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Türkiye, a country of the synthesis of the East and the West, where the four seasons are fully experienced. Hosting the oldest civilizations in history, Anatolia allows exploring the most vibrant cultures. Surrounded by the amazing sea on the three sides of the country, Türkiye is one of the indispensable destinations of the summer holiday. Ski resorts, mountains, rivers, and lakes… Shopping, tasting the traditional food, experiencing the local life… There is a lot to do in Türkiye. Book your cheap flight ticket to Türkiye (Turkey) now, and discover Türkiye!

Turkey, a four-season destination occupying natural and historical landmarks, is accessible via cheap flight tickets. There are many direct and connected flights to Turkey from almost all European capitals, Asian cities and the Gulf countries. The easiest way to find Turkey flights at affordable prices is to follow the tips provided in this page.  

Top Tips for Finding Cheap Flights to Türkiye (Turkey)

Finding a cheap flight needs some effort to plan, schedule and select among competitive travel options. If you think about how I can find cheap tickets to Türkiye (Turkey), you should consider these four tips:

  • Make your schedule flexible by giving optional dates/weeks for trip.
  • Prefer low-cost flight airports like Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul and Stansted Airport in London. Try the nearest city rather than the capital - Bologna in Italy, Rotterdam in the Netherlands or Hurghada in Egypt may give inspiration.
  • Keep your cabin-size luggage with you to get the best offers for tickets to Turkey.
  • During busy times like Christmas, Easter and Ramadan, buy cheap tickets to Turkey using Pegasus BolBol membership and credits.

You won’t have to worry about transportation in Türkiye after your direct flight from approximately 50 different countries around the world such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Holland since the transportation from the airport will be easy, thanks to the extensive transportation network in the country. Türkiye is a large country that offers different modes of transportation to travel between cities and towns where passengers can take direct or connecting flights to İstanbul, İzmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Trabzon.

Useful Information About Your Flight to Türkiye (Turkey)

If you wonder how long is the flight to Turkey from Central Europe, you’ll see that 3-4 hours will be enough to get to Turkish resorts. Direct flights to Antalya take 3 hours and 55 minutes from Amsterdam, whereas they only take 3 hours and 20 minutes from Berlin. Similarly, a flight from the United Kingdom to Turkey takes about 4 hours. Flights from London to Turkey take 4 hours and 5 minutes if you land in Istanbul. Flights from Manchester to Istanbul take about 4 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking for cheap flights to Turkey from London, the most affordable options will appear from Stansted Airport to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Alternatively, you can select a direct flight to Antalya, Izmir and Ankara.

Transportation to/from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Transportation to/from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to İstanbul city centre has various options depending on where you would like to go. There are airport express buses called HAVABUS, which depart from different locations in Istanbul, such as Taksim and Kadıköy. This express line only travels between these districts and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. For more details about the HAVABUS line, you can take a look at the airport's official website.

Another option to reach Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport is bus lines. E3 that leaves from 4. Levent, E9, and E10, which depart from Bostancı, are the direct lines that reach the airport. Also, it is possible to take the Marmaray line to Pendik and then take the 132H from Pendik station to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. More information about the bus lines can be found on this map.

Public Transport in Turkey

Public transport in Türkiye is advanced and well-connected. There are metro lines, tram lines, tunnel lines, metro buses, buses, minibuses, and ferries in different cities in Türkiye. The buses are the most common way of public transport in the country. In some cities like İstanbul, İzmir and Ankara, it is possible to find trams, trains and ferry lines to travel in the city.

Since each city has a different transportation system, the passengers need to check the bus schedules of each city. If you would like to learn more about the public transport in Istanbul, you can check out IETT's official website. Also, more information about Ankara’s EGO (bus system) can be found here. Most of the cities in Türkiye have minibus lines. For this reason, minibuses are the most common way of public transport in Türkiye.

Is there a special tourist travel card in Türkiye?

There is not a special tourist travel card in Türkiye. Tourists can buy a transportation card called Istanbulkart to use any mode of public transportation in Istanbul. Different cities in Türkiye have different transportation cards, and each of these cards must be purchased separately since the cards cannot be used in different cities.

Transportation in Türkiye

The transportation options between the cities in Türkiye are varied, and all the vehicles are comfortable and easy to use. One of the most prefered ways to travel between cities in Türkiye is to take domestic flights. It is possible to buy tickets between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Antalya Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Van Ferit Melen Airport, or Gaziantep Airport.

In addition, there are buses and train lines that operate between the cities in Türkiye. Private companies operate the buses, while train lines belong to the state.

Where to Stay in Türkiye?

Türkiye offers extensive accommodation alternatives for every price range. In Istanbul, there are luxury hotels both in the city center and nearby the airport, as well as budget hotels in the central regions. A hotel nearby Taksim or Kadiköy would be very convenient in terms of transportation.

