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Moscow is perhaps one of the most stunning cities in the world, with its historical and architectural gems. Red Square, Grand Kremlin Palace and Lenin's Mausoleum… This timeless city offers many notable structures to see and tens of activities to do. As one of the leading vigorous city in Europe, Moscow is also a metropolis with a population of more than ten million. Standing out with its distinctive style, Ancient Russian architecture turns the streets into a matchless glory. A lot of flights take off from Moscow to another stunning city, Istanbul. You may have a chance to experience a well-qualified journey offered by Turkish Airlines for your flight between these two cities.

Turkish Airlines has nearly four direct flights a day from Moscow to Istanbul. The number of flights may decrease in number during winter due to the adverse weather conditions. Taking off from Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) and landing at Istanbul Airport (IST), flights take three hours in average. Distance between these cities is roughly one thousand seven hundred kilometers.
In addition, Turkish Airlines passengers can fly directly from Moscow to Antalya Airport (AYT) five times a day. Accordingly, offering more alternatives, Turkish Airlines flights between Moscow and Istanbul are operated with a connecting flight over Antalya Airport (AYT) as well. The duration of journey may vary by the layover in the connecting flights.
On the other hand, Istanbul serves as a transit point for hundreds of flights Turkish Airlines operates to all over the world. If you are planning to transfer to a different city with a connecting flight over Istanbul, turning your layover at Istanbul into an opportunity, you may have a chance to explore the city with Touristanbul service offered complimentarily by Turkish Airlines. If you have a layover exceeding 20 hours, you may also complimentarily make use of accommodation and sightseeing opportunities with Stopover service.

From: Moscow

Turkish Airlines Moscow Flights

Moscow is a home to many significant works of art, from the priceless religious icons to the large canvas of the master painters. You should visit Tretyakov Gallery if you wish to see all these masterworks in the capital of Russia. Besides, you may put your best clothes on and enjoy your night watching an opera or ballet performance and visit next day the Old Arbat, which once upon a time was a home to Russia’s best authors and artists. Taking a walk around the streets of Moscow will make you feel like you are traveling back in time. Make sure to visit the Kremlin and Kolomenskoye museum which are one of the most fascinating structures of the Ancient Russian architecture. Moreover, national parks in Moscow are simply regarded as this city’s pride. Gorky Park, Sokolniki, Fili and Zaryadye are amongst the favorite green areas spreading out all over the city.
Moscow hosts four airports as Sheremetyevo (SVO), Domodedovo (DME), Vnukovo (VKO) and Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA). Point of departure for Turkish Airlines flights from Moscow is Vnukovo Airport (VKO).

Transportation to Moscow Vnukovo Airport (VKO):

Located 28 km from the city center in Oblast region, Vnukovo Airport (VKO) renders service for international flights.  Many flights take off each day from this airport which offers transportation opportunities by train, minibus, bus and cabs.
The most comfortable and fastest way to reach the airport is taking a cab. Besides, airport buses take you from city center to the airport as well within nearly thirty minutes. Bus stops are located 130 meters from the airport. You may also reach Vnukovo Airport (VKO) by taking the express train “Aeroexpress” from the city center. Setting off from Kievsky Railway Station, these express trains get you to the airport in about 35 minutes. In addition, you may reach terminal A of the airport also via the minibuses serving at certain intervals from the earliest hours till the night.

Destination: Istanbul

Turkish Airlines Istanbul Flights

Istanbul is a vivacious city accompanied by the fascination of the Bosporus, ruins of the empires, its cuisine of extraordinary tastes and the young population it harbors. However, there are a lot more reasons to visit Istanbul. Districts of concept stores and cafés; Galata, Karaköy and Kadıköy invite you to the hipster spirit this city embraces. If you are a fancier of nostalgia, Çukurcuma, which is famous with its antique shops and the Museum of Innocence are just for you. Hagia Sophia and the Chora Museum exhibit many important works of the Byzantine Period which left a mark on the history. Do not forget also to spare some time for visiting the Turkish baths like Hurrem Sultan and Kılıç Ali Paşa.
Istanbul is a home to two international airports: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Direct flights between Moscow and Istanbul use Istanbul Airport (IST) as a point of destination.

Transportation from Istanbul Airport (IST) to the city center

Istanbul Airport is approximately 35 km from Istanbul city center and there are plenty of transport options available, such as taxi, rent-a-car and airport shuttles. For more information on public transportation to Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.
You can rent-a-car from the rent-a-car companies at Istanbul Airport (IST), or you can rent a taxi when there’s more traffic. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi, and costs around 100-110 TL. You can travel comfortably on the Airport shuttles at all most any hour of the day, and these shuttles reach many places in the city.

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