Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Cologne for four times in average each day. This average number remains quite the same throughout the year. All being direct, the flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) within nearly three hours and a half. The distance between these two cities is roughly one thousand nine hundred kilometers.
It is recommendable to travel the historic Istanbul by foot to discover each tiny amazing detail it harbors. From Kabataş to Ortaköy, Galata to Eminönü, Bebek to Rumeli Fortress (Castle) and Yeniköy to Tarabya, the city is full of walking trails offering utterly different experiences. You simply cannot get enough of watching the spectacular scenery and witnessing the beauties this city has kept, while walking around these districts.
There are two international airports serving in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Both airports serve as a point of departure for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul. However, flights to Cologne from Istanbul only use Istanbul Airport (IST) as the point of departure.
Located 25 kilometers from the city center, Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) offers various transportation alternatives including the cabs, airport shuttles and subway. You may consider all these options by your flight hours and prefer the one with the minimum loss of time.
If you are planning to reach the airport at hours with no traffic, then the cabs would be the most comfortable option. In addition, airport shuttles heading towards the airport from Taksim and Yenikapı operate almost at all hours. Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport subway route, on the other hand, would be the practical option to gain time by avoiding traffic during the rush hours. Yenikapı serves as a significant transfer point in Istanbul; you therefore have a wide range of alternatives for reaching this spot.
Passengers from the Anatolian side may prefer Marmaray system or the metrobus and transfer to Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport subway line when arrived at Yenikapı Station.
The fourth largest city in Germany, Cologne promises an enjoyable stay to its guests. Settled on both sides of the Rhine River, this city has an everlasting energy due to a large student population residing in the city. The city offers many must-see spots; the most remarkable spot is doubtlessly the Cologne Cathedral, included in UNESCO World Heritage List. You may enjoy the fabulous view of Cologne by climbing up more than five hundred stairs of this enthralling cathedral with a stunning architecture. Make sure also to have a boat tour on Rhine River if the weather conditions are favorable.
There is only one airport serving in the city: Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN). Turkish Airlines flights to Cologne land at this airport.
As the seventh largest airport in Germany, a great number of flights take off and land at Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) every day. Being 15 minutes from Cologne and Bonn by road, the airport offers options to easily reach the city center, including cabs, railway, buses or bicycle.
The most practical way to reach the center from the airport is using the railway. You may reach the railway stations in the city center by getting on S-Bahn trains setting off from the railway station located on the right of the airport. Moreover, you may visit the website of Cologne Bonn Airport to receive further information about the bus routes and hours of departure if you are interested in using buses to get to the center.
Apart from all these, you may take the cabs available 7/24, or consider renting a car or bicycle to ensure an enjoyable transport within the city.