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Outstanding by its marvelous nature, historic gems and modern lifestyle, Istanbul is the most populous and significant metropolis in Türkiye. As a city keeping up with the business world, leading the way with various educational activities and succeeding in attracting the entire world by its art events, Istanbul owns a history of thousands of years. Arousing interest by the binding value of its location between Asia and Europe, this charming city is an extremely popular destination hosting millions of visitors each year.

If you are planning a journey from this vigorous city in Türkiye to the remarkably popular Middle Eastern metropolis Dubai, take a look at the flights from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines now to smoothly plan your travel and enjoy a privileged flight.

Turkish Airlines offers three direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Dubai. The point of departure for these flights can be chosen among two airports serving in Istanbul; Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), there are flights taking off from both airports each day. Flights between these two metropolitans take nearly four to four and a half hours.

From: Istanbul

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As the shining star, popular metropolis and historical city of Türkiye, Istanbul remains under the spotlight all the time. Hosting a crowded population from all ages, this magnificent city owns an utterly cosmopolite presence as well. Istanbul stands out with its busy business life and dynamic city life, as well as its large surface extending over two continents and its ceaseless tempo ongoing all day long.

Türkiye’s most populous and dynamic city of Türkiye, Istanbul hosts two airports managing the busy air traffic every day: Istanbul Airport (SAW) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Turkish Airlines passengers have a chance to prefer their point of departure in this route and start their journey either from the European or the Anatolian side.

Transportation from city center to Istanbul Airport (IST)

Istanbul city center is 35 km from Istanbul Airport (IST). Istanbul Airport is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages.

If you are looking for an affordable, quick transport option then you can benefit from the Havaist and IETT bus services. Travel comfortably with the airport shuttles that run day and night from many places in the city. In addition, you could pay 100-110 TL for a 30-minute taxi drive from the city center. For more information on transportation to Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.

Transportation to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW)

Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) serves to the passengers in nearby towns like Kocaeli and Bursa as well, together with Istanbul.

Passengers planning to reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) by public transport may get on the municipal buses operating from both sides of the city. Buses numbered SG-2 operate from Taksim and the bus numbered E-3 departs from 4th Levent heading towards the airport. You may get on the buses numbered E-11 or SG-1 from Kadıköy and reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). These two buses serve on E5 highway; SG-1 serves as an express line, stopping by only at Çamlık and Yenisahra stations, whereas the bus numbered E-11 stops by all the stations on the way to airport.

As it is not possible to directly reach Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) via subway, those interested in transport by subway should transfer at Kartal. You may reach Kartal Station by subway and then transfer here to the bus numbered KM22 to get to the airport.

Another alternative would be using the airport shuttles operating from Taksim, Kadıköy and Yenisahra, or, taking the cabs serving 7/24 in the city for reaching Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW).

Destination: Dubai

As one of the most joyful cities in the Middle East, Dubai remains as the most expensive destinations of the region. The city with an utterly modern and luxurious profile increases its potentials every passing day by the continuous tourism investments. Countless opportunities it provides in shopping, together with various events taking place turn this city into a shining star of its geography. Welcoming its guests with a splendid sea and heated sun, Dubai also offers an incredible desert experience for those interested.

Passengers with a flight ticket to Dubai with Turkish Airlines land at Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Transportation from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to the city center

The first choice for reaching the city center from Dubai International Airport (DXB) would be taking a cab. Since the petrol prices are very reasonable, cabs are frequently used in urban transportation as a highly economic option.

Another alternative would be the public transport buses serving on the way out the terminal. These buses would be very practical for the passengers wishing to reach Daira and Bur Dubai districts. The bus numbered 401 serves from Dubai Airport to Baniyas Street and Al Sabkha Bus Terminal. The bus numbered 402 departs from the airport and gets to Al Ghubabia Bus Terminal in Bur Dubai. You may get on the buses numbered 11A, 11C and 64 to reach Gold Souk Bus terminal. Buses serve at frequent intervals all day long.

In addition to all these, you may reach the center via the subway lines displayed in red, operating in every ten minutes from the terminals 1 and 3 in the airport.

An enjoyable travel awaits you

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