Similarly, in Ankara, you may have a look at the areas Kizilay and Kavaklidere where there are many hotels in different standards. 

In Izmir, you may pick your hotel depending on your purpose of visit. If you'd like to enjoy the city life, you may stay in Konak, Karsiyaka or Alsancak. If you would like to enjoy the beach, then we suggest you browse Cesme and Alacati regions.

In Antalya, depending on your holiday desires, you may consider staying in all-inclusive holiday resorts.

For all of these regions and more, you can have a look at our hotel reservation page.


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Türkiye Holidays

Türkiye's many points of interest make it one of the top holiday destinations in the world. It offers an ideal blend for those seeking more than just a beach getaway. The unique country straddles two continents, merging a diverse mix of culture and outstanding natural beauty. There are nearly 5000 miles of coastline, hosting sandy blue flag beaches, turquoise crystal waters, and sunshine almost all year round. Tall mountains and forests, idyllic lakes and rivers attract the nature lovers too. Archaeological sites, from the underground labyrinth of Cappadocia to the ruins of Ephesus, bring a glimpse of ancient empires. Turkish cuisine spans across the country, with regional recipes and fresh seafood to breakfast feasts and delicious desserts. The vibrant mix of cosmopolitan cities and traditional villages with bustling bazaars and food markets, make it a haven that continues to attract visitors of every kind.

Why Should I Visit Türkiye (Turkey)?

Turkey fascinates travelers with a wide variety of attractions, most of which wait to be explored. Turkey has 84 UNESCO World Heritage sites to reflect natural and cultural wonders beyond the sea coast. You can visit plateaus and forests in the Black Sea, small blue bays in the southwest with vivid resorts alongside the Mediterranean. While exploring those, you can fulfill your appetite with delicious cuisine, traditional salads and desserts. The best part is all these experiences will cost minimal amounts when calculated in global currencies.

The cost of Turkey tickets is also very affordable. The busiest international hub is usually Istanbul, as Sabiha Gökçen Airport hosts the cheapest flights to Turkey.

Best Time to Visit Türkiye (Turkey)

Visitors to Turkey feel the advantage of opportunities in every season. If you plan a summer vacation, the best time to book a flight to Turkey is in September and October. The weather in the south is still warm, and water sports are possible. You can book cheap flights to Ankara and Erzurum in winter if you prefer skiing at Palandöken, Uludağ or Kartepe. Keep an eye on Pegasus' early booking offers from December to February. You can schedule the cheapest flights to Turkey for the following summer by booking at the end of the year.

Plan Your Trip to Türkiye (Turkey)

While planning your trip to Turkey, you will have the benefit of various direct and return flight options. The capital Ankara, world-renowned Istanbul and the pearl of the Aegean coast, Izmir, are the most popular destinations offering direct flights to Turkey. In summer, there are direct flights to the lovely resorts of Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya more frequently. From Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and London, you can also find direct flights to others like Kayseri, Gaziantep and Trabzon.

Direct flights from France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Spain, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates and Jordan are all carried out in mutual directions. That means you can find a return flight to Turkey if you have already traveled to those destinations. You are recommended to check Pegasus return flights to see which cities have those opportunities.

Tips for Traveling in Türkiye (Turkey)

  • The official language is Turkish. You can enjoy learning useful Turkish words while shopping and walking in the city center. In tourist attractions and larger cities, you will meet many people who can help you out in English.
  • For accommodation, you are recommended to book your hotel before starting your journey as Turkish resorts are much more crowded in summer.
  • Turkey applies visa requirements to some countries, although a large group of nationalities are allowed to enter the country visa-free for short stays. Check your visa status before the flight.
  • Turkey is in the time zone of UTC +3:00 but with no summer time changes.

Top Places to Visit in Türkiye (Turkey)

If you search for the top places to visit in Turkey, you will indeed have a long list of attractions. Before taking a deeper look at our blog on the top five reasons to visit Turkey, note down our alternative list:

  • See the Blue Mosque, the Citadel and Süleymaniye Mosque to relieve your spirit.
  • Take a hot balloon tour in Cappadocia to see the natural formation of rocks.
  • Get on a boat tour in Ölüdeniz to see blue bays around.
  • Taste Antakya's cuisine while having a sightseeing tour in the old town.
  • Visit Edirne to see historical reminiscences of the former Ottoman capital and go on shopping tours.
  • Climb up Uludağ and take a skiing course in the mountains.
  • Visit Eskişehir to take photos of the hundred-year-old Odunpazarı houses.

