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.
As one of the prominent cities worldwide in economic, commercial, industrial and touristic aspects thanks to being a home to the largest port of the Mediterranean, Barcelona sincerely embraces its guests in a lovely atmosphere. Barcelona is a clean and utterly planned city with friendly people, polite employees and beautiful boulevards. Being also home to FC Barcelona, one of the most popular football clubs worldwide, the city is well known by the sports fans as well with its Camp Nou Stadium.
Designed by the Architect Gaudi, pioneer of Art Nouveau Movement, La Sagrada Familia is an amazing must-see masterpiece, also known globally as “Never-ending Church”. Remaining on the agenda for more than a century with its still ongoing construction since 1882, this church also hosts the tomb of famous artist Gaudi, who has left indelible marks all over the city.
Flights from Barcelona to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines take off from Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) which is located 17 kilometers from the city center.
There are a wide range of transportation opportunities from the city center to Barcelona Airport (BCN). Bus services Aerobus 1 and Aerobus 2 depart from Plaça Catalunya and reach terminals 1 and 2 in the airport. Operating frequently and regularly, these services commonly used in airport transportation.
Passengers wishing to reach the airport by train may use the airport Terminal 2 trains setting off from the largest railway station in the city Estacio Sants or from Passeig de Garcia. Passengers may take from here the shuttles free of charge to get to Terminal 1.
Subway line is another alternative, offering service with its L9 Sud route to the airport. Operating frequently and making transportation easier, the subway line transports to both terminals within the airport.
Municipal buses numbered 46 take you to the airport during the day; you may use the buses numbered N17 and N16 for reaching the airport at night. These buses set off from Plaça Katalunya, one of the main squares in the city. You may also use the cabs that are at your service 7/24.
As the industrial and financial hub of Turkey, Istanbul is also amongst the most populous cities worldwide. Receiving migration waves all over the world by its advanced economy as well as the opportunities it provides, the city today owns a multinational population. Surrounded by the skyscrapers completely changing the city silhouette, together with the multi-storey business centers, luxury hotels, historical buildings, gorgeous monuments and suspension bridges, Istanbul exhibits the synthesis of old and new in the best way. This is done so proficiently that this charming city is much-admired by the outcome and the atmosphere it creates.
Flights offered by Turkish Airlines from Barcelona to Istanbul depart to the both airports of Istanbul. You may therefore save your time in the city by selecting the closest airport to your point of destination while booking your flight ticket to Istanbul.
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.
Havaist buses go to many central, easy-to-reach spots, such as Taksim, Beşiktaş, Yenikapı, Bahçeşehir and Kozyatağı. You can also reach the city center from the airport with IETT buses. For more information on schedules check our transport information page. To reach the city center from Istanbul Airport, you can find taxis waiting outside the domestic and international terminals. Taxis take about 30 minutes to reach the city center and cost around 100-110 TL.
Located on the Anatolian side, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) also offers different opportunities for reaching the city center. The most preferred option is the airport shuttles which get you to Kadıköy in the Anatolian and Taksim in the European side.
Passengers planning to use the subway should take the bus numbered KM22 operating between the airport and Kartal Subway Station. When arrived at Kartal Station, following the announcements and guidance, it is possible to reach any destination throughout the operating route.
If you prefer to reach the city center directly with a municipal bus, you may get to Kadıköy with the bus numbered E11 or the express bus SG-1. You may also rent a car or take a cab for reaching your destination.
This article has been written on August 08, 2018; information set out herein may not be up-to-date.