Turkish Airlines offers five direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Munich. Flights take off from either Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) and land at Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC). The number of flights remains quite the same throughout the year; however there may be slight differences on the times of departure. Direct flights between Istanbul and Munich with Turkish Airlines take three hours in average, which are in high demand thanks to its privileged opportunities of high quality.
As the major metropolis of Turkey, Istanbul is situated in the northeastern part of country between the Asia and Europe. Encircled by both the Marmara inland sea and Black Sea and hosting the beautiful Bosporus in between, this magnificent city is amongst the top touristic destinations countrywide. Being the most advanced city in Turkey in many aspects, including but not limited to culture, industry, finance, technology and education, Istanbul is an utterly attractive place also by its historic fabric and natural gems.
There are two airports serving in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. Passengers with a flight ticket from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines have a chance to select amongst these two airports as their point of departure.
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European side of Istanbul. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the airport from the city center. Havaist and IETT buses depart from many different spots in the city center. You can find more information on out transport information page.
It is possible to get from the city center to the airport by taxi. Istanbul Airport (IST) is located 35 km from the city center and the journey costs about 100 TL.
By its location in the Anatolian side, Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) serves both to Istanbul and to the nearby cities like Izmit, Bursa and Sakarya. Note that you should make at least one transfer to reach the airport via the subway system. It is possible to get to Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) by the municipal bus numbered KM22, departing from Kartal Subway Station.
Other public transport alternative, municipal buses operate from both sides of the city. The buses numbered SG-2 and E-3 setting off from Taksim and 4th Levent respectively reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), crossing over the Bosporus. These buses are frequently preferred by the passengers interested in having a panoramic sightseeing tour and reaching the airport in a comfortable way. Buses numbered E-11 and SG-1, on the other hand, serve from Kadıköy in the Anatolian side to Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) following the route on E5 highway.
Airport shuttles would be another option, which set off from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra. You may also take the cabs, serving regularly 7/24 all around the city.
As a notable German town, Munich owns splendid details captivating the visitors by its marvelous architecture. Having greatly suffered during the World War II, the city has been entirely renewed since then and gained its structure of the present time. This pretty city which was rebuilt basing on the architectural details of 1800s, the year of its first establishment, is flooded by many tourists today. Known as the place of establishment of Nazi Party, which left its mark in the history of Germany, Munich is highly appealing by its numerous touristic attractions. Old and New City Halls are the most popular spots in the city both by their incredible architectural details and the touristic square Marienplatz they are located on. You may enjoy yourself visiting this delightful square and the historical buildings around and see the amazing collections in countless museums and art galleries. Frauen Kirche, one of the historical churches in the city, which is often cited as the Church of Our Lady, together with the sumptuous Nymphenburg Palace is other remarkable worth-seeing destinations.
There are two airports in the city: Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) which is 15 kilometers from the center, and Memmingen Airport (FMM) 110 kilometers away from the center. Passengers holding a flight ticket to Munich with Turkish Airlines land at Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC).
You may easily reach the city center from the airport by the suburban train S-bahn. Two different lines, S1 and S8 both operate to the center from the airport. You may use the line S1 to get to the north and west parts of the city and finally to the Central Station. Other line S8 reaches the Central Station as well, following the route of eastern districts. S1 line makes departure from Neufahrn Station on its route and the front railway cars head towards Freising. Back railway cars, on the other hand, serve in Central Station-Airport route.
It is possible to reach the center also by the private shuttles or cabs serving 7/24, or, rent a car from the airport to ensure a smooth transport during your stay.