Turkish Airlines offers 2 or 3 direct flights every day from Doha to Istanbul. Flights take off from Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). In other words, the passengers in this route have a chance to select amongst the most convenient point of arrival in Istanbul. Flights take nearly five hours and no changes occur on a seasonal basis; however there may be differences on the hours of departure from time to time.
As the administrative center of Qatar, one of the richest countries worldwide, Doha is situated along the Persian Gulf in Qatar Peninsula. Earning its livelihood by fishery and pearl hunting throughout its history, Doha used to be a modest town. The city gathered an increasing speed by the discovery of natural gas and petroleum resources and now ranks among the top assertive cities in the Middle East.
This marvelous capital which draws attention by its breakthroughs in art, sports, culture, education and science not only in the Gulf region but also worldwide is highly appealing by its natural gems and stunning architectural details. The Museum of Islamic Arts where the most precious works of Islamic world are exhibited, together with the Old Market district full of traditional products, Corniche district shining out by giant skyscrapers, and of course The Pearl district as one of the elegant districts in the city comprising of pearl shaped artificial islands are among the top worth-seeing spots in the capital. Sealine Desert offers a distinctive experience to its guests by desert safari and accommodation options, whereas Imam Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque is amongst the top favorite icons of Doha.
The air traffic in this pretty capital is managed solely by Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH). Passengers with a flight ticket from Doha with Turkish Airlines start their journeys her
It is possible to use the subway, buses or cabs to reach the airport which is 6 kilometers to the center. The most preferred means of transport is the cabs thanks to their reasonable price. You may reach the airport comfortably and practically only within ten minutes via the cabs.
Nevertheless, if you are interested in public transport, you may prefer using the buses which have a broad network within the city. It is possible to get on the buses numbered 777 serving to airport over Corniche in every 20 minutes, or 747 heading towards airport via Al Matar Street.
Turkey’s gate to Europe, Istanbul is the largest metropolis countrywide. This adorable city is flooded by millions of tourists every year for a vacation full of sea, sun, history, culture and entertainment, as well as educational, medical and religious purposes. Istanbul is simply enthralling by its historical artifacts remaining from the great civilizations it had been a cradle to, promising a wonderful holiday for its guests by the beautiful Bosporus flowing through the city on two sides while connecting the Black Sea with Marmara and the Historical Peninsula welcoming the guests with a breathtaking crimson mist in the sunsets.
Istanbul hosts two international airports to manage the busy air traffic all year round: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Turkish Airlines passengers with a flight ticket to Istanbul from Doha can select amongst these two airports their point of arrival.
Istanbul Airport (IST) 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.
Havaist buses go to many central, easy-to-reach spots, such as Taksim, Beşiktaş, Yenikapı, Bahçeşehir and Kozyatağı. You can also reach the city center from the airport with IETT buses. For more information on schedules check our transport information page.
To reach the city center from Istanbul Airport, you can find taxis waiting outside the domestic and international terminals. Taxis take about 30 minutes to reach the city center and cost around 100-110 TL.
The most preferred means of transport for reaching the city center from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) is the bus line KM22 integrated with the subway at Kartal station. You may get on the buses KM22 operating on the way out the airport and reach Kartal Subway Station, change here to the subway and head towards anywhere you wish in the city. You may transfer to metrobus at Uzunçayır, or to Marmaray system at Ayrılıkçeşmesi station.
Those planning to use municipal buses may get on the bus numbered E11 from the airport to reach Kadıköy by stopping at every station on E5 highway. The express line SG-1 also serves to Kadıköy, only stopping at Çamlık and Yenisahra stations. Those travelling to the European side may use the bus numbered SG-2 to Taksim and E3 to 4th Levent.
Airport shuttles also serve to Kadıköy, Yenisahra and Taksim directions. In addition to all these, you may also consider taking a cab available 7/24 in the airport.