Top things to do in Türkiye

There are many places to discover in Türkiye. Here are some must-see places:

  • Istanbul Tour: It is one of the world capitals with its magnificent history and attractions. You can start your tour with the old town where you’ll find Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. While if you’d like to enjoy the modern nightlife, you should visit Taksim and Kadiköy. Do not forget to take a ferry tour. You will definitely admire the breathtaking view of the Bosphorus during the tour.
  • Ankara Tour: As the capital city of Türkiye, Ankara locates in the middle of Anatolia. During your visit to Ankara, you should visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Atatürk, Anatolian Civilizations Museum and old Parliament Building. Moreover, there are many shopping centers in Ankara where you can enjoy luxury.
  • Izmir Tour: Izmir is one of the most beautiful cities of the Aegean region with its rich culture and history. There are many national parks and Antique cities around Izmir. If you are interested in antique Greek history, you should definitely visit Ephesus, Miletus and Bergama. As for the Izmir city center you can explore the party life in Alsancak. As for summer, nearby holiday towns such as Cesme and Alacati are the most popular destinations.
  • Antalya Tour: Antalya is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Türkiye. There are hundreds of holiday resorts that offer excellent service at affordable prices. If you’d like to enjoy your summer in an all-inclusive hotel by a great beach, you may consider visiting Antalya and its towns such as Alanya, Belek and Kemer. If you want to more info about Antalya, you can visit our Antalya Travel Guide

  You can consult our Türkiye Travel Guide for many other attractions in Türkiye.

Which Cities Can I Visit Near Türkiye (Turkey)?

If you travel to Turkey, you can easily transfer to bordering countries and close destinations via low-budget flights. Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir have busier connections to nearby countries and bordering regions. Iraq, Iran, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus are all accessible. You should find a cheap flight to Turkey to connect it to Tehran, Erbil, Sofia, Athens, Baku, St. Petersburg, Yerevan, Tbilisi and Nicosia. These connected flights may take a bit longer than an hour before arriving downtown.

Car Rental in Türkiye

You can also rent a car with Pegasus privileges if you want to consider a more comfortable option for city transportation when you arrive in Türkiye for business or leisure.


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Airports in Türkiye

We fly almost all the cities in Türkiye. You can directly reach Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya from most of the cities in the world.  

  • Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, that is 50 km away from Taksim, and 40 km away from Kadiköy. There are various alternatives to reach from the airport to the city center. The most convenient and affordable way of reaching to the city center is the airport shuttles called Havabus. With Havabus you can reach to Kadiköy in approximately one hour and to Taksim in 1,5 hour. You may also take public transport buses E3, E9, E10, E11 to reach to different locations in the city center.  

  • Ankara Esenboga Airport

The airport is 30 km outside of the city center. To get to the city center, you can take airport shuttles called Belko or Havas. Shuttles depart every 30 minutes and reach to the city center (Kizilay or Central Bus Station) around one hour.  

  • Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is around 15 km away from the city center. To get to the city center, you can take the airport shuttle called Havas, public buses called Eshot or the train called Izban. On average, the journey takes 30 minutes to get to the city center.  

  • Antalya Airport

Antalya Airport is approximately 15 km away from the city center. To get to the city center, you can take the public transport buses 400, 600 or 800 that reaches the city center in 30 minutes. As there are many hotels in the region offers free or paid transfer service, if you are going to stay in a holiday resort, we suggest you check the transfer alternatives of your hotel as well.

Below, you can find a piece of helpful information that may be necessary during your trip to Türkiye

What You Need to Know About Türkiye (Turkey)

  • In Turkey, the currency is Turkish lira, abbreviated as TRY and TL. You can exchange your currency to liras at exchange offices.
  • In urban places, you can pay by cash or credit card. Visa and MasterCard type credit cards are widely used for payments.
  • Tap water is not safe to drink. In supermarkets, you’ll find natural (still) water in bottles. If you need fizzy water, you should ask for ¨soda¨ which is sold in small glass bottles.
  • Public transport is widely preferred though taxis are also available in Turkish cities. Taxis are always yellow vehicles in Turkey. Do not forget to ask the approximate charge when you get in a taxi and check whether the taximeter works properly or not.

Things to Know Before Visiting Türkiye

  • Visa policy of Türkiye depends on the nationality of the traveler. For most of the European countries, Turkey either does not require a visa or apply e-visa that can be acquired online.
  • In Türkiye, public transport is well-developed and reliable. In most of the big cities, there are buses, metro lines as well as tram lines. Usually, a public transport card is required to use the vehicles (Such as Istanbul Card, Ankara Card or Izmir Card).
  • Türkiye has a warm climate and four of the seasons occur in the country thought the year. In the areas far from the sea summers are very hot and winters are very cold, whereas in the coast, both the winters and summers are warm.
  • Türkiye has a rich and very unique cuisine that consists of the combination of all type of meat, spices and veggies

Essential Numbers

Country code: +9

Ambulance: 112

Police: 155

Fire: 110

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport: +90 216 588 88 88

Ankara Esenboga Airport: +90 312 590 40 00

İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport: +90 232 455 00 00

Antalya Airport: +90 242 444 74 23

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