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Guide to Flying from Mumbai to Turkey

Turkey, a country nestled in Western Asia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, the scenic black sea from Istanbul en route to Sinop, the pristine beaches at Antalya and many more are just some of the reasons that people flock to Turkey from all over the world. Now the major concern for all of us is figuring out the best way to travel to these exotic destinations. If you’re from Mumbai and are wondering how to travel to Turkey for your next Summer vacation, we’ve got your back! Your most convenient option is air travel. Read ahead to find out the best flight options from Mumbai to Turkey!


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Turkey hot air balloons
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General information on Mumbai to Turkey Flights

The best time to Travel to Turkey is any month between April to November with an ideal duration of 7 nights. The best time to book flights is at least 3 weeks before the date of departure to get below-average prices. The flight rates are most expensive in the month of July, August and September. Flights are the cheapest in February. An important note is that flights departing in the mornings are 7% cheaper than those that depart in the evening.

Flights from Mumbai to Turkey are most common to the following place:

  • Mumbai to Istanbul
  • Mumbai to Antalya
  • Mumbai to Ankara

There are also flights to other cities like Izmir and Kayseri but since the above 3 are the prominent ones, we will look at them in detail in this blog. It can be noted here that as of now Turkish airlines is the most popular flight option from Mumbai to Izmir and Kayseri.

Also read: Reasons To Visit Turkey

1. Mumbai to Istanbul

  • Turkish Airlines is the only air line provding a direct flight option from Mumbai to Istanbul. Flights leave in the morning between 4 Am – 6 Am with an approximate travel time of 7 hours. These flights are more frequent during the peak travel time
  • Some of the other arilines are: Indigo, Kuwait Airways, Qatar aiways, Etihad and Lufthansa.
  • Approximately 10 flights travel in a week from Mumbai to Istanbul. Most of these flights have early morning departures. Their departure time ranges from 2 AM to 6 AM.
  • The prices for these flight begin from INR 30,996/- and can even extend up to INR 4,23,792/- per person for a one way ticket.
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Also read: Top 10 Things To Do In Istanbul For A Fun-Filled Turkey Holiday

2. Mumbai to Antalya

  • There are no direct flight from Mumbai to Antalya. Almost all the flights are one-stop flights with stops via Doha, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Muscat or Kuwait City.
  • The most frequent and preferred airlines to Antalya is the Turkish Airlines. Apart from this Lufthansa, Air India, British airways and Sun express are also some of the other available options.
  • Depending on the period of the layover, the overall duration of the journey ranges from approximately 10 hours to even 20 hours for one stop flights.
  • Prices per person for a one way ticket start at around INR 28,000/- and can go up to INR 3,00,000/- depending on when they are booked.
  • Flights are mostly scheduled early morning around 6 AM. These are the best flights to take as most of them would land in Antalya in the evening.
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3. Mumbai to Ankara

  • There are multiple flight options available to the capital of Turkey, Ankara from Mumbai. All of these are minimum one stop flights. There are also 2 stop and 3 stop flights but these are not reccomended as they may even take more than 25 hours to reach the destination.
  • There are multiple flight options to Ankara, the most pupolar one being Turkish airlines. This airline is the best option for anyone planning to travel from Mumbai to Turkey.
  • Other flight options include Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Air India and Sun express.
  • For one stop flights the duration ranges from 9 hours to over 25 hours depending on the layover period.
  • For Turkish Airlines the flight prices begin from INR 34,000/- and can go up to INR 2,00,000/- per person for a one way ticket.
  • As with most Mumbai to Turkey flights, the flights to Ankara are also scheduled early morning around 5:00 AM.
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Also read: Turkey in August 2021 – Perfect Guide to An Incredible Turkey Vacation

Mumbai Airport

The primary airport serving in Mumbai is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM). Being the second busiest airport in India, it has 2 operating terminals for domestic (Santacruz airport) and international travellers (Terminal 2). Vile Parle Railway Station and Andheri East Railway Station are close to BOM Airport and are good options for travellers with less luggage. Apart from these, cabs, rickshaws and buses are also available for commuting to and from the Airport.

Turkey Airports

  • Istanbul Airport (IST): This airport is the main International airport in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located north of central Istanbul and between the Balck Sea coast towns of Yenikoy, Tayakadin and Akpinar. It is around 54 Km from the main city. There are city taxis available 24 hours a day outside the arrival and departure areas of the airport. It would take approximately 40 minutes from the city centre to the airport by taxi. Public buses are also available.
  • Antalya airport: Ayt is the International Airport in Antalya which is located 13km from the city centre. It has two international terminals (terminal 1 and Terminal 2) and one domestic terminal. There are 2 city buses with numbers 600 and 400 that serve Antalya Airport. Shuttle service is also available from the aiport to the city.
  • Ankara Airport: Ankara Esenboga Airport is the international airport of Ankara. It has one domestic terminal and one international terminal. It is 30 km from the city centre. Shuttle services, buses and taxis are available for commute.
Istanbul airport
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  • Which is the best city to fly to from Mumbai to turkey?
    Our pick would be Istanbul as there are direct flights and multiple airline options.
  • Which airline do I choose when flying from Mumbai to Turkey?
    Turkish Airlines is the best option.
  • What is the cheapest flight from Mumbai to Turkey?
    The cheapest direct flight option is from Mumbai to Istanbul by Turkish Airlines with options starting at INR 30,000/-
  • What is the flight duration from Mumbai to Turkey?
    The minimum duration is for Turkish Airlines with an approximate travel time of 7 hours
  • How do I get a Turkey Visa?
    You just need to download the form, submit the required documents with a photograph, schedule an appointment, pay the Visa fees and submit the application form to get your electronic visa for Turkey. It will take maximum 3 to 4 days to get processed from the date of submission.
  • What documents do I need to submit for a turkey Visa?
    You need an Indian passport which is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival and you need a Debit or Credit card to pay the eVisa fees.
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So now that you’re an expert on how to travel from Mumbai to Turkey via flights head over to Pickyourtrail to book your Turkey tour packages today!

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