|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 1186||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 866||From Toronto to Istanbul|
C$ 1089 - C$ 1958
9 - 29 °C
25 - 102 mm
The country that straddles two continents, Turkey is an exciting mix of Asia and Europe. It is rapidly becoming the destination of choice for tourists looking for a holiday that combines ancient cities and cultures with warm beaches and beautiful landscapes.
Istanbul, is the arrival point for most flights to Turkey, and an unmissable stop for all travellers. The city has been a world capital for three empires and its buildings and people are captivating. On the coast, Bodrum, is a package capital favorite for European holidaymakers who flock from cheap flights to Turkey to the resorts around this city. A nearby day trip away are the stunning ruins of the Roman city of Ephesus, an entire city laid out with roads, houses and an amphitheatre. At Cappadocia is a bizarre moonscape of “fairy chimneys” that once were home to Hittites, Romans and Christians.
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When travelling to Turkey from Canada, the flight length can vary based on your city of origin and other factors. The shortest flight time for those who are travelling from Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto to Istanbul is 9h 40m. The longest flight time is 38h and 25m. When travelling from Vancouver Airport to Istanbul, the fastest flight time is 16h and 40 m. The longest flight time from Vancouver is 34h and 5m. The city of origin plays a large role in the flight time, as do the number of stopovers and the length of those stopovers.
Even though there is quite a great distance from Canada to Turkey, there are direct flights available when you are travelling through Toronto. Turkish Airlines offers a direct flight. Other airlines flying out of Toronto have a number of one-stop options available. including Lufthansa, which has a single layover in Frankfurt for 1h 40m. You will also find many options for Turkey flight deals that will have just a single stopover out of Vancouver. Those who are travelling from Vancouver will find Turkish Airlines flights that have a single stopover in Toronto, for example.
Turkey has a number of domestic air travel options available for you if you want to go from city to city quickly. Some of the airlines include Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, Sun Express, and Pegasus. travelling by train is possible, as well, and they are operated by Turkish State Railways. You can find a number of types of trains available including high-speed trains that operate between Istanbul, Konya, Ankara, and Eskisehir. Public transportation is available in the major cities and tourist destinations, and visitors can also find car rentals if you want to drive yourself.
Those who choose to spend time exploring Turkey will find quite a few different types of attractions and activities to enjoy. The country has beautiful architecture, such as Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, both of which are located in Istanbul. You might want to head to Cappadocia to find caves and underground cities or visit the historical Ephesus. Of course, Turkey is also known for having beautiful beaches. Some of the beaches you might want to visit while you are on vacation include Kabak, Hisoranu Bay, Amos, and Butterfly Valley. Plenty of options are available for those who want to enjoy Turkish cuisine, as well.
If you are going to be heading to Turkey from Canada, you need to have a passport, as well as a visa. The passport needs to be valid for at least 60 days after the end of your visa or visa exemption period.
Turkey has extremely hot and dry summers, followed by rain-filled winters.
Search for cheap flights to Turkey in the spring and fall. Istanbul is most favourable between April and June and in September and October, when there are less tourists and the temperature is a little cooler. The Marmara (Bodrum), Aegean (Ephesus) and Mediterranean coasts have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Central Anatolia (Cappadocia) has hot, dry summers and cold winters, while Eastern Anatolia (Nemrut) has mild summers and long snowy cold winters.
The winters in Turkey are harsh and the country doesn’t really have a winter tourist season. While cheap flights to Turkey and cheaper accommodation are likely during this time, the weather will play a significant part in your travel plans.
It is easy to fly round Turkey and there are plenty of domestic Turkish flights. Turkish Airlines links all the major cities, and low-cost airlines Onur Air and Atlasjet are also options. Cyprus Turkish Airlines offer domestic Turkey flights from Istanbul to Ercan, Ankara, Adana, Antalya, Dalaman and Izmir.
Renting a car in Turkey is not cheap, but buses offer a good, regular and cheap service. Dolmuses (shared taxis) are a good option for short trips. They are inexpensive and sociable. The destination is written on the front of the vehicle, and fares are posted usually above the driver’s head. Travelling this way can be be tricky if you’ve got a lot of luggage however and they tend to stop running in the early evening.
Trains too can be good value. Car ferries are popular and can save lots of driving time. Tourist destinations are well-served. The Fez Bus is a long-distance hop-on, hop-off service which travels to the major tourist spots of western Turkey.