Flights from Manchester to Istanbul

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Manchester to Istanbul

Favourite airline: easyJet
72 % of flights booked on the route from Manchester to Istanbul are booked with easyJet, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.
34 %
21 %
Turkish Airlines
17 %
Tip: book 2 months before departure
If booked 2 months before travel, flights cost only £135.00.
62 days before departure
Direct flights are cheaper
On this route, direct flights are £85.00 cheaper than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
04h 20min
09h 35min
The favourite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 56 % of travellers will book a non-stop flight.
Direct flights
04h 20min, from £128
56 %
1 stopover Frankfurt-Main
08h 05min, from £314
22 %
1 stopover London Heathrow
09h 35min, from £213
11 %

Useful information about the flight from Manchester to Istanbul

A significant historical city

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey. It was a trading city and is in a strategic position on the historic Silk Road.  Istanbul is the country's cultural and historical heart.

When is a good time for a trip to Istanbul? 

This is a year round tourist destination. Summers are hot and winters can be very cold. The climate between May and October is pleasant.

On the 19th May the Commemoration of Atatürk is celebrated, also Youth and Sports Day. Republic Day is on the 29th October, which is Turkey's most important festival and it is celebrated with processions, flags and bands. The festivals of Eid and Ramadan have changing dates.

Information before travel to Istanbul

A valid passport is essential and it must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entering Turkey. British nationals need a visa that is available online. Vaccinations are recommended for hepatitis A, typhus, tetanus and diphtheria. Markets are must-visit places, they are colourful and noisy. Goods are overpriced, though, so follow the local tradition and haggle. The cost of living is generally inexpensive. Street food is delicious. Snacks range from 2 TRY and kebabs from 8 TRY. Fish is expensive and a beer costs from 6 TRY. Istanbul is at a time zone two hours ahead of the United Kingdom.

How do you get from Istanbul airport to the city?

From floor -2 at Istanbul Airport there are buses to the centre of the city. These are operated by two companies: HAVATA and IETT for the price of around 50 TRY. Taxis also operate and will cost 200 TRY or so. Journey times vary but will be at least 40 minutes. Car hire is also available.

Accommodation is plentiful. One night in a hostel or guest house costs  from 30 TRY. There is a wide choice of accommodation in the districts,  Eminönü, where the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar are and Beyoğlu where the Taksim Square and  İstiklâl Caddesi are located. The public transport network is efficient and cheap. Use bus, metro, minibus, ferry, metrobus and  tram to get around. An Istanbulkart is a rechargeable ticket that is valid for all public transport. Taxis are cheaper than in the UK. Public transport is less expensive than taxis. The Prince Islands are worth visiting, they are a ferry trip away from the city. The island is pedestrianised with  horse drawn carriages and bikes for transport.

Flight information: Manchester - Istanbul

Outbound and return from £128.26
Flight duration min. 04:05
Return flight duration min. 04:25
Distance 2695 km
Flights per week 16
Departure airport Manchester (MAN)
Arrival airport Istanbul (IST)
Destination country Turkey