# How far is Istanbul from Kabul?

The distance between Kabul (Kabul International Airport) and Istanbul (Istanbul Airport) is 2238 miles / 3602 kilometers / 1945 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Kabul (KBL) to Istanbul (IST) is 2952 miles / 4751 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 58 hours 57 minutes.

2238
Miles
3602
Kilometers
1945
Nautical miles
4 h 44 min
1 h 30 min
245 kg

## Distance from Kabul to Istanbul

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Kabul to Istanbul. Here are two standard 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 planet.

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).

## How long does it take to fly from Kabul to Istanbul?

The estimated flight time from Kabul International Airport to Istanbul Airport is 4 hours and 44 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Kabul International Airport (KBL) and Istanbul Airport (IST)

On average, flying from Kabul to Istanbul generates about 245 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 245 kilograms equals 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

See the map of the shortest flight path between Kabul International Airport (KBL) and Istanbul Airport (IST).

## Airport information

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