Turkish Airlines offers five direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Rome. Flights in this route generally take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Rome Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO). At least one flight takes off from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (IST) on certain days of the week as well. Although the number of flights remains quite the same throughout the year, the numbers may increase in the summer months depending on the demand. Flights from Istanbul to Rome with Turkish Airlines take two and a half to three hours in average and are in high demand all year round.
As the most populous city in Turkey, Istanbul serves as a bridge between the Asian and European sides both physically and culturally. The city truly offers a travel in time while walking around the historical artifacts all around; you will definitely be fascinated by the cultural background of thousands of years, while witnessing the unique harmony of green and blue during your delightful walks by the neighborhoods along the beautiful Bosporus. Istanbul is full of countless opportunities for the art lovers too. Hosting a wide range of museums, galleries and exhibition centers, the city is always under the spotlight by various art fairs and biennials.
There are two airports serving in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Passengers with a flight ticket from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines have a chance to use both airports as departing points.
Istanbul Airport (IST) is approximately 35 km from the city and there are plenty of ways for you to reach the airport from the city center. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100 TL. You can travel with Havaist at almost any hour of the day, and these shuttles depart from many places in the city. If you are looking for a cheaper option, then you can benefit from the IETT bus services. For more information on transport schedules check our transport information page.
Those planning to use public transport for reaching Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) may use the municipal buses heading towards the airport from both sides of the city. Passengers in the European side may get on the buses numbered SG-2 from Taksim, or E-3 from 4th Levent to get to the airport. Two bus lines serves in the Anatolian side for reaching Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW): E-11 and SG-1, which both operate on E5 highway route. The line SG-1 serves as express, only stopping by Çamlık and Yenisahra stations, whereas E-11 stops by all stations and heads towards the airport.
Those planning to use subway should transfer at Kartal Subway Station to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). It is possible to get to Kartal by subway, and transfer here to the municipal bus numbered KM22 for reaching the airport.
Moreover, you may also use the airport shuttles setting off from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra, or, take the cabs which are at your service 7/24.
The capital of Italy, Rome ranks among the top popular and romantic destinations in Europe. This charming city is flooded by millions of tourists from all over the world each year by its utterly prosperous museums and globally known Vatican City, which serves as the religious center of Catholics. Owning icons that attract the visitors emotionally, such as Fontana de Trevi, often cited as the Fountain of Love, together with famous Spanish Steps, Rome is the first choice of many honeymooners as well.
Rome hosts two airports: Ciampina Airport (MUC) which is 15 kilometers from the center, and Rome Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO), 30 kilometers away from the center. Passengers holding a flight ticket to Rome with Turkish Airlines land at Rome Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO).
It is possible to use two different railway lines to reach the center from the airport: express train and suburban train, both serving till Termini, the main train station in the center.
Apart from the railway, you may transfer to the subway via the bus services departing from terminal 2 in the airport. It is possible to get to Termini via the subway lines A and B and make another transfer here to reach anywhere in the city. Another alternative would be the airport shuttles, which serve from airport to Termini and Vatican.
If you are interested in a more private option, you may take the cabs operating in the airport, or, rent a car to ensure a smooth and comfortable transport throughout your stay.