Turkish Airlines flies to Istanbul from the city of opera, Vienna, nearly five times a day. All being direct, these flights start at early hours and continue all day long at certain intervals.
Direct flights from Vienna to Istanbul take 2 hours and 15 minutes in average. On the other hand, Turkish Airlines offers direct flights from Vienna to Ankara as well. You may therefore take your flight between Vienna and Istanbul with a transit stop over Ankara Esenboğa Airport, keeping in mind that layover in transit flights ranges from 2 to 13 hours.
Turkish Airlines flies from Vienna Schwechat Airport (VIE) both to Istanbul Airport (IST) and to Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Distance between Vienna and Istanbul is roughly 1.500 kilometers.
As one of the underlying reasons of visiting Central Europe, the capital of Austria, Vienna is a city where art and history embraces each other. Having also a highly advanced transportation network, each street in this attracting city makes you feel like you are in a musical. You may reach anywhere you want by public transportation in the city offering many must-see spots such as the State Opera House, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, Hofburg- Imperial Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral, regarded as one of the primary architectures of the city.
Flights operated by Turkish Airlines between Vienna and Istanbul depart from Vienna Schwechat Airport (VIE), the sole airport of the city.
Being the largest airport of Austria, Vienna Schwechat Airport is located in the south of and 18 kilometers from the city center. Many flights from Vienna set off from this point of departure. The airport has three terminals; flights operated by Turkish Airlines depart from the terminal number 1.
There are a couple of alternatives for reaching Vienna Schwechat Airport. You may take S7 line of the suburban train S-Bahn and reach the airport within 35 minutes in average. The central train station, Wien Mitte – Landsraße is also one of the stops this S7 route uses. You may also prefer taking the buses setting off from Morzinplatz and Schwedenplatz available 24 hours a day, which take you to the airport within 20 to 25 minutes. In addition to these, keep in mind that you always have a chance to take a cab for quickly and safely reaching the airport.
As a city on the Seven Hills, Istanbul’s legendary beauty has always hypnotized its visitors. Hosting millions of tourist from all over the world, Istanbul offers countless spots to see. The Historical Peninsula is generally the first stop for those wishing to witness the long-standing background of this glorious city. Being the most ancient district of the city, Sultanahmet Square plays host to important touristic spots like the Blue (Sultanahmet) Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapı Palace. The Grand Bazaar, on the other hand, is amongst the locations intensively attracting the visitors with its colorful and lively streets.
Istanbul has two large airports where both domestic and international flights take place: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). You may reach both these airports from Vienna every day with Turkish Airlines. It would be recommendable to choose the closest airport to your place of accommodation while buying your flight ticket for your convenience.
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.
Passengers arriving at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) may take shuttles outside the airport setting off both to the Anatolian and European side. These shuttles head for two different destinations in the Anatolian side; Yenisahra and Kadıköy, and for Taksim in the European side. It is advisable keeping in mind that the duration of the journey with these shuttles may vary between 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the traffic. Apart from the shuttles, you may also reach Kadıköy and 4th Levent by taking the public buses departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
You also always have a chance to reach easily anywhere you wish, by taking a cab or renting a car from both airports.