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Distance between Kabul (KBL) and Istanbul (IST)

Flight distance from Kabul to Istanbul (Kabul International Airport – Istanbul Airport) is 2238 miles / 3602 kilometers / 1945 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 4 hours 44 minutes.

Driving distance from Kabul (KBL) to Istanbul (IST) is 2941 miles / 4733 kilometers and travel time by car is about 59 hours 47 minutes.

Kabul – Istanbul

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2238
Miles
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3602
Kilometers
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1945
Nautical miles
Flight time duration
4 h 44 min
Time Difference
1 h 30 min
CO2 emission
245 kg

How far is Istanbul from Kabul?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2237.987 miles
  • 3601.690 kilometers
  • 1944.757 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 2233.064 miles
  • 3593.768 kilometers
  • 1940.480 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Flight Duration

Estimated flight time from Kabul International Airport to Istanbul Airport is 4 hours 44 minutes.

Time difference

The time difference between Kabul and Istanbul is 1 hour 30 minutes. Istanbul is 1 hour 30 minutes behind Kabul.
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Carbon dioxide emissions

On average flying from Kabul to Istanbul generates about 245 kg of CO2 per passenger, 245 kilograms is equal to 540 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Kabul to Istanbul

Shortest flight path between Kabul International Airport (KBL) and Istanbul Airport (IST).

Airport information

Origin Kabul International Airport
City: Kabul
Country: Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan
IATA Code: KBL
ICAO Code: OAKB
Coordinates: 34°33′57″N, 69°12′44″E
Destination Istanbul Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey Flag of Turkey
IATA Code: IST
ICAO Code: LTFM
Coordinates: 41°15′36″N, 28°44′33″E

Airlines flying from Kabul (KBL) to Istanbul (IST)

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