Direct flights with Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Bordeaux take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD) within four hours in average. Although the flights in this route are operated less frequently in certain periods, flights increase in number depending on the demand especially in the months of spring and autumn. Passengers are likely to find flights for five days in a week from Istanbul to Bordeaux during these seasons.
Located in the northwestern Turkey, Istanbul is a highly attractive and delightful destination by the diversity of its background of thousands of years, in addition to its cultural heritage bearing the traces of a large number of civilizations. As a pioneer countrywide in many aspects, this marvelous city shines out as a valuable stop for millions of travelers by its advanced touristic infrastructure as well, hosting countless attractions to visit.
Hagia Sophia, which was built as a church, converted into a mosque then, and now serving as a museum, is truly one of the top noteworthy icons in this stunning metropolis. Topkapı Palace is another attraction, which used to be a residence of the royals in the Ottoman period. The Basilica Cistern sinking into the water more and more each passing day, together with the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque captivating by its architectural structure, and the Grand Bazaar where you can buy traditional souvenirs by its energetic and colorful atmosphere rank among the other remarkable sites in this admirable city. All these artifacts are located in the Historical Peninsula, the old town center in Istanbul, which generally serves as the first stop of the touristic tours, flooded by millions every year.
Istanbul hosts two airports to manage the city’s busy air traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. Passengers travelling from Istanbul to Bordeaux with Turkish Airlines start their journeys from Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European side of Istanbul. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the airport from the city center. Havaist and IETT buses depart from many different spots in the city center. You can find more information on out transport information page.
It is possible to get from the city center to the airport by taxi. Istanbul Airport (IST) is located 35 km from the city center and the journey costs about 100 TL.
The historic and delightful French city, Bordeaux is situated along the Garonne River. As a significant destination for gourmet, historical and cultural tours, the city shines out by its renewed neo-classical edifices, boulevards closed to traffic and its vast squares.
Bourse Palace by the Garonne River offers a stunning feast turning into picturesque views by the water mirror right across. Another attractive spot in the city is certainly the Gambetta Square with its small lake and colorful landscape. St. Andre Cathedral serves as a significant stop for historical tours bearing the traces of the Roman period, whereas the Golden Triangle district as the favorite of especially the gourmet tours is another remarkable venue that should definitely be seen during your visit to this amazing town.Bordeaux is home to two different airports serving to the city’s air traffic: Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC) and Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD). Turkish Airlines passengers holding a flight ticket to Bordeaux land at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (BOD).
Passengers wishing to reach the center from the airport may use the express vehicles heading towards the center or Gare Saint Jean. These vehicles setting off from the terminal B get you to center within nearly 45 minutes. Those planning to use buses may get on the buses numbered 1 and reach Gambetta and the Main Railway Station.
It is possible to take the cabs available 7/24 on the way out the airport, or rent a car from the car rental offices for ensuring a smooth transport throughout your stay.