Find cheap flights from Almaty to Istanbul from $148

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 11/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
1 adult
0 bags
Sat 10/28
Sat 11/4
Why choose KAYAK

Save 21% or moreCompare multiple travel sites with one search.

Track pricesNot ready to book? Create a price alert for when prices drop.

Filter your dealsChoose cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more.

Bundle and saveSave money when you bundle your flight + hotel.

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Istanbul

These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often in flight searches from Almaty to Istanbul.
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often in flight searches from Almaty to Istanbul.

How much is the cheapest flight from Almaty to Istanbul?

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Almaty to Istanbul that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
1:30 am - 7:30 pmALA-IST
11h 00m1 stop
10:30 am - 9:10 pmIST-ALA
10h 40m1 stop
$260Jazeera Airways
Find Deal
Thu, Oct 12 - Sun, Oct 15
3:30 am - 5:30 pmALA-IST
6h 00mnonstop
7:30 am - 1:00 pmIST-ALA
5h 30mnonstop
$310SCAT Airlines
Find Deal
Sun, Nov 19 - Tue, Nov 28
4:30 am - 5:30 pmALA-IST
6h 00mnonstop
8:30 am - 2:00 pmIST-ALA
5h 30mnonstop
$312SCAT Airlines
Find Deal
Sat, Mar 16 - Sat, Mar 23
3:30 am - 5:30 pmALA-IST
6h 00mnonstop
11:00 am - 7:05 pmIST-ALA
8h 05m1 stop
$329Multiple Airlines
Find Deal
Sun, Nov 19 - Tue, Nov 28
8:35 pm - 3:10 amALA-IST
23h 35m1 stop
10:30 am - 9:10 pmIST-ALA
10h 40m1 stop
$342Multiple Airlines
Find Deal
Wed, Oct 11 - Sun, Oct 15
1:05 pm - 3:20 amALA-IST
6h 15mnonstop
5:20 pm - 10:50 pmIST-ALA
5h 30mnonstop
$352Air Astana
Find Deal
Sat, Jan 13 - Thu, Jan 25
2:40 am - 5:00 pmALA-IST
6h 20mnonstop
8:10 pm - 1:40 amIST-ALA
5h 30mnonstop
$385Turkish Airlines
Find Deal
Sat, Jan 13 - Wed, Jan 24
5:40 am - 8:05 pmALA-IST
6h 25mnonstop
8:10 pm - 1:40 amIST-ALA
5h 30mnonstop
$386Turkish Airlines
Find Deal
Sun, Nov 19 - Mon, Nov 27
8:20 pm - 3:25 amALA-IST
24h 05m1 stop
6:20 pm - 11:50 pmIST-ALA
5h 30mnonstop
$400Air Astana
Find Deal
Fri, Mar 15 - Sat, Mar 23
11:05 pm - 7:05 pmALA-IST
12h 00m2 stops
3:10 pm - 7:05 pmIST-ALA
27h 55m2 stops
$558Pegasus Airlines
Find Deal
Fri, Jan 12 - Thu, Jan 25

Good to know

Low season


High season


Cheapest flight

Best time to beat the crowds with an average 21% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 31% increase in price.
Flight from Almaty to Istanbul

When to book flights from Almaty to Istanbul

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Almaty to Istanbul based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated round-trip price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or round-trips with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.
Average price per month
To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Almaty to Istanbul, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
Flight prices as travel date approaches
To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Almaty to Istanbul, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.

Top tips for finding a cheap flight from ALA to Istanbul

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $243 or less one-way and $668 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Almaty to Istanbul was found 89 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • Morning departure is around 10% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Almaty to Istanbul flights

  • How long does a flight from Almaty to Istanbul take?

    Direct flights take on average 6h 00m to travel the 2,435 miles between Almaty and Istanbul.

  • How many flights are there between Almaty and Istanbul?

    25 direct flights run between Almaty and Istanbul on a daily basis. On average, there are about 178 departures each week.

  • Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Almaty to Istanbul?

    The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on SCAT Airlines ($148) and Jazeera Airways ($166). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Jazeera Airways ($260) and SCAT Airlines ($310).

  • Do I need a passport to fly between Almaty and Istanbul?


  • Which airlines fly most frequently between Almaty and Istanbul?

    The airlines most regularly connecting Almaty to Istanbul are Air Astana (8 flights per day), Turkish Airlines (8 flights per day), and Egypt Air (5 flights per day). However, there are also other airlines serving flights from ALA to Istanbul.

  • What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Almaty to Istanbul?

    If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Istanbul on a Thursday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Tuesday is the most expensive day to fly from Almaty to Istanbul. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Thursday and avoiding Thursdays for the best deals.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Almaty to Istanbul?

    When flying out of Almaty you will be using ALA. You will be landing at Istanbul IST.

  • What’s the earliest departure time from Almaty to Istanbul?

    The earliest flight leaves Almaty at 5:20 am and lands in Istanbul at 8:30 am.

  • What’s the latest departure time from Almaty to Istanbul?

    The last flight leaves Almaty at 6:05 pm and lands in Istanbul at 9:20 pm.

  • Which airlines fly nonstop between Almaty and Istanbul?

    SCAT Airlines, Air Serbia, Air Astana, Egypt Air, and Turkish Airlines operate direct flights from Almaty to Istanbul.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Almaty to Istanbul?

    Only Lufthansa offers inflight Wi-Fi service on the Almaty to Istanbul flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Almaty to Istanbul?

    The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Almaty to Istanbul flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Almaty to Istanbul?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Almaty and Istanbul.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Almaty to Istanbul?

    There are nonstop flights from Almaty to Istanbul on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Almaty to Istanbul, Air Astana or Turkish Airlines?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Almaty to Istanbul are Air Astana and Turkish Airlines. With an average price for the route of $437 and an overall rating of 8.0, Air Astana is the most popular choice. Turkish Airlines is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $433 and an overall rating of 7.9.

  • Which airlines have a flexible cancellation policy for flights from Almaty to Istanbul due to COVID-19?

    Air Astana, Turkish Airlines and Egypt Air have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Almaty to Istanbul. Confirm policies on booking site.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Almaty to Istanbul?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Almaty to Istanbul.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Almaty to Istanbul?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Istanbul from Almaty is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Almaty to Istanbul?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Istanbul with an airline and back to Almaty with another airline. Booking your flights between Almaty and IST can sometimes prove cheaper using this method.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Almaty to Istanbul?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Istanbul from Almaty up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

Top 5 airlines serving from Almaty to Istanbul

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Almaty to Istanbul. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Almaty to Istanbul? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
FlyAristanOverall score based on 4 reviews
Airline reviews

Very quick and convenient. On time and staff very friendly

Very quick and convenient. On time and staff very friendly

Pros: "the crew were great there’s just not a lot of leg room"
Pros: "Crew was very accommodating of my needs."
Cons: "The flight left 2 hours late. This is a problem in the bigger picture of air travel. The process of boarding, the service, and actions of the crew were all great."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, flight was relatively empty so comfortable."
Cons: "The flight was delayed two hours... three and a half separate times. Finally left around 7 hours late."
Pros: "I liked the time and care that they took to help those that needed assistance."
Cons: "In Tbilisi boarding was delayed and there was no information about the delay. The gate wasn’t even announced until the expected boarding time."
Pros: "Crew were super friendly; food was very good - had trouble choosing options. This was in reference to business class."
Cons: "We were on a 757, flying business class. Is not a proper flat bed option; and being 6’4” struggled on finding a position in which I could sleep in."
Pros: "Great service and good food, comfortable seats that reclines to a bed (not quite fully flat). Polite and attentive crew."
Cons: "There was no personal entertainment system nor USB port for charging."
Cons: "Luggage didn’t arrive and it will arrive tomorrow or next day Horrible experience,flight was delayed one hour but they promised my luggage would arrive.Shame on them"
Pros: "Flight was punctual. While the crew did their job, they didn't seem as friendly as usual with Air Astana."
Cons: "The Boeing 757 is a narrow cramped aircraft for such along flight. It would be good to have an aircraft with not so narrow seats, such as the A320 or A321 or B767 on longer routes. No boarding announcement at Almaty - they just opened the door and you had to "know" that it was time to board."
Pros: "The chairs were comfortable and the Chicken dish was delicious."
Cons: "Boarding the plane was hectic and unorganized."
Pros: "The crew was super friendly and the plane itself was nice, but the seats were uncomfortable and there was no inflight entertainment."
Pros: "i like the food and movie choices."
Cons: "Crew was little bit rude. They didn’t help me to find the spot for my carry on luggage."
Pros: "The service, generosity of the crew, the food and the comfort in the cabin ,actually everything in this flight was 5 stars."
Cons: "The seat are not comfortable for a long flