Turkish Airlines offers one to three direct flights every day from Istanbul to Birmingham. Flights in this route take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Birmingham Airport (BHX) within nearly four and a half hours. Ongoing regularly all year round, flights do not change in number on a seasonal basis.
The most populous metropolis in Turkey, Istanbul is in touristic demand throughout the year thanks to its favorable climatic conditions. Offering a delightful vacation for its guests by a large number of events, this fascinating city shines out by its historical artifacts, glorious palaces, spectacular landscape and mosques of architectural marvel. Growing gradually each passing day by its population exceeding 15 million, Istanbul’s Historical Peninsula which also covers the Old Town is surely the first stop of the touristic tours. Hosting the city’s top iconic spots like the Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar, the Historical Peninsula is flooded by millions of tourists every year.
The most popular Turkish destination Istanbul has two airports for managing the 7/24 busy air traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul to Birmingham take off from Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. Istanbul Airport is 35 km from the city center.
There are plenty of transport options from the city center to Istanbul Airport. You can reach the airport with Havaist buses from many central, easy-to-reach spots, such as Taksim, Beşiktaş, Yenikapı, Bahçeşehir and Kozyatağı. You can also reach the airport from the city center with IETT buses. For more information on public transport schedules check our transport information page.
The industrial city of the United Kingdom, Birmingham ranks among the top touristic cities countrywide as well. Having grown rapidly following the industrial revolution, this admirable city is regarded as a representative of an extremely dynamic profile today by its young and cosmopolitan population.
Drawing interest by its high-budgeted and technologic breakthroughs, Birmingham is highly attractive also by its museums, art galleries and historical artifacts. Birmingham Museum shines out by its vast exhibition area, whereas Birmingham Library stands out by its wonderful architectural details. Barber Art Museum, on the other hand, is another icon attracting a considerable number of tourists every year. Birmingham Mosque and the Victoria Square in the center are other noteworthy spots in this splendid city.
Passengers booking their flights to Birmingham with Turkish Airlines land at Birmingham Airport (BHX), the sole airport serving in the city, which is 8 kilometers from the center.
Air-Rail trains setting off from Birmingham Airport (BHX) get you to Birmingham International Railway Station within only a couple of minutes. These trains operate all day long, except between 02.00 and 05.15. You may then use from this railway station the express or normal services heading towards the New Street Station.
Those planning to take the buses may get on the buses numbered X1 or 97 from the airport and reach the city center. The bus numbered 966 gets to Solihull, 75 to Sutton Coldfield and 91 to Chelmsley Wood.
You may use the cabs operating on the way out the airport 7/24 to reach anywhere in the city, or use the private airport shuttles named National Express Coaches serving between the airport and the city center.