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Book a flight from Doha to Istanbul with Qatar Airways

With flights from Doha to Istanbul with Qatar Airways treat yourself to a refined flying experience with an award-winning airline that puts the emphasis on passenger comfort and care at every level. Our spacious seating and delicious cuisine, friendly and attentive crew and award-winning service ensure that you reach your destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore one of the world’s most exciting and vibrant cities.

Istanbul famously straddles two continents and has a breathtaking skyline of domes and minarets. From subterranean Byzantine cisterns and the vast covered bazaar to haute couture and chic shopping malls, this is a city that mixes a diverse range of cultural influences. Enjoy lunch overlooking the Bosporus and Sea of Marmara from exotic Topkapi Palace, once home to the sultans. Fly with Qatar Airways to Istanbul for a truly unforgettable business or leisure break.

Doha to Istanbul route guide

  • Flight distance: 1,690 miles (2,720 kilometres)
  • Doha to Istanbul flight time: 4 hours and 50 minutes

 

 

Flying from Doha

From the luxury departure lounge to the oasis-styled exterior complete with gently swaying palm trees, Doha’s brand new Hamad International Airport is the very epitome of modern elegance.

 

Hamad International Airport one of the few Middle Eastern hubs to connect with all six continents, putting it at the very heart of the international transport system.

Transportation and Parking


Short-term parking is available at two sides on either side of the terminal, with the Eastern car park more convenient for Qatar Airways passengers.

 

The bus pavilion is located to the right just outside the entrance to the passenger terminal, and provides regular services into the business and residential centres of Doha.


Chauffeur- driven limousines are available on request, and car rental facilities are also on offer.

Arriving at Hamad International Airport


If you are flying from Doha in First or Business Class with Qatar Airways, the most convenient access to the airport is through Entry Gate 1.  Economy class passengers will find it easiest to enter the departure hall through Entry Gates 2 and 3.

Travel from Doha with Qatar Airways and enjoy our dedicated lounges, such as our Oryx Lounge, or Gold or Silver Lounges for frequent travelers.  Our premium travelers lounge, Al Mourjan, includes its own duty-free shops, private rest areas and showers.

Facilities and amenities


Free Wireless internet access is freely available too throughout the passenger terminal, along many other facilities, such as prayer rooms, children’s play areas, and hotel desks.


The airport offers a wide selection of facilities, including exclusive retail outlets and an international menu of cuisine from Asian and Arabic through to Italian and American. 

 

Arriving in Istanbul

Sitting astride the Bosphorus, the iconic city of Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe both culturally and physically, giving it a unique perspective on both cultures, and a character unlike any other major city.

 

This energetic, frenetic city has been at the very heart of trade between the two continents for thousands of years, and today is just as important strategically, and a natural magnet for tourists looking for a fascinating and unique location.

Book a flight to Istanbul with Qatar Airways and you’ll quickly discover the charm of the city for yourself. From lively markets and souqs to exclusive malls, beautiful mosques and spectacular forts, Istanbul has it all.

Tourist attractions

Istanbul’s myriad of ancient monuments date back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Most, including the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), and Basilica Cistern are clustered around Sultanahmet Square, making a tour of some of the city’s finest attractions easy.

However, it is worth wandering a little further afield, and a stroll across the Golden Horn will bring you to Galata. This district to the north is full of its own attractions, including the Galata Tower, which provides visitors with magnificent panoramic views of the city.

 

If you’re interested in seeing some of the best examples of contemporary Turkish art then head to the Istanbul Modern on the waterfront.

A site of considerable religious importance and the home of another iconic image of Istanbul are the Galata Whirling Dervish Hall of Sufi Mevlevi order; you’ll find this to the north of the Galata Tower.

Travel Considerations


Flights to Istanbul with Qatar Airways land at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Istanbul please check the visa and passport requirements.

 

Useful Info About Doha

 

Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR)

Voltage: 220-240 Volts

Plugs:  type D and G

Language: Arabic

International dialing code: +974

More Information:
Read our Doha Travel Guide


Useful Info About Istanbul

 

Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)

Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz

Plugs: Type C / F

Language: Turkish

International dialing code: +90

More Information: Read our Istanbul Travel Guide

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