Istanbul – Bridging two continents

Istanbul Airport Directory (IST)
Baggage Allowance
Min °
Max °

Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, Istanbul is Turkey’s financial and cultural hub, bridging Asia and Europe socially and physically. The array of ancient monuments like Aya Sofya, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) and several others reflects the influences of different eras including Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine. Accommodating culture and history together, Istanbul has loads to offer to amaze its travellers from across the world.

Best time to visit: April to May and September to mid-November are the best time to visit Istanbul.

Visa and Immigration: If you’re an Indian passport holder travelling to Istanbul, then you would be required to apply online for Turkey e-visa.

How to reach: Istanbul Grand Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, at a distance of about 25km (30minutes drive). IndiGo now provides direct connectivity between Istanbul and Delhi, along with seamless connections to other destinations.

Getting around: With the Bosphorus strait dividing Istanbul into two parts, ferries and sea buses are the primary modes of daily transportation. The city also has a Metrobus connection, underground metro lines and taxi services.

Baggage Allowance
Min °
Max °

Book air tickets to Istanbul

Book a Flight

Web Check-in

Now web check-in any time up to 1 hour before the scheduled departure of your domestic flight. Certain seats may be charged.

Flight Status

Enter flight details to check your flight status.


View / Change Booking

You can change or cancel your booking, add services like snacks, baggage or seat and print your itinerary.

In case we have cancelled/rescheduled your flight. Click here

Update Contact Details

Enter booking details to review, update contact details.

View GST Invoice

Enter booking details to View GST Invoice.


In case we have cancelled/rescheduled your flight. Click here

Places to visit in Istanbul

Places to eat in Istanbul


This elegant restaurant serves a range of Ottoman dishes that are enough to make you crave for more. Their goose kebap or 'fatty apron' kebap with beef and lamb wrapped in caul fat and stuffed quince is must try.


This place specialises in Black Sea cuisine and serves delicious pilafs, hamsi dishes, leafy greens, pides – Turkish-style pizza and soups.


This restaurant is famous for offering traditional Turkish delights with exciting twists invented by Chef Maksut Aşkar. Enjoy stunning views of the old city and while satiating your gastronomical sense either at the dining room or terrace.


Quite famous for its delicious breakfast, Cuma is known to have the most loyal customer base in the city. It boasts of a healthy menu that is heavy on flavour and less on fuss.

Karaköy Güllüoğlu

Opened in 1949, Karaköy Güllüoğlu is a famous baklava shop and the first branch in Istanbul. There are ample other in the town, but this is the best in the city of all.


Shopping in Istanbul

Dating back to the Ottoman era, Istanbul’s old bazaars, are located in the peninsula of the Old city. Shopping malls have been on the rise around New Istanbul and Western suburbs for the last three decades. So, as you head out in Istanbul for shopping, don’t forget to fill your bag with Turkish Delight (locally known as Lokum) especially the Pistachio one, Turkish tea, Rugs and kilims and jewellery made from semi-precious gemstone known as Chalcedony. If you are looking for some upmarket garments, then visit Bağdat Avenue in Asian Side or Nişantaşı in European Side.

Grand Bazaar: Walk down the narrow lanes to witness how artisans work while peeping through the doorways to discover the hidden gems of one of the world’s largest indoor marketplaces, Grand Bazaar. With 5000 shops selling beautiful jewellery, antiques, carpets and hand-painted ceramics, it’s a heaven for shopaholics. The market also boasts of two hammams, two mosques, four mountains and Cevahir Bedesten, the oldest part of the bazaar. Learn the art bargaining before entering this market.

Spice Bazaar: Turkey’s another biggest and famous market, Spice Bazaar is a must-visit. You can find almost every spice that you can imagine. Go for typical Turkish products and spices to keep Turkish memories alive even after your return. Spices like Sumac having citric tartness, Pul Biber – dried pepper flakes, Nar Ekşisi - pomegranate sauce, Çörek otu - black cumin and Saffron must be on your shopping list. Some of the most reputed shops in the market include Urfa Pazarı, Ucuzcular, Ayfer Kaur, Malatya Pazarı and Arifoğlu.



Reina: The most glamorous nightclub in Istanbul, Reina is known for its lavish parties and the elite posh crowd. It is a must-visit to enjoy the nightlife to the fullest.

Sortie: Another popular nightclub is Sortie, boasting of exquisite ambience, scenic views of the city, three bars and six restaurants.

Supperclub: With a wide range of cocktails, superb lightings, awesome live shows, all-white décor, this place is a must visit for party lovers and considered among the best nightclubs in Istanbul.

Anjelique: This club is known to be the best place to experience Istanbul’s nightlife at its best while enjoying an unmatched view of the Bosphorus.

X-Large: Night crawlers must visit this place. Here, the parties start at 2 am and goes till 5 am with a dramatic trance feel to the entire environment.

Where to stay in Istanbul

Gul Sultan Hotel

Gul Sultan Hotel Originally a residence, this place has a warm and homely feel to it. This boutique hotel boasts of traditional Turkish hospitality along with excellent, clean and comfortable accommodation.


Peyk Hotel If you want to stay close to the tourist spots then Peyk Hotel is a good option for you. Located within walking distance from several historic sites like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque, this hotel also provides airport shuttle services to the airport which is about 17.5 km.


Shangri-La Bosphorus It is ideal for those travelling in pairs and wants to stay in the heart of Istanbul. Located on the European side of the Bosphorus, this 5-star property boast of an indoor pool, rooms with modern décor and marble bathrooms with heated floors and Bvlgari toiletries.


Régie Ottoman Istanbul Located on the Historic Peninsula, Régie Ottoman Istanbul is in a 150-year old restored Ottoman building featuring wooden floors, stone walls, modern amenities in a traditional atmosphere. The rooms are well-furnished equipped with basic facilities like air condition, televisions, ironing facilities among others.

More reasons to visit

Princes’ Islands: Far from the chaos of the city, spend your day at this scenic location, situated in the Sea of Marmara. Princes’ Islands is a popular tourist spot, comprising of nine small islands, out of which only four are open for public – Büyükada (the most popular and the biggest one), Burgazada, Kinaliada and Heybeliada. The main highlight of this place is ‘the pin-drop silence.’ The only sound you will hear is of sounds of horse hoofs, and bicycle bells as all motorised vehicles are banned here. You can get there by regular ferries or the sea boats.

Galata Tower: Dominating Istanbul skyline, Galata Towers at the height of 219 feet, offers a fantastic view of the surroundings and the old city. Known as the Tower of Christ, the structure has been modified from time to time and while visiting if you get tired then relax some time at the restaurant, café and a nightclub in its upper part.

Dolmabahce Palace: Built along Bosphorus coastline in 19th century, Turkey’s most glamorous palace features quite a few unique things that are enough to make you awestruck; such as the most massive chandelier in the world (a gift from Queen Victoria) and amalgamation of exquisite traditional Ottoman architecture with European styles of Rococo, Neoclassical and Baroque.  The palace is often compared with the Palace of Versailles and was home to six sultans.


6E & Cheeky

One of the best ways to explore Istanbul is by cruising your way through the Bosphorus. There are two routes that you can choose from - Full Bosphorus Cruise and the Short Bosphorus Cruise. The Long Bosphorus Tour requires an entire day, starting from Eminönü going all the way to Rumeli and Anadolu Kavağı (two coastal peaks in Europe and Asia), and then heading to the Black Sea. Whereas, the Short Bosphorus Cruise is suitable if you don't have much time, taking you through the city and the strait.

1400+ Daily flights
60 Domestic Destinations
23 International Destinations
300+ Million happy customers
247 Fleet tall
This field is required
Enter valid number
Enter valid country code
Enter exactly 10 digits only
Enter valid email ID
Captcha verification failed
Service unavailable at this time. Please try again later.
Feedback couldn't be submitted at this time. Please try again later
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for enquiring with us.
No of pax field is required
Source station field is required
Destination station field is required
6E Account
6E Me
First name is required
Last name is required
Email is required
Mobile Number is required
Please enter name
Please enter telephone number
Please select nature of your query.
Please enter additional remarks
Please enter PNR/booking reference
Please select regarding our -.
Please select the source station
Please select the destination station
PNR/ Booking reference is required
Please enter email / last name
Please select the departing station
Please enter 6 characters.
Please enter valid PNR Number.
Please enter valid 6 digit Flight Number.
Please select the arriving station
User ID is required
Password is required
City field is required
Please enter a valid name or email ID
Captcha field is required
Please enter email
Please solve captcha field
Select one or more preferences to un-subscribe
Comment your other reason for unsubscribe
Full name field is required
Country field is required
Occupation field is required
Organization field is required
Email field is required
Thank you, Request sent successfully
Registration unsuccessful
Registration unsuccessful,The email address is already registered
The user is already unsubscribed
The user is already unsubscribed for all the preferences
Unsubscribed Successfully
Unsubscription unsuccessful
Select one or more preferences to subscribe
Subscription request is under process. please try later...!
Your Subscription Confirmation is still pending. please Confirm...!
Your subscription is unsuccessful,Please subscribe again...!
The email address has been already verified and your subscription request is under process...
This email address has been already registered and waiting for approval...
The email address has been already verified and subscribed successfully...
You have been unsubscribed, Please subscribe again...!
Email verification fails
Please select whats it about
Mobile No. is required
Please enter valid country code.
Please enter valid Country Code
Please enter valid Mobile Number
Please enter valid User Id.
Please enter valid Password.
Please enter valid Mobile No.
Please enter valid country code.
Group Booking
You will now be redirected to the group booking Website, Click 'OK' to continue
No Flight schedule information found!
Please enter organisation name
Please select the query type
Please enter query details
Query form couldn't be submitted at this time. Please try again later
Query Form
Thank you for your query
Must be at least 6 characters in length, should be alphanumeric containing at least one upper case letter and one numeric character. Also, it should not match any of your previous three passwords.
Please enter valid password
The value for this field can only contain Alphanumeric characters
6E Account
6E Login