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There are 7 ways to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST) by plane, taxi, car ferry, bus, night bus, train 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.

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Fly Tallinn to Istanbul  •  3h 15m

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Istanbul (IST) TLL - IST

500 ₺ - 3.000 ₺

6 alternative options

Fly Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen, taxi  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) TLL - SAW
  2. Take a taxi from Sabiha Gokcen to Istanbul Airport (IST)

721 ₺ - 1.754 ₺

Car ferry to Helsinki, fly to Istanbul  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Istanbul (IST) HEL - IST

986 ₺ - 3.247 ₺

Bus, night bus  •  42h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Vilnius
  2. Take the bus from Vilnius Central Bus Station to Kiev Bus Station
  3. Take the night bus from Kyiv to Istanbul - Aksaray

1.093 ₺ - 1.239 ₺

Night bus, train  •  43h 56m

  1. Take the night bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Riia
  2. Take the train from Riga Pass to Kiev Pass
  3. Take the night bus from Kyiv to Istanbul - Aksaray

1.086 ₺ - 1.532 ₺

Bus, train  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn Central Bus station to Pskov Bus station 989
  2. Take the train from Pskov Pass to Dedovichi
  3. Take the train from Dedovichi to Kishinev Ir
  4. Take the bus from Chişinău station to Istanbul

1.130 ₺ - 1.891 ₺

Drive  •  33h 8m

  1. Drive from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST) 3149.2 km

2.900 ₺ - 4.200 ₺

Tallinn (TLL) to Istanbul (IST) flights

The flight time between Tallinn (TLL) and Istanbul (IST) is around 5h 9m and covers a distance of around 2038 km. The fastest flight normally takes 3h 15m. Services are operated by Turkish Airlines, Belavia Belarusian Airlines, Lufthansa and others. Typically 19 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
5h 9m
Fastest flight journey time:
3h 15m
Flight distance:
2038 km
Flights per week:
19
Cheapest price:
1.739 ₺
Carbon emissions:
413 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
10:45
Last flight departs at:
19:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tallinn (TLL) to Istanbul (IST) flight schedules

Estonia → Turkey
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International entry into Turkey from Estonia

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

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Turkey from Estonia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Estonia
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
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 and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
This applies to arrivals who have visited Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom in the last 14 days

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Rules to follow in Turkey

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Considerations leaving from Estonia

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Turkey from Estonia.

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Istanbul Airport (IST) is 184.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Istanbul Airport (IST) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Istanbul Airport (IST) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 184.

Yes, entry into Estonia from Turkey is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST) is to bus and night bus which costs €120 - €150 and takes 42h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST) is to fly which costs €60 - €340 and takes 3h 15m.

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The distance between Tallinn Airport (TLL) and Istanbul Airport (IST) is 2038 km. The road distance is 3149.2 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST) without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 42h 19m and costs €120 - €150.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Istanbul (IST), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Istanbul Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST) is 3149 km. It takes approximately 33h 8m to drive from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST).

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Scandinavian Airlines, Belavia Belarusian Airlines, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Istanbul Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Istanbul Airport (IST). Prices start at 750 ₺ per night.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST).
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  • Distance: 2037.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Tallinn Airport (TLL), Estonia and Istanbul Airport (IST), Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Istanbul Airport (IST) 3 times a day.

Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Antalya
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.800 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
650 ₺ - 1.600 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
850 ₺ - 2.700 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 ₺ - 2.500 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
1.200 ₺ - 3.900 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 ₺ - 2.900 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Warsaw Chopin, Odesa
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1.000 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 21.000 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Istanbul, Edremit
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
1.300 ₺ - 4.000 ₺
Flights from Tallinn to Sabiha Gokcen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.600 ₺ - 4.600 ₺
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2.100 ₺ - 21.000 ₺
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
1.700 ₺ - 9.500 ₺
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul via Minsk
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.800 ₺ - 7.000 ₺
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Tallinn to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1.900 ₺ - 11.000 ₺
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1.500 ₺ - 8.000 ₺
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Helsinki to Istanbul via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 ₺ - 2.000 ₺
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Riga Pass to Kiev Pass
Ave. Duration
20h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
320 ₺ - 650 ₺
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
320 ₺ - 450 ₺
2nd class
470 ₺ - 650 ₺
1st class
750 ₺ - 1.100 ₺
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Pskov Pass to Dedovichi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
85 ₺ - 140 ₺
Website
http://pass.rzd.ru/main-pass/public/en
3rd Class (Platzcart)
100 ₺ - 140 ₺
2nd Class (Kupé)
85 ₺ - 120 ₺
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Dedovichi to Kishinev
Ave. Duration
33h 26m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
600 ₺ - 850 ₺
Website
railway.md
Bus operators
Ollex
Phone
+370 5 210 4304
Email
info@ollex.lt
Website
ollex.lt
Bus from Vilnius Central Bus Station to Kiev Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 ₺ - 350 ₺
Website
Ollex
Luks Istanbul
Phone
+90544 210 2535
Website
luksistanbul.com
Night bus from Kyiv to Istanbul - Aksaray
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
501 ₺
Schedules at
luksistanbul.com
Avtovokzaly.ru
Phone
8-800-775-45-73
Email
support@avtovokzaly.ru
Website
avtovokzaly.ru
Bus from Tallinn Central Bus station to Pskov Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 ₺ - 180 ₺
Schedules at
avtovokzaly.ru
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Chişinău station to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
240 ₺ - 490 ₺
Schedules at
92.115.181.24
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
180 ₺ - 800 ₺
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
210 ₺ - 700 ₺
Inside cabin
490 ₺ - 650 ₺
Outside cabin
550 ₺ - 800 ₺
Deluxe/Suite
470 ₺ - 650 ₺
Passenger
180 ₺ - 220 ₺
Other operators
Taxi from Sabiha Gokcen to Istanbul Airport (IST)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
290 ₺ - 350 ₺
Merkez Taxi
Phone
+90 216 398 16 63
Emsey Son Durak Taksi
Phone
+90 538 642 77 83

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