I have to get from Avignon, France to Istanbul, Turkey one-way on June 29, 2013, to start a Uni course on the afternoon of June 30. While cost is not absolutely critical, I'd like to do it as economically as possible and start my course feeling reasonably human. I could leave a day earlier if necessary. Because I'll be returning to Oz afterwards, I'll have 1 suitcase and carry-on.
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Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Dep Sat, 29 June 2013 22:30
Istanbul - Sabiha Gökçen Arr Sun, 30 June 2013 02:25
While this is do-able it looks like a real pain in the butt as I will need to get from Avignon to Mulhouse or Basel (presumably by train) earlier in the day. There must be a better way!
If I go this route, how do I get into Istanbul from the Airport and what are my options when I'm there.