COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Learn More.

There is 1 way to get from Istanbul to Svalbard by plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  12h 49m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Longyearbyen (LYR) IST - LYR

$231 - $635

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

There is widespread community transmission globally.
We have received no reports of travel restrictions in Svalbard and Jan Mayen. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Limited international flights leaving Turkey began to resume from August 1.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Turkey

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for Svalbard and Jan Mayen relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in Svalbard and Jan Mayen, please check government recommendations.

Currently, we are unable to provide domestic travel restriction information for travelling within Svalbard and Jan Mayen. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status within Svalbard and Jan Mayen, please check government recommendations.

Last updated: June 16 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Svalbard is to fly which costs 1.600 ₺ - 4.600 ₺ and takes 12h 49m.

More details

The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Svalbard is to fly which takes 12h 49m and costs 1.600 ₺ - 4.600 ₺.

More details

The distance between Istanbul and Svalbard is 4172 km.

It takes approximately 12h 49m to get from Istanbul to Svalbard, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Longyearbyen Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 20m and has one stopover.

Search flights

Svalbard is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 2:25 AM in Istanbul and 1:25 AM in Svalbard.

Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Longyearbyen Airport.

Search flights

There are seven+ hotels available in Svalbard. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from Istanbul to Svalbard.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 4172.4 km
  • Duration: 12h 49m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen?

Turkish Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and four other airlines fly from Istanbul to Longyearbyen hourly.

Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Antalya, Oslo
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Riga, Oslo
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Salzburg, Oslo
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Rome, Oslo
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Belgrade, Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Milan Malpensa, Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Pristina, Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Athens, Oslo
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Budapest, Oslo
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Paris CDG, Oslo
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Dusseldorf, Oslo
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Venice, Oslo
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Dubrovnik, Oslo
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Munich, Oslo
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Frankfurt, Oslo
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Copenhagen, Oslo
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Flights from Istanbul to Longyearbyen via Stockholm, Oslo
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100

Want to know more about travelling around Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.