Turkish Airlines offers nearly two direct flights every day from Istanbul to Bangkok. Flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) within nine hours and thirty minutes in average. Ongoing throughout the year, the number of these direct flights remains quite the same all year round, no big changes occur on a seasonal basis.
Situated in the northwestern Turkey, Istanbul is a highly attractive touristic destination together with all its gems from numerous civilizations it had been a home to. Being a pioneer countrywide in many aspects, this major metropolis shines out especially in industry, commerce, finance, technology, art, culture and education. As an enchanting city with a peerless atmosphere, Istanbul promises a splendid stay with touristic trips from the refreshing beauty of Hagia Sophia to the marvelous halls of remarkable Dolmabahçe Palace.
Istanbul hosts two airports to manage its busy air traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. Both airports serve internationally 7/24, meeting all needs of the passengers. Although both airports are used as points of departure for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul, Istanbul Airport (IST) is the sole departure point for the flights to Bangkok.
The new apple of Istanbul’s eye, Istanbul Airport (IST), is approximately 35 km from the city center and located on the European side between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. There are plenty of ways for you to reach the airport from the city center.
It takes around 30 minutes to reach the airport from the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. Public transportation, such as Havaist and IETT buses, are available from many places in the city center. For more information on transport schedules check our transport information page.
Hosting hundreds of glorious temples, Bangkok is flooded by a large number of tourists each year as Thailand’s capital with a high touristic value. This populous and vigorous metropolis ranks among the top popular destinations in its region by the charming icons beyond comparison. One side of the city is surrounded by extremely modern plazas, whereas the legendary Grand Palace located on the other side is captivating by its glorious presence, which has been a home to the royal family for 150 years. Make sure to visit during your stay the temples, have a relaxing Thai massage and try the palatable tastes of the local cuisine for enjoying a brilliant vacation full of the mystical aura of the Far East.
There are two airports serving in Bangkok: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Muang Airport (DMK). Passengers with a flight ticket to Bangkok with Turkish Airlines land at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), which is 30 kilometers from the city center.
The first choice for the passengers wishing to reach the city center from Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is the cabs operating 7/24. Cabs are frequently preferred in Bangkok, as they cost nearly same with the public transport especially when travelling with a group of people.
Those planning to use the public transport may use the railway or shuttles to get to the city center. It is possible to reach Makkasan via the trains operating from the airport to Phaya Thai Railway Station, and transfer in Makkasan to get to the central spots in the city.
Shuttles are also at your service on the way out the airport building. You may use these shuttles to reach the main bus terminal and transfer there to many bus lines for getting to your destination.