Turkish Airlines operates four direct flights in average every day from Barcelona to Istanbul. Most of these flights land at Istanbul Airport (IST), however there are also alternatives for the passengers wishing to use Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) as the point of destination. Flights between these two cities take nearly three and a half hours and the number of flights remains the same throughout the year.
Passengers have a chance to choose the closest airport to their destination thanks to the flights offered by Turkish Airlines from Barcelona to Istanbul, departing to both airports of the city. It would be advantageous paying attention to this detail while booking your flight.
In addition, Istanbul serves as a significant transit point for many flights operated by Turkish Airlines. If you are planning to land at Istanbul from Barcelona and then take another Turkish Airlines flight from here to other destinations, you may benefit from the opportunities offered complimentarily by Turkish Airlines during your layover at Istanbul. The free service Touristanbul provides sightseeing opportunities in Istanbul for the layovers between 6 to 24 hours, which should be booked in advance to have a chance to discover this adorable city.