Turkish Airlines offers two flights every day from Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) to Istanbul Airport (IST). All being direct, flights take nearly 4 hours and 10 minutes in average. While buying your Madrid-Istanbul flight ticket, you may choose between the flights offered at noon or afternoon. Moreover, you may also reach from Madrid to other cities in Turkey such as Ankara, Izmir and Trabzon with a connecting flight over Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul is a transit point not only for the flights within Turkey, but also other Turkish Airlines flights departing from Madrid.
As the capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid hosts Spanish Royal Family and Spanish Government, as well as the spectacular historical artifacts… Having successfully combined the past with today, Madrid enthralls its guests by its natural beauties too. This charming city offers many places to see; Royal Palace of Madrid with over 2,000 rooms and Campo Del Moro Gardens around, Parque del Retiro remaining from 19th century, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol are only a few must-see spots the city harbors.
Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD) is the sole airport of the city. Located 13 kilometers from the city center, this airport with four terminals is regarded as the busiest airport in Spain. Turkish Airlines flights from Madrid to Istanbul take off at terminal 1.
You may use bus, subway or take a cab to reach Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD). Setting off from Atocha Train Station, express buses numbered 203 take you to the airport every day throughout the year. The bus numbered 203, serving in every 15-20 minutes between 06.00 till 23.30 from Atocha to airport, departs from Cibeles in the center after 23.30 and its number therefore changes to N27. You should keep in mind that after 23:30, departures from Cibeles are operated in every 30 minutes. You may directly reach terminal 1 via this bus within nearly thirty minutes.
Express bus service numbered 200 is another alternative for reaching the airport, offering service from Avenida de América to the airport between 05.00 till 23.30. Apart from that, you may also take the bus numbered 101 departing from Canillejas and swiftly reach the airport.
Passengers wishing to take the subway may set off from Nuevos Ministerios station and prefer the subway line 8 which stops by the terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4. This subway line following the route Colombia, Pinar del Rey, Mar de Cristal and Campo de las Naciones is displayed with pink and operates from 06.05 in the morning till 01.30 at night; with this alternative, you may reach the airport within 15 to 20 minutes.
Having always been on a geographically crucial location throughout the history, Istanbul now enjoys the breathtaking view such location has brought in. As a capital of culture and art, this fantastic city is a home to hundreds of tourist attractions from Taksim to Kadıköy and Büyükada to the Historical Peninsula. Enjoy your visit to Istanbul to the fullest with many attractions this metropolis embraces; join a Bosphorus tour by boat, feed the seagulls with simit (Turkish bagel) and breath in the peaceful air, take the best photos of Galata Tower and head towards Haydarpaşa.
Istanbul hosts two international airports: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Turkish Airlines flights from Madrid to Istanbul land at Istanbul Airport.
Istanbul Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the city center after landing at the airport. Havaist and İETT buses go to many different spots in the city center. You can find more information on out transport information page.
It is possible to get to your desired location from the airport with a 24/7 taxi service. Istanbul Airport (IST) is located 35 km from the city center and the journey costs about 110 TL. If you wish, you can rent a car from the rent-a-car companies provided at the airport.