Enjoy a visit to Australia’s stunning coastal capital on flights from Istanbul to Melbourne with Qatar Airways, and discover the very best in luxury air travel. Relax in spacious seating, and choose from a selection of premium-quality services and award-winning gourmet cuisine, to make the most of your flight. Let our dedicated cabin crew look after your every need and arrive in Melbourne feeling positively rejuvenated.
Melbourne is a very elegant city, with views across the sea and wide streets lined with stately 19th century buildings. The cultural and social hub of Melbourne is Federation Square, where residents and visitors come to enjoy the café culture in its colourful restaurants and bars. Arts Centre Melbourne is a world-class venue for the performing arts, and you should also visit the National Gallery of Victoria when you come here with Qatar Airways.
Sitting on the crossroads of east and west, Istanbul has always been a major transport and cargo hub. Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues that legacy, welcoming over 51 million passengers in 2013, when it was also awarded Europe's Best Airport in the 40-50 million passenger per year category at the 2013 by Skytrax.
In 2014 the groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new Istanbul New Airport, due to open in 2017. In the meantime, Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues to be a busy air hub, and passengers flying from Istanbul with Qatar Airways will find this a friendly, busy and efficient departure point.
Parking and Transportation
Access to the airport can be via the Metro, taxi, train or, for something a little more unusual, Seabus.
The Istanbul Metro line M1A runs between Yenikapı and the airport, and goes through some major parts of the European side of the city. An airport shuttle bus service runs regularly, as do buses that connect to the whole of the city and outlying locations.
The Seabus ferry service connects the terminal to Bostancı and Kadıköy. Car parking is divided into three zones – red, blue and yellow – and is located directly in front of the main international Terminal 2.
Arriving at Istanbul
Passengers flying from Istanbul with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 2, which is the main international flight terminal.
The ‘Primeclass’ lounge is located one floor below the Food Court and after passport control at the International Terminal Departures Floor.
The SkyTeam Lounge offers exceptional facilities for Elite Plus, First and Business class passengers of SkyTeam Member Airlines.
Facilities and amenities
Wi-Fi is available throughout most public areas, and there are also plenty of terminal points for passengers to plug in laptops or electronic devices.
A good selection of retail outlets and duty-free shops are available, as well as a range of food and drink outlets serving local delicacies and of course the very best Turkish coffee, as well as more substantial meals.
The cultural capital of Australia welcomes visitors from all around the world. Fly to Melbourne with Qatar Airways and find out what a pleasure long-haul travel can be with our award-winning service.
Melbourne’s reputation as a cultural centre is well-earned. Festivals, events and shows bring everything from live theatre to music and art to this thriving city, while a host of attractions keep visitors entertained all year-round.
Flinders Street Railway Station is probably the most recognisable landmark in Melbourne and is a typical example of colonial-era architecture. The main entrance has a cluster of clocks hanging over it, and is a meeting point for locals.
Eureka Tower is the tallest residential building in the Southern Hemisphere. Climb to the top (if you have a head for heights) to get some spectacular panoramic views of Melbourne.
For all the hustle and bustle of everyday Melbourne life, head to the Queen Victoria Market. Huge and colourful, you can get just about anything you want here, including unusual souvenirs and antiques.
Flowing through the heart of the city is the Yarra – known as the "river that flows upside down" because of its brown colour, it’s actually a lot more scenic than it sounds, with some beautiful walks and picnic spots along its banks.
Flights to Melbourne with Qatar Airways land at Melbourne Airport, also referred to as Tullamarine 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 Melbourne please check the visa and passport requirements.
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