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Distance between Riyadh (RUH) and Istanbul (IST)

Flight distance from Riyadh to Istanbul (King Khalid International Airport – Istanbul Airport) is 1526 miles / 2455 kilometers / 1326 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 3 hours 23 minutes.

Driving distance from Riyadh (RUH) to Istanbul (IST) is 1929 miles / 3105 kilometers and travel time by car is about 33 hours 56 minutes.

Riyadh – Istanbul

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1526
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2455
Kilometers
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1326
Nautical miles

How far is Istanbul from Riyadh?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1525.588 miles
  • 2455.196 kilometers
  • 1325.700 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
  • 1526.249 miles
  • 2456.260 kilometers
  • 1326.274 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 Riyadh to Istanbul?

Estimated flight time from King Khalid International Airport to Istanbul Airport is 3 hours 23 minutes.

What is the time difference between Riyadh and Istanbul?

There is no time difference between Riyadh and Istanbul.

Flight carbon footprint between King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and Istanbul Airport (IST)

On average flying from Riyadh to Istanbul generates about 181 kg of CO2 per passenger, 181 kilograms is equal to 399 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Riyadh to Istanbul

Shortest flight path between King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and Istanbul Airport (IST).

Airport information

Origin King Khalid International Airport
City: Riyadh
Country: Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia
IATA Code: RUH
ICAO Code: OERK
Coordinates: 24°57′27″N, 46°41′55″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 Riyadh (RUH) to Istanbul (IST)

Saudi Arabian Airlines
Turkish Airlines