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Cheapest Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Istanbul (IST)

One-way flights were as low as AU$783 and round trip flights were AU$1,257 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.


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Traveling FromTullamarine
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA CodeMEL
Traveling ToIstanbul
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA CodeIST
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time hours mins
Direct Flight Time hours mins
Flight PriceAU$1,257

FAQs about flights from Tullamarine (MEL) to Istanbul (IST)

How long is the flight from Tullamarine Airport to Istanbul Airport?

With the trip between Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) and Istanbul Airport (ISL) taking approximately 19 hours and 2 minutes, it's a lengthy stint. Take a good book or load your phone up with podcasts to ward off that boredom.

Tullamarine Airport to Istanbul Airport Flying Tips

How to survive a long flight:

  • Drink heaps of water before and during your time in the air. Another clever idea is to set your internal clock to your destination's time by changing your eating and sleeping patterns days before you board. Even small changes can make a noticeable difference.
  • A smart seat choice can make or break a long flight. Often, it's one part luck and two parts clever planning. For your best chance at peace and quiet, take a seat toward the back of the cabin near a window. If you plan to wander around a lot, choose an aisle or emergency exit seat so you can get in and out without having to ask your neighbours to move.
  • Although the quality of airline food has made giant strides in recent years, it'd be a wise idea to bring along a few tasty snacks. They'll keep your stomach from complaining if the food on board doesn't live up to expectations.
  • After you've seen all the in-flight movies, quietly giggled at your neighbour's weird eating habits and browsed the in-flight magazine for the umpteenth time, you'll need something more to keep you occupied. Colouring books, podcasts and puzzles are all great ideas.
  • How much you sleep on board will depend on how comfy you can get. A proper neck pillow, noise-cancelling headphones and a warm jumper will go a long way in helping you rack up a decent amount of shut-eye.

What to wear on a long flight:

  • Go for only comfortable clothing. Dressing in layers makes the most sense while you're on the move. A flat pair of slightly roomy shoes is also wise as you can expect your feet and ankles to swell a little due to the pressure inside the cabin.
  • Staying still in your seat can leave you with cramped, stiff legs. However in a worst-case scenario, it can cause dangerous blood clots. Moving around the cabin and performing exercises while you're sitting down as well as pulling on a good quality pair of compression socks can help ward off deep vein thrombosis.

Q: Can you take food on international flights?

  • If your mum dropped you off at the airport with a supply of homemade chocolate chip muffins, you can take them on the plane. When you're bringing food, remember to heed liquid and gel restrictions and be mindful of your fellow passengers' nostrils.
Address:
Istanbul
Turkey
IATA Code:
IST
Longitude:
28.741944
Latitude:
41.260278
Time Zone:
Europe/Istanbul
Address:
Melbourne VIC
Australia
IATA Code:
MEL
Longitude:
144.843013
Latitude:
-37.673295
Time Zone:
Australia/Sydney

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Epic Hotels near Istanbul

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE Get Rates
Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020
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YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
     
    2.0 of 5
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Poor value for money using their monopoly at the airport and the fact that the city is 50km away. Clean and compact. No breakfast. Restaurant overpriced.

    YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE Get Rates
    YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

    YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

    Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
    YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Arnavutkoy, this hotel is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Belgrad Forest and within 20 miles (32 km) of Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre and Eyup Sultan Mosque are also within 25 miles (40 km).

      Ambassador Spa & Beauty Airport Lounge Get Rates
      Ambassador Spa & Beauty Airport Lounge

      Ambassador Spa & Beauty Airport Lounge

      Tayakadin Mah. Istanbul Havalimani, Transit Area 1 H Floor No 660 414, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
      Ambassador Spa & Beauty Airport Lounge
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Arnavutkoy, this spa hotel is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Belgrad Forest and within 20 miles (32 km) of Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Trump Towers Istanbul and Istanbul Sapphire are also within 25 miles (40 km).

        Menalo Suites Garden Istanbul Airport Get Rates
        Menalo Suites Garden Istanbul Airport

        Menalo Suites Garden Istanbul Airport

        Dr. Hilmi Demirci Cd. No 32, ARNAVUTKÖY, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
        Menalo Suites Garden Istanbul Airport
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Belgrad Forest, Durusu Park and Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium. Ataturk Olympic Stadium and Midwood İstanbul Film Studio Complex are also within 20 miles (32 km).

          Hotels in Nearby Istanbul

          YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE Get Rates
          Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020
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          YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

          YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

          Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
          YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
             
            2.0 of 5
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Poor value for money using their monopoly at the airport and the fact that the city is 50km away. Clean and compact. No breakfast. Restaurant overpriced.

            YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE Get Rates
            YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

            YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

            Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
            YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Arnavutkoy, this hotel is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Belgrad Forest and within 20 miles (32 km) of Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre and Eyup Sultan Mosque are also within 25 miles (40 km).

              Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center AU$164
              Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2019
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              Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

              Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

              Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
              Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Location great, quite and good quality hotel. I suggest the outdoor pool should be free to quests as the indoor pool. Personnel exceptionally good

                Mercure Istanbul Taksim Get Rates
                Mercure Istanbul Taksim

                Mercure Istanbul Taksim

                Omer Avni Mah Inonu Caddesi, No 42 Gumussuyu Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
                Mercure Istanbul Taksim
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Taksim, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taksim Square and City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center. Bomontiada and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Kabatas Station is 6 minutes by foot and Taksim Station is 8 minutes.

                  Low Priced Istanbul Hotels

                  Hotel Amira Istanbul Get Rates
                  Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2019
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                  Hotel Amira Istanbul

                  Hotel Amira Istanbul

                  Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Mustafa, Pasa Sokak No: 79 Sultahnamet, Istanbul, Istanbul
                  Hotel Amira Istanbul
                     
                    4.2 of 5
                    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    The staff were amazing! There service was second to none, helpful is showing us the places to go and see. Roof top terrace looked spectacular at sunset

                    Arena Hotel - Special Class AU$151
                    Reviewed on 23 Apr. 2019
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                    Arena Hotel - Special Class

                    Arena Hotel - Special Class

                    Kucukayasofya Mah., Sehit Mehmet Pasa yokusu, Istanbul, Istanbul
                    Arena Hotel - Special Class
                       
                      4.0 of 5
                      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      This is a wonderful old-school hotel in a lovely, quiet, convenient part of Sultanahmet. The staff were all professional, attentive and competent. Special standouts included Errol and Eileen in the dining room. They were absolutely amazing, remembered our names and all our likes and dislikes, right ...

                      Grand Hotel Palmiye AU$40
                      Grand Hotel Palmiye

                      Grand Hotel Palmiye

                      Istiklal Cad Imam Adnan Sok. No:16, Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul
                      Grand Hotel Palmiye
                         
                        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                        Located in Taksim, this hotel is steps away from Demiroren Istiklal and Istiklal Avenue. Taksim Square and Pera Museum are also within 10 minutes. Taksim Station is 7 minutes by foot and Findikli Station is 13 minutes.

                        Antique Hostel & Guesthouse AU$63
                        Antique Hostel & Guesthouse

                        Antique Hostel & Guesthouse

                        Kutlugun Sokak No:51 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
                        Antique Hostel & Guesthouse
                           
                          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                          Located in Sultanahmet, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sultanahmet Square, Arasta Bazaar and Hagia Sophia. Basilica Cistern and Gulhane Park are also within 10 minutes. Istanbul Cankurtaran Station is only a 4-minute walk and Sultanahmet Station is 6 minutes.

                          Luxury Hotels near Istanbul

                          The House Hotel Karakoy AU$188
                          Reviewed on 27 Apr. 2019
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                          The House Hotel Karakoy

                          The House Hotel Karakoy

                          Emek yemez mh. Bankalar cd. No 5, Istanbul, Istanbul
                          The House Hotel Karakoy
                             
                            4.7 of 5
                            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                            Incredibly helpful and polite staff. Not like the standard hotel staff. A more friendly and personable approach which I liked

                            Rixos Pera Istanbul AU$196
                            Rixos Pera Istanbul

                            Rixos Pera Istanbul

                            Kamerhatun Mah.Mesrutiyet Cad.No 44, Tepebasi Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul
                            Rixos Pera Istanbul
                               
                              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                              Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pera Museum, Istanbul Modern Art Museum and Demiroren Istiklal. Museum of Innocence and Taksim Square are also within 15 minutes. Tunel Square Station is 9 minutes by foot and Taksim Station is 14 minutes.

                              CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul AU$198
                              CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul

                              CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul

                              Gümüssuyu Mah. Inönü Cad. No:8, Istanbul, Istanbul
                              CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul
                                 
                                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, within a 5-minute walk of Ataturk Cultural Center and Taksim Square. Dolmabahce Palace and Istiklal Avenue are also within 1 mile (2 km). Taksim Station is only a 3-minute walk and Findikli Station is 7 minutes.

                                Tomtom Suites AU$228
                                Tomtom Suites

                                Tomtom Suites

                                Bogazkesen Cad.Tomtom Kaptan Sokak 18, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
                                Tomtom Suites
                                   
                                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of French Street, Pera Museum, and Istiklal Avenue. Galata Tower and Taksim Square are also within 15 minutes. Tophane Station is 6 minutes by foot and Tunel Square Station is 9 minutes.

                                  Family Friendly Hotels in Istanbul

                                  Basileus Hotel AU$106
                                  Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2019
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                                  Basileus Hotel

                                  Basileus Hotel

                                  Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa, Sk. No: 1, Istanbul, Istanbul
                                  Basileus Hotel
                                     
                                    4.5 of 5
                                    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                    breakfast was really good. hotel staff were very helpful and friendly.

                                    Hotel Amira Istanbul Get Rates
                                    Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2019
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                                    Hotel Amira Istanbul

                                    Hotel Amira Istanbul

                                    Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Mustafa, Pasa Sokak No: 79 Sultahnamet, Istanbul, Istanbul
                                    Hotel Amira Istanbul
                                       
                                      4.2 of 5
                                      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      The staff were amazing! There service was second to none, helpful is showing us the places to go and see. Roof top terrace looked spectacular at sunset

                                      GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa AU$424
                                      Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2017
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                                      GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa

                                      GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa

                                      Akbiyik Cad No 46, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Istanbul
                                      GLK PREMIER Regency Suites & Spa
                                         
                                        5.0 of 5
                                        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        Magnificent environment combined with royal staff treatments made us feel welcomed. The Regency is close to all historical sites and within walking distances saved us lots of travelling fares. We highly appreciates &recommend .

                                        GLK PREMIER Sea Mansion Suites & Spa AU$248
                                        Reviewed on 16 Dec. 2017
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                                        GLK PREMIER Sea Mansion Suites & Spa

                                        GLK PREMIER Sea Mansion Suites & Spa

                                        Kucukayasofya Mh Mustafapasa Sk No 9, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
                                        GLK PREMIER Sea Mansion Suites & Spa
                                           
                                          5.0 of 5
                                          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          The hotel was very comfortable and run very professionally, staff were so kind and helpfull in every way. I couldnt find a fault with the staff or their services. I definitely would recommend this place to my family and friends.


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