Turkish Airlines flies from Paris to Istanbul nearly seven times a day. All being direct, number of flights in a day drops to six during the winter months.
Turkish Airlines flights between Paris and Istanbul last for three and a half hours in average. Departing every day from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), flights operated by Turkish Airlines end in Istanbul Airport (IST). Distance between these two cities is roughly two thousand kilometers.
Istanbul is a vital transit point for hundreds of flights operated by Turkish Airlines. You may depart from Paris and use Istanbul as a transit point, continue your journey with a different Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul. Moreover, turning your layover at Istanbul into an opportunity, you may also have a chance to make use of the various opportunities Turkish Airlines offers complimentarily. If you have transit duration between 6 to 24 hours; you can utilize the Touristanbul service and see the main tourist spots of the city such as Taksim Square, Galata Tower, Golden Horn and Dolmabahçe Palace. Click here for more information about Touristanbul.
As the capital of love, art and gastronomy, Paris is amongst the cities drawing the heaviest tourist attention. Being one of the foremost cultural centers in Europe with more than one hundred and fifty museums and art galleries, Paris has a population of 12 million people together with its nearby suburbs. The city of tiny, colorful and delicious macarons attracting attention with its wide subway line and intellectual atmosphere, Paris offers many must-see spots; you can take a tour by boat on Seine River, spend some time shopping and walking on the famous Champs Elysées, go for a walk and have a dinner at the streets of Saint Germain and have a souvenir photograph taken in Eiffel Tower. You can also have a chance to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s immortal work of art, Portrait of Mona Lisa, by visiting the Louvre Museum which was built by 1200s.
Paris hosts three airports as Beauvais Tille Airport (BVA), Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Orly Airport (ORY). Turkish Airlines flights from Paris depart from Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Located in the northern side of the city, Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) can be reached via train, autobus or taxi.
The most preferred transportation from the city center to the airport is the rail system. You may use the ticket machines in the subway stations to use RER train that directly reaches the airport and may transfer to RER route through many subway stations at the city center. Another alternative for reaching the airport is TGV. Using this express train system, you can easily reach Terminal 2 area of the airport from the nearby cities. As for the terminal change, it would be advisable using CDGVAL system offering service within the airport.
There are also many autobus firms serving both at day and night for reaching the airport from the city center. You may use Roissy Bus, operated by Paris Municipality, which serves between Opéra district in the city center and airport and may reach the airport roughly within one hour.
Suiting very well with the color of Judas-tree, Istanbul bedazzles everyone with its historical and natural beauties. Istanbul is a must-see destination for culture, art, fashion and history fanciers. Besides, being blended by the modernism of the west and the orientalist fabric of the east, the streets of this city pull the visitors into a magical world. There is much to be said about Istanbul, as a spot where religions, cultures and nations meet. In brief; Istanbul stands out with its fresh and blue Bosporus, colorful neighborhoods and the Princes’ Islands taking its guests into a blissful travel through time. Amongst plenty of things to do in Istanbul; sipping your tea in Pierre Loti Hill towards the breathtaking view of the Golden Horn, giving a break and taking a rest in the colorful neighborhood of Bosporus; Kuzguncuk, having a picnic at Heybeliada, tasting the famous yoghurt of Kanlıca by splattering sugar onto are only a few ideas to consider while you are in this city…There are two international airports in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). The destination point for Paris- Istanbul flights operated by Turkish Airlines is Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. Istanbul Airport is 35 km from the city center.
From the city center there are many modes of transportation, such as taxi, rent-a-car and airport shuttles. There are rent-a-car companies available at Istanbul Airport (IST) that set off from the city center, ensuring you a smooth journey. If you are looking for a cheaper, quicker option then you can benefit from the Havaist and İETT bus services. Travel comfortably with the airport shuttles that run day and night; these shuttles reach many places in the city. In addition, you could pay 100-110 TL for a 30-minute taxi drive from the city center.
For more information on transportation to Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.