Turkish Airlines offers two direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Madrid. Flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) within nearly four hours and thirty minutes. The flights in this route are ongoing all year round; no big changes occur on a seasonal basis.
Istanbul would be an ideal destination if you are in pursuit of getting lost in the crowded streets of a metropolis full of unique icons in mystical tales. The city, where events take place every day and night offers various alternatives for its visitors from visual arts to music, and sports to local culinary arts. The icons of this magnificent city includes but not limit to the Hagia Sophia, one of the most fascinating structures worldwide, the Topkapı Palace remaining from the Ottoman period, Grand Bazaar full of colorful authentic stores, and Galata Bridge with a breathtaking Golden Horn view. Along with these, there are countless historical and cultural artifacts to see in this splendid city.
Istanbul hosts two airports; one in the European and one in the Asian side. Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side both have busy air traffic throughout the year. Although both airports serve as a point of departure for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul, Istanbul Airport (IST) is the sole point of departure for the flights from Istanbul to Madrid.
There are many ways that you can reach Istanbul Airport from Istanbul city center, located approximately 35 km from the airport. By private vehicle you can take the connected TEM and E5 roads to reach the airport. If you wish, you can reach the airport in approximately half an hour for around 100TL.
If you are opting for public transportation, there are scheduled IETT buses and Havaist shuttles that depart from 60 different locations You can find more detailed information on how to reach the airport via our transport information page.
The Spanish capital Madrid is an attractive destination by its glorious boulevards and elegant architectural details. City’s gate saluting the sun, Puerta Del Sol is regarded as the first stop of touristic tours. Plaza Mayor right next to it is another worth-seeing spot in the city. This stunning city almost never sleeps; the pretty cafés nearby Plaza Mayor serve till the late midnight. Moreover, the remarkable Prado Museum within walking distance hosts extremely deep-rooted permanent collections, as well as temporary exhibitions. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza right across, Caixa Forum on Pasao del Prado and the famous Reina Sofia Museum are other impressive museums displaying notable works of art.
Passengers with a flight ticket to Madrid with Turkish Airlines land at Marid Barajas International Airport (MAD), the sole airport in the city.
Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) is nearly 12 kilometers from the city center. If you do not have a private transfer service with your place of accommodation, you may consider the options of subway, railway, cabs or car rental.
If you are interested in using the subway, it is possible to reach the city center within about 15 minutes by using the subway line 8 from the first floor of Terminal 4 or Terminal 2. If you plan to transport by railway, you may purchase the train tickets from the office Renfe Cercanías in -1 floor of Terminal 4 and get on the trains on C-1 line to get to the city center.
Moreover, the cabs are at your service on the way out of the terminal buildings. In addition to all these, there are three different bus lines serving to the city center: buses numbered 101 operate to Canillejas, 200 to Avenida de América and 203 to Atocha Railway Station. You may transfer to different subway lines by these buses with prices varying by your destination, or, directly access the city center without any transfer.