Arriving in Istanbul

Book your flights to Istanbul with Etihad Airways and journey to a land of spice and culture. Istanbul is one of the most historically important cities in the world; explore its epic history.

Plan Your Istanbul Holiday

Travel to Istanbul is akin to stepping into a time machine and going on a historical tour through the great empires of the past. You would come to Istanbul as Byzantium and then again as Constantinople and then yet again as the modern day Istanbul. The Roman Empire, The Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Latin Empire all called this beautiful city between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea their capital. An intricate part of the infamous Silk Road, this city has been draped in mystic and teeming with a meshing of cultures since 660 BC.

The summer sees a massive influx of tourists to Istanbul. If you are coming between July and September be sure to book your tickets to Istanbul as early as possible. Cheap hotels in Istanbul are easily found during the winter months as the temperature can drop to around freezing and the tourists stay home. Flight deals to Istanbul can be found in our Deals section.

Flying from Johannesburg

Book your flights from Johannesburg to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy the best comfort available over the African skies.

Major Airports in Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s major airport is the OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) located in the outskirts of the city. The airport is the largest in South Africa receiving flights from all corners of the globe clearing approximately 17 million passengers annually. Most domestic flights to and from favourite destinations within the country also use this airport.

Airport Transportation in Johannesburg

The airport’s location makes it easy for passengers to connect to their accommodation and back. There are several options with a train to OR Tambo International Airport connecting to the Sandton area and Pretoria. The train station is located between terminus A and B on the airports upper level. A taxi to OR Tambo International Airport is also available from anywhere in the city centre. A bus to OR Tambo International Airport from the city centre takes just a short time and so is the ride in a taxi to OR Tambo International Airport. Taxis are more convenient if you know your way around or are travelling in the company of a local.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Offices in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Four Commerce Square, 39 Rivonia Road (corner Helling)
Sandhurst, Sandton
P.O. Box 55598, Northlands 2116
0861-ETIHAD (within South Africa), +27-11-3439140 (from outside South Africa)
jnbtkt@etihad.ae
8:30am - 5pm (Mon to Fri) closed Sat,Sun & Public Holidays
Capetown
0861-384423 (Johannesburg)

Etihad Offices in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey
Süleyman Seba Caddesi, No. 21
Akaretler ?? 34437 Be?ikta?
+90 212 326 8600
isttkt@etihad.ae
09:00-12:30 / 13:00-18:00 (Mon-Fri)
Airport Ticketing office, Istanbul, Turkey
Ataturk Havalimani
Dis Hatlar Terminali
Gidis Kati, Yesilkoy
+90 (212) 465 30 00
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 11.00 - 16.00