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Istanbul glitters as a metropolis of legendary beauty offering a spectacular landscape with the sea flowing through the city, together with the turquoise Bosporus witnessing all the charm and the historical mansions alongside… Shining out in every aspect, this major metropolis successfully keeps in touch with the rest of the world each day. Being flooded with visitors both for business and touristic purposes, this magnificent city manages the busy air traffic via the two international airports it hosts.

Connecting Istanbul, the cradle of civilizations with Konya, the world’s favorite with its historical gems, flights by Turkish Airlines are very popular in the journeys between these two cities. You may book your flight with Turkish Airlines now to experience a privileged flight and easily plan your travel to Konya.

Turkish Airlines offers five direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Konya. The duration of the journey ranges from an hour and ten minutes to an hour and a half. Although a great majority of these flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST), at least one flight each day departs from Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) as well. Selecting the closest airport to your destination while booking your flight to Konya would therefore be useful to save your time. Note that the number of flights between these cities remains quite the same throughout the year; however, there may be slight differences on the times of departure.

From: Istanbul

As the most populous city in Türkiye, Istanbul is a significant metropolis which has made an indelible impression worldwide by its strategic location and the marvelous natural beauties. This city plays a pioneer, promoter and distributor role in the country in various fields like communication, transportation, technology, education, art and culture. Being a port city which has made its name in the international trade as well, this enthralling city is accompanied by influx of tourists each year by its perfectly located presence in Marmara Region and remains as a remarkable holiday destination worldwide…

A great number of passengers from all over the world coming to and leaving Istanbul prefer the privileged service of high quality with Turkish Airlines. Offering two points of departure as Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), Turkish Airlines assures its passengers a comfortable flight from both the European and Anatolian sides of the city.

Transportation from the city center to Istanbul Airport (IST)

Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. You can reach Istanbul Airport from the city by both TEM and E5 roads. For those without a vehicle there are many ways that you can reach the airport. A taxi to the airport costs around 100-110 TL. You can also reach the airport from many places in the city, such as: Taksim, Yenikapı, Beşiktaş, Kadıköy and Kozyatağı, almost any hour of the day with Havaist services. You can also use the IETT bus services to get to the airport. For more information on transport schedules check our transport information page.

Transportation to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW)

There are a couple of different alternatives for the passengers wishing to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) from the city center. Another public transportation option would be the airport shuttles; setting off from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra, these shuttles operate almost at all hours. In addition to all these, you may also consider taking a cab from anywhere in the city to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW).

Passengers planning to use public transportation may get on the municipal buses serving between the city center and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). It is possible to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) via the municipal bus numbered SG-2 from Taksim or E-3 from 4th Levent. Buses numbered E-11 and SG-1 depart from Kadıköy and reach the airport. These buses from Kadıköy operate on E5 highway route; E11 stops by each station, whereas SG-1 operates as an express bus and only drops by Çamlık and Yenisahra stations on the way to the airport.

If you are using the subway, note that you should transfer to the bus numbered KM22 at Kartal Subway station to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW).

There are also the airport shuttles serving to the airport from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra directions, as well as the cabs which are at your service 7/24 in the city for reaching the airport.

Destination: Konya

Turkish Airlines Konya Flights

Located in the south of Türkiye's Central Anatolia Region, Konya is the largest city in the country by area. As one of the oldest settlements in the country, this Central Anatolian city stands out as a significant destination which has been a home to many civilizations from the prehistoric ages. Frequently cited in UNESCO lists, Konya hosts an extremely valuable historical heritage like Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic site dating back to 9000 years.

The sole airport serving in the city, Konya Airport (KYA) is 18 kilometers from the center and offers transportation facilities also from the nearby cities.

Transportation from Konya Airport (KYA) to the city center

Located 13 kilometers from the center, Erzurum Airport (ERZ) offers a single public transportation option; the municipal buses.

You may use the airport shuttles serving in Airport-Bus Station-City Center route to reach the city center from Konya Airport. These shuttles get to the city center following the route Konya Airport, Bus Station, Aydınlıkevler, Kulesite, Sille Kavşağı, Alaaddin, Zafer, Fuar and Anıt bus stops.

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