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As one of the most remarkable cities of Central Anatolian region, Kayseri remains a very popular destination by its deep rooted history, tasty cuisine and natural beauties. Being distinctively appealing during all seasons, this lovely city succeeds to fascinate its guests while still aboard, with a panoramic view of Mount Erciyes and Kızılırmak River (Turkish for "Red River"). As the cities interacting with each other in science, culture and art events, Kayseri and Istanbul also resemble each other by their historical values dating back a long time. Kayseri, an impressive metropolitan that has been a cradle for many civilizations on the fertile Anatolian territories on one hand, Istanbul, a world’s favorite metropolis over the centuries on the other...

Traffic between these two cities is highly mobile, thanks to the contact in business as well as in the industrial, educational and tourism fields. Besides, there is a high demand to Kayseri not only from Istanbul, but from all over Türkiye. You may reach the city also from different nearby cities; have a look at flights departing from Kayseri.

Turkish Airlines has nearly 10 flights a day from Kayseri to Istanbul. Points of destination are either Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in these flights that take roughly one hour and a half. Even though the number of flights decreases during midday, flights in this route increase at the morning and evening hours, as such hours are more preferred by the passengers. It is therefore recommendable to buy your Kayseri-Istanbul flight ticket for the morning and evening hours to have more available options.

Istanbul is a transit point for both domestic and international flights departing from Kayseri. Flights operated by Turkish Airlines between these cities are accordingly highly preferred in both routes.

From: Kayseri

Turkish Airlines Kayseri Flights

Extending along the Mount Erciyes, Kayseri shines out with its modern and planned urbanization, its historical heritage of 6000 years, its natural beauties and delicious regional cuisine. As the first city coming to mind when we say pastrami and soujouk (Turkish style fermented sausage), this adorable city is assertive also in pastry. You should definitely try traditional Kayseri mantı (a ravioli-like dish served with yogurt), extremely palatable with its various types and flavors. Kayseri enchants its guests not only with its cuisine; historical structures and natural beauties this city inholds are also worth-seeing; The Grand Bazaar, Kazancılar Bazaar, Ancient Kayseri District, Kayseri Castle and the Historic Mother Mary Church are amongst many must-see spots.

The Domestic Terminal of Kayseri Airport, the sole airport in the city, continues to offer service as renovated, thanks to the restoration works that took place in 2010. The terminal accompanies the comfort and quality offered in all Turkish Airlines flights departing from Kayseri.

Transportation to Kayseri Airport (ASR):

Located 8 kilometers from the city center, Kayseri Airport (ASR) can be reached within 15 to 20 minutes. Passengers wishing to get to the airport with an alternative other than by their car may use the public transportation or take a cab.

Setting off from TALAS and BYZ AVM car park, airport shuttles are also another alternative. The shuttles offer service between the city center and airport in every 25 minutes in average.

Destination: Istanbul

Turkish Airlines Istanbul Flights

Being under the spotlight worldwide by its historic fabric, cultural events, thousands of touristic spots and investments in education, Istanbul is naturally the largest metropolis in Türkiye… As the heart of business life and industry, this spectacular metropolis offers via its two international airports hundreds of domestic and international flights from Istanbul each day and season.

Flights operated by Turkish Airlines in Kayseri-Istanbul route have two destination points as Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). It is therefore advisable while buying your ticket to select the flight arriving at the airport closest to your place of accommodation.

Transportation from Istanbul Airport (IST) to the city center

Istanbul Airport (IST) is approximately 35 km from the city and there are plenty of ways for you to reach the city center after landing at the airport. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. You can travel with Havaist at almost any hour of the day, and these shuttles reach many places in the city. If you are looking for a cheaper option, then you can benefit from the IETT bus services. If you are looking for a more peaceful journey, you can rent a car from a car rental company.

For more information on IETT schedules check our transport information page.

Transportation from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to the city center:

Offering service in the Anatolian side, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) is generally the first choice for those residing in the Anatolian side or in the nearby cities such as Bursa and Yalova. If you do not want to waste too much time to reach the city center, you may take a cab especially if you are going to a short distance.

It is possible to reach the central districts of the Anatolian side such as Kadıköy, Kartal or Üsküdar through the public transportation vehicles departing from the airport. You may reach from Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) to Kartal via the bus numbered KM22, get off at Kartal Subway Station and take the subway to reach your destination.

The express buses numbered E10 and E11 are also available for reaching Kadıköy, one of the most central locations of the Anatolian side. You may take these buses heading for Kadıköy and continue to other districts with short-time interchanges. Getting on the shuttles to Kadıköy and Taksim may also be preferable.

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