles; vehicles coded AE departing from Hlavni Nadrazi station over Metro C route reach the airport within thirty minutes in average. Moreover, you may reach the airport from anywhere in the city also via the cabs available 7/24.
As one of the most populous European metropolises, Istanbul extends over Asia and Europe. Blending perfectly together the cultural and physical values of both continents, this enchanting city receives massive migration as one of the most developed cities in Turkey. Ranking among the top pioneer cities worldwide in industry, technology and education, Istanbul is a center of touristic and localized attraction by its advanced economic level and high standards of living.
The Historic Peninsula district, where giant cultures like Byzantine and Ottoman reigned over, is the favorite spot of the history fanciers. Topkapı Palace as the work of sultanate period, Hagia Sophia remaining from the Byzantine, Basilica Cistern floating into water more and more each passing day and Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque as one of the most stunning models of Islamic architecture are the most crowd-pulling noteworthy spots in the region.
The city hosts two airports: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Passengers holding a flight ticket to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines land at Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. Istanbul Airport is 35 km from the city center.
From the airport there are many modes of transportation, such as taxi, rent-a-car and airport shuttles. There are rent-a-car companies available at Istanbul Airport (IST) that set off from the city center, ensuring you a smooth journey. If you are looking for a cheaper, quicker option then you can benefit from the Havaist and IETT bus services. Travel comfortably with the airport shuttles that run day and night; these shuttles reach many places in the city. In addition, you could pay 100-110 TL for a 30-minute taxi drive from the city center.
For more information on transportation from Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.