# How far is Istanbul from Riyadh?

The distance between Riyadh (King Khalid International Airport) and Istanbul (Istanbul Airport) is 1526 miles / 2455 kilometers / 1326 nautical miles.

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

1526
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2455
Kilometers
1326
Nautical miles
3 h 23 min
181 kg

## Distance from Riyadh to Istanbul

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

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?

The estimated flight time from King Khalid International Airport to Istanbul Airport is 3 hours and 23 minutes.

## 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, and 181 kilograms equals 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

See the map of the shortest flight path between King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and Istanbul Airport (IST).

## Airport information

Origin King Khalid International Airport