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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

How to get to | Turkey

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


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Most visitors to Turkey arrive by air or by cruise ship. There are also ferries across the Aegean and Black Seas, trains and buses from Greece and Bulgaria, lots of buses from Syria and land crossings are open to most other neighbouring countries (some safer/easier than others). Lots of airlines fly to Turkey (mostly to Istanbul) including:
  • Star Alliance - Austrian, EgyptAir, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, Swiss, Turkish
  • Oneworld - British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Malev, Royal Jordanian
  • Sky Team - Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Czech, Delta, KLM, Korean
  • Other selected - most Middle Eastern and European airlines

TIP - longhaul fares to Turkey from Asia/Pacific are generally cheaper than to Europe, from North America often only slightly more expensive than to Western Europe.

TIP - most European low cost airlines fly to Sabiha Gocken airport in Istanbul, not the main Ataturk airport.

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