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There are 4 ways to get from Istanbul to North Pole by plane, ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Istanbul to Fairbanks  •  20h 26m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Fairbanks (FAI) IST - FAI

$419 - $778

Cheapest option

Ferry to Sabiha Gokcen, fly to Fairbanks  •  42h 29m

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

$309 - $606

2 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Anchorage, bus  •  26h 47m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Anchorage (ANC) IST - ANC
  2. Take the bus from Anchorage Airport to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels

$514 - $948

Bus to Kutahya, fly to Fairbanks  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Seymen
  2. Fly from Kutahya (KZR) to Fairbanks (FAI) KZR - FAI

$383 - $713

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in North Pole is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in North Pole is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to North Pole is to ferry and fly which costs 2.200 ₺ - 4.400 ₺ and takes 42h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to North Pole is to fly which costs 2.900 ₺ - 6.000 ₺ and takes 20h 26m.

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The distance between Istanbul and North Pole is 5156 miles.

It takes approximately 20h 26m to get from Istanbul to North Pole, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Fairbanks Airport. The quickest flight takes 23h 4m and has two stopovers.

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North Pole is 11h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:39 PM in Istanbul and 4:39 AM in North Pole.

Eurowings, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Condor Flugdienst and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Fairbanks Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in North Pole. Prices start at $100 USD 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 North Pole.
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  • Distance: 5156.2 miles
  • Duration: 20h 26m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and North Pole, AK, USA?

Lufthansa, Eurowings and three other airlines fly from Istanbul to North Pole once daily.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Istanbul to Fairbanks via Frankfurt, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
17h 4m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $700
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Fairbanks via Frankfurt, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
35h 59m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Fairbanks via Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
36h 14m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Kutahya to Fairbanks via Istanbul, Frankfurt, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
41h 9m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Ravn
Website
ravnalaska.com
Flights from Istanbul to Fairbanks via Frankfurt, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $800
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Fairbanks via Sarajevo, Frankfurt, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
37h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Fairbanks via Belgrade, Frankfurt, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
38h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to Anchorage via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Istanbul to Anchorage via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $900
Bus operators
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Anchorage Airport to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
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alaskashuttle.com
Tour
$315
Shuttle
$80 - $120
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Seymen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
MetroTurizm
Ferry operators

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