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 United Kingdom

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Major Airports in the United Kingdom

In London, international flights arrive and depart from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). With the largest number of passengers of any airport in the United Kingdom, Heathrow is also the third busiest airport in the world and has five passenger terminals.

From Manchester, flights leave Manchester Airport (MAN), formerly referred to as Ringway Airport. The three passenger terminals have many duty free shops and restaurants, but travellers with more time can visit the Concorde Experience and see the famous supersonic passenger jet on a guided tour.

Airport Transportation in the United Kingdom

From London, you can take a train to Heathrow Airport in around 50 to 60 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest method of travel, taking about 15 minutes from London Paddington station. You can also take a taxi to Heathrow Airport with a travel time of about one hour.

Travellers flying from Manchester can take a bus to Manchester Airport with variable travel times according to the route and the original destination.

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Interested in Istanbul? Consider Dublin

Book your flights to Dublin with Etihad Airways and prepare for an experience unlike any other.

Plan Your Dublin Visit

Travel to Dublin and immerse yourself in the Irish culture and history. Just walking round the city you will discover significant landmarks, from the Ha’Penny Bridge and Samuel Beckett Bridge, both with beautiful views over the Liffey River, to the Famine Memorial and Garden of Remembrance. The city is also home to the Chester Beatty Library, with its astounding collection of rare books, scrolls, miniatures, and manuscripts. You can also visit the historic Abbey Theatre, still home to the National Theatre of Ireland where the famous Irish playwright Sean O’Casey, and famous Irish poet W.B. Yeats made their debut.

The Irish climate can be unpredictable, with the spring and autumn seasons often wet and variable. The best time to visit Dublin is during the summer months when it is warmer and everything is in full bloom. Book your tickets to Dublin in advance to take advantage of the best offers. Planning your visit during the off season allows you to find cheaper hotels. Visit the Deals section on our website for the best flight deals for travel to Dublin.

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