Turkish Airlines offers four direct flights in average every day from Amman to Istanbul. Flights take off from Queen Alia Airport (AMM) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) within nearly two and a half hours. Ongoing all year round, the number of flights remains quite the same throughout the year; however there may be slight differences on the times of departure. Since Istanbul serves as a transit point for many Turkish Airlines flights, you may take your flight from Amman to Istanbul to reach another destination as well. Have a look at the flights from Amman to review your flight alternatives.
Jordan’s capital Amman is one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East. Located in a settlement of thousands of years and bearing the traces of many civilizations, the city remains as the favorite of culture and history fanciers. Amman Citadel and the Temple of Hercules at the top of the city, as well as the King Abdullah Mosque in the city center, and the Roman Ancient Theatre remaining from the Roman period which is in use also today, are among the most crowd-pulling spots in this lovely capital. The Royal Automobile Museum where the vehicles from the Hashemite Kingdom are displayed, the National Gallery of Fine Arts exhibiting the various models of Arabian culture, and the Winter Palace very close to the airport, are other icons of the city which should also be seen.
Those looking for more adventurous moments may also visit Wadi Rum to try desert safari, and Lake Lut, an enthralling destination by its legends and brilliant colors.
This large Middle Eastern city hosts three airports: Amman Airport (ADJ), known as “Old Airport” and used for a small number of flights, King Hussein International Airport (AQJ) and Queen Alia Airport (AMM). Flights from Amman to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines take off from Queen Alia Airport (AMM).
The most preferred means for reaching Queen Alia Airport (AMM) is the express buses. You may get to the airport via these buses from the seventh, fifth and forth districts, Housing Bank Complex and North Bus Station. Operating twice in every hour, these buses serve from the earliest hours till the midnight.
In addition to the buses, it is also possible to reach the airport via the cabs serving 7/24 in the city. Note that the accommodation facilities in Amman also offer transfer service. It would therefore be recommendable to contact your facility about airport transfer as well.
Owning a splendid cultural prosperity and historical heritage by its deep-rooted history dating back thousands of years, Istanbul welcomes millions of tourists each year. This giant metropolis as one of the largest cities in both Europe and Asia ranks among the top charming cities worldwide as well. The most attractive historical icons of the city include, but not limited to, the magnificent historic mansions along the turquoise Bosporus; Topkapı Palace, as one of the most stunning models of Ottoman architecture which serves as a museum today; the Hagia Sophia Museum built in the Byzantine period; Bath-house of Haseki Hürrem Sultan (Turkish Bath) built by the great master Architect Sinan; and the Bindirbirek Cistern (Cistern of Philoxenos) a glorious artifact from the Great Constantine period. Istanbul offers you utterly different adventure in every step you take by its wonderful verdant parks, open-air museums and vivacious life style.
There are two international airports serving in the city: Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. Passengers holding a flight ticket to Istanbul from Amman with Turkish Airlines land at Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport is approximately 35 km from Istanbul city center and there are plenty of transport options available, such as taxi, rent-a-car and airport shuttles. For more information on public transportation from Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.
You can rent-a-car from the rent-a-car companies at Istanbul Airport (IST), or you can rent a taxi when there’s more traffic. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi, and costs around 100-110 TL. You can travel comfortably on the Airport shuttles at all most any hour of the day, and these shuttles reach many places in the city.