Turkish Airlines offers four direct flights in average on a daily basis from Istanbul to Barcelona. Flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) and land at Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) within nearly four hours. Flights with Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Barcelona ongoing all year round are very popular, which do not change in number and remains quite the same throughout the year.
The most populous and the significant metropolis in Turkey, Istanbul is the core of the country in many aspects. Owning a highly powerful presence especially in industry, education, culture and finance, this enchanting city succeeds in adopting itself to the pace of life keeping up with the technology wisely. As a captivating destination entirely by its marvelous nature, historical artifacts bearing the traces of a deep-rooted history, beaches along the Black Sea and the adorable islands in Marmara Sea, Istanbul offers a joyful vacation to its guests by its rapid and nonstop tempo ongoing all day long.
There are two airports managing the busy air traffic in this metropolis: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Both airports serve as the points of departure for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul.
Istanbul straddles two continents and is home to the new Istanbul Airport (IST), on the European continent, approximately 35 km from Istanbul’s city center. The are many transportation alternatives available for you to reach the airport from the city center with ease.
Those that are looking for affordable public transportation, you can reach the airport from many spots in the city with the IETT bus services and Havaist. If you want to reach the airport in half an hour, taxi services cost around 100-110 TL. For more detailed information on how to reach the airport, check our transport information page.
Those interested in using the public transport for reaching Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) generally prefer municipal buses and airport shuttles. Passengers traveling from the European side may get on the public bus numbered SG-2 from Taksim and E-3 from 4th Levent to get to Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Those from the Anatolian side may get on the buses numbered E-11 or SG-1 from Kadıköy.
Note that there is no subway line providing direct transport to Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). However, you may take the subway to Kartal station and transfer here to the municipal bus numbered KM22 to get to the airport. Another alternative would be the airport shuttles, departing from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra. Moreover, you may reach the airport from anywhere in the city also via the cabs serving 7/24.
As the largest port town in the Mediterranean, Barcelona welcomes ten million tourists in average every year. Known as the city of Gaudi, the famous artist as the creator of Art Nouveau movement, Barcelona is an excellent destination arousing interest by various works of this notable architect. Ideal for both cultural trips and sea vacations, the charming Barcelona promises a holiday full of enjoyable moments.
The most remarkable must-see spot in the city blending the gothic and modern details by its history of 2000 years is La Sagrada Familia Church, a stunning incomplete work of Antoni Gaudi. This glorious artifact also hosting the mausoleum of the famous architect is highly appealing to the visitors. Park Güell, of which construction ended in 14 years, is another popular spot in the city. Montjuic Hill, which is home to a wide range of museums and gardens, should also be seen definitely.
Passengers with a flight ticket to Barcelona with Turkish Airlines land at El Prat Airport (BCN) which is 17 kilometers from the center.
It is possible to reach Plaça Catalunya in the center via the Aerobus buses numbered 1 or 2 setting off from the terminals 1 and 2 in the airport. These bus services are frequently preferred by the passengers, which provide easy transport to the center operating regularly.
Another alternative for getting to the city center is using the railway. You may get on the free train services departing from Terminal 2 heading towards Estacio Sants or Sasseig de Garcia directions in the center. Those planning to use the subway should use the line L9 Sud.
Municipal bus numbered 46 serve to Plaça Catalunya during the day, whereas the lines N17 and N16 serve to the same spot at night. If you are interested in a more comfortable and private option, you may always take the cab from the airport and reach anywhere in Barcelona.