Turkish Airlines offers 2 or 3 direct flights on a daily basis from Basel to Istanbul. Flights take off from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport (BSL) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) within nearly three hours. Istanbul serves as a significant transit point for Turkish Airlines flights. It therefore can be said that this route is frequently preferred by the passengers travelling from Basel to different destinations worldwide. In addition, the number of flights between these two adorable cities remains quite the same all year round; however there may be differences on the hours of departure on a seasonal basis.
As the cultural capital and the third largest city of Switzerland, Basel is situated in the north, at the borders of France and Germany. This enchanting city with an extremely cosmopolite population serves as a delightful destination for the tourists by its brilliant atmosphere full of art.
Rhine Bridge, ranking among the top visited spots in the city stands out as one of the oldest structures of Basel. The pretty square known as Marktplatz, on the other hand, is highly popular both by its open market and numerous artifacts nearby. You may encounter a large number of stunning artifacts in the historical district of the city between Spalentor, cited as the “Gate of Basel”, and Rheine River. Paper Mill, offering a time travel to the history of paper and press, together with Kunstmuseum and Beyeler Museum where the country’s most valuable art works are exhibited, rank among the top impressive museums in the city. Moreover, Kannenfield Park is the first choice of the travelers wishing to enjoy their time in the outdoors. The park gets credit with its vast area and enjoyable atmosphere.
Serving mutually to Switzerland, France and Germany, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport (BSL) is 4 kilometers to the center. Passengers with a flight ticket from Basel with Turkish Airlines start their journeys here.
You may use the municipal buses numbered 50 to reach the airport from the city center. Setting off from Basel SBB Railway Station, the buses reach the airport within nearly 20 minutes. Those planning to use the trains may travel by train from Basel SBB Railway Station to Saint Louis Station and transfer here to the bus numbered 11 heading towards the airport. Nevertheless, buses with direct transport are more frequently preferred, rather than travelling by a transfer.
It is also possible to reach the airport via the cabs serving 7/24 all over the city.
The most populous Turkish city, Istanbul draws interest by its glorious history. Extending over two continents, this magnificent metropolis is located in both Asia and Europe. Its utterly beautiful districts and historical heritage of thousands of years contribute greatly to the popularity of the city; this cosmopolitan metropolis simply arouses interest by its one of a kind character.
Being a center of attraction for a considerable number of tourists by its mansions along the stunning Bosporus, verdant parks turning every district into colorful gardens, mosques serving as the best models of Islamic architecture and the glorious palaces remaining from the Ottoman period, Istanbul shines out as a favorite destination worldwide, which can be visited at all seasons. The historic fortresses at two sides of the city, as well as the Topkapı Palace serving as a museum İstanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the D20 road and one end of the road connects to TEM. Soon there will be a 07 connection in Odayeri. These roads offer the option of connecting to both TEM and E5.
Istanbul Airport is 35 km from the city center. You can reach the city by IETT, taxi, Havaist, or private vehicle. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. For more information on how to reach Istanbul Airport check the transport information page. In addition, there are plenty of car rental companies provided by Istanbul Airport, that you can rent a car from.