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There are 2 ways to get from Istanbul to Lakatamia by plane, car or car ferry

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Fly

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Ercan (ECN)

1 alternative option

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Taşucu
  2. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia

Istanbul (IST) to Ercan (ECN) flights

75 Weekly Planes
2h 53m Average Duration
€59 Cheapest Price
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Turkey → Cyprus
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International entry into Cyprus from Turkey

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Cyprus from Turkey

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Cyprus

2m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Cyprus from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lakatamia is 1474.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lakatamia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lakatamia is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1474.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from Cyprus.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Istanbul to Lakatamia is to fly, which costs 1.100 ₺ - 3.900 ₺ and takes 2h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lakatamia is to fly which costs 1.100 ₺ - 3.900 ₺ and takes 2h 41m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Lakatamia is 758 km.

It takes approximately 2h 41m to get from Istanbul to Lakatamia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Airport to Ercan Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Turkish Airlines offers flights from Istanbul Airport to Ercan Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Lakatamia. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Lakatamia.
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  • Distance: 758.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 41m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Lakatamia, Cyprus?

Turkish Airlines flies from Istanbul to Lakatamia every 2 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Ercan
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €490
Flights from Istanbul to Ercan via Ankara
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €490
Flights from Istanbul to Ercan via Antalya
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €490
Flights from Istanbul to Ercan via Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €490
Flights from Istanbul to Ercan via Adana
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €490
Ferry operators
Akgunler Denizcilik
Website
akgunlerbilet.com
Car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8
Schedules at
akgunlerbilet.com

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