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There are 2 ways to get from Istanbul to Zakho by plane or car

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 from Istanbul Ataturk, drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Erbil (EBL) IST - EBL
  2. Drive from Erbil to Zakho

1 alternative option

Fly from Sabiha Gokcen, drive  •  9h 14m

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Erbil (EBL) SAW - EBL
  2. Drive from Erbil to Zakho

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iraq

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within Iraq. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Iraq.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Iraq due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Domestic travel is restricted within Iraq due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

International flights leaving Turkey are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

Last updated: June 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Istanbul and Zakho is 1259 km.

It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Istanbul to Zakho, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Erbil Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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AtlasGlobal, Middle East Airlines, Royal Jordanian and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Erbil Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Zakho.
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  • Distance: 1259.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Zakho, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Zakho. However, you can take the taxi to Istanbul Ataturk airport, fly to Erbil, then take the drive to Zakho. Alternatively, you can take the Metro to Taksim, take the walk to Istanbul Taksim Square, take the shuttle to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, take the walk to Sabiha Gokcen airport, fly to Erbil, then take the drive to Zakho.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil via Gaziantep
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Erbil
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Erbil via Gaziantep
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Erbil via Antalya
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil via Najaf
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil via Basra
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Erbil via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Erbil
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Erbil via Antalya
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $260
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Erbil via Ankara
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil via Beirut
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Erbil via Amman
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $400

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