Flights from Manchester to Istanbul

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Here you can compare cheap flights from Manchester (MAN) 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: easyJet
78 % of flights booked on the route from Manchester to Istanbul are booked with easyJet, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.
37 %
22 %
Turkish Airlines
19 %
Cheapest weekday: Monday
The cheapest ticket prices are available for flights departing on a Monday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 50 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
04h 20min
06h 25min
The favourite connection is non-stop
65 % of travellers decide to book a direct flight on this route.
Direct flights
04h 20min, from £128
65 %
1 stopover Frankfurt-Main
08h 05min, from £314
26 %
1 stopover London Heathrow
06h 25min, from £254
9 %

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 £228.75
Flight duration min. 04:05
Return flight duration min. 04:25
Distance 2695 km
Flights per week 16
Departure airport Airport Manchester (MAN)
Arrival airport Airport Istanbul (IST)
Destination country Flights to Turkey