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There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Melbourne by plane, ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Istanbul to Melbourne  •  20h 38m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Melbourne (MEL) IST - MEL

$645 - $1,450

Cheapest option

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Melbourne  •  22h 36m

  1. Take the ferry from Eminönü Ferry Terminal to Kadıköy
  2. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Melbourne (MEL) SAW - MEL

$461 - $1,022

1 alternative option

Fly Istanbul to Avalon, bus  •  25h 6m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Avalon (AVV) IST - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Melbourne Southern Cross

$595 - $1,856

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International entry into Australia from Turkey

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Australia, as well as residents from New Zealand

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Australia with the above exceptions. India are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Australia from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Turkey
  • State and territory governments, with support from the Australian Government, manage quarantine arrangements
  • Australia Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: New Zealand unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • State and territory governments, with support from the Australian Government, manage quarantine arrangements
  • Australia Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Australia

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

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

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No, entry into Australia from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Melbourne is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Melbourne is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Melbourne is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

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

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Melbourne is to ferry and fly which costs 2.600 ₺ - 6.000 ₺ and takes 22h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Melbourne is to fly which costs 3.600 ₺ - 8.500 ₺ and takes 20h 38m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Melbourne is 14632 km.

It takes approximately 20h 38m to get from Istanbul to Melbourne, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Melbourne Airport. The quickest flight takes 19h 25m and has one stopover.

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Melbourne is 7h ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 5:12 AM in Istanbul and 12:12 PM in Melbourne.

Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 2429+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $125 AUD 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 Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 14632 km
  • Duration: 20h 38m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

Emirates, Qatar Airways and 10 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Melbourne every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Istanbul to Melbourne via Dubai
Ave. Duration
19h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Melbourne via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Melbourne via Cairo, Dubai
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Singapore Changi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Ngurah Rai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Abu Dhabi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Soekarno–Hatta, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Hong Kong, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,900
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Incheon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,600
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Istanbul to Melbourne via Dubai
Ave. Duration
19h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Melbourne via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Melbourne via Kuwait, Dubai
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Melbourne via Cairo, Dubai
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Singapore Changi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Dubai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
30h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Abu Dhabi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Incheon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Singapore Changi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Doha, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,600
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Ngurah Rai, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Abu Dhabi, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Incheon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $1,600
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Melbourne via Doha
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Melbourne via Doha
Ave. Duration
32h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Melbourne via Ankara, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Melbourne via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 17m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Melbourne via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 17m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
AirAsia X
Website
airasiax.com
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Flights from Istanbul to Avalon via Doha, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Istanbul to Melbourne via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,500
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Melbourne via Manila
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport to Melbourne Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
Skybus
Ferry operators

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