Flights from Erbil to Istanbul

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Here you can compare cheap flights from Erbil (EBL) to Istanbul (IST) for one-way or return trips. The following offers were searched for and found on idealo during the last few days. Or start your own flight search to Istanbul. Prices and availability may change at any time.

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Favourite airline: Egyptair
The most popular airline for flights from Erbil to Istanbul is Egyptair.
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33 %
Favourite connection: via Cairo
On this flight route, flights with a stopover in Cairo are the most popular.
1 stopover Cairo
09h 00min, from £548
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1 stopover Dubai
24h 30min, from £954
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Useful information about the flight from Erbil to Istanbul

Istanbul: A charming city located on two diverse continents

Istanbul is the only city that is actually situated on two separate continents, which makes it a very special and unique destination. Nestled between Europe and The Middle East, this city has a glorious 2,000 year history attached to it, and was once the capital of the Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman empires. 

When to travel for good weather and events

If you're not a fan of cold temperatures and snow, the spring, summer and autumn seasons, from May to October, are the best times to travel to Istanbul. You'll get to enjoy the Commemoration of Ataturk and Youth Sports Day on the 19th May, and the Republic Day of Turkey is a public holiday, falling on the 29th October. Ramadan and Eid are both celebrated in Istanbul too, although dates alter from year to year. The Prince Islands are open to visitors all year round and really worth a visit. Only horse drawn carriages are allowed here, as cars are prohibited. 

Pre-travel arrangements

If you're a British national, you'll need a visa to enter Istanbul, which can be sorted out online. Be sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Turkey. Recommended vaccination shots include hepatitis A, typhus, tetanus and diphtheria. Have fun practising your bartering skills in preparation for shopping sprees at the Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar, as traders often overprice goods and haggling is part of the culture. Fast food fans are in for a treat, as there's lots to choose from. Snacks cost anywhere from 2 TRY, kebabs are around 8 and beer starts at around 6 TRY. Fish, however, is expensive. The UK is 2 hours behind Turkey. 

Local travel and accommodation tips 

To get to the city centre from the airport, both HAVATA and IETT operate shuttle buses which cost around 50 TRY, these depart from floor -2. Taxis into town will be about 200 TRY. Travel times are at least 40 minutes.

Public transport in Istanbul is varied, cheap and reliable and includes bus, metro, minibus, ferry, metrobus and tram services. Invest in an Istanbulkart rechargeable pass, which is valid for all public modes of transportation. Taxis are considerably more expensive than public transport, but prices are cheaper than in London.

A budget hostel will set you back around 30 TRY. Good areas are Eminönü or Beyoğlu.

Flight information: Erbil - Istanbul

Outbound and return from £436.05
Flight duration min. 02:30 / max. 02:45
Return flight duration min. 02:25/ max. 02:35
Distance 1417 km
Flights per week 37
Departure airport Airport Erbil (EBL)
Departure country Flights from Iraq
Arrival airport Airport Istanbul (IST)
Destination country Flights to Turkey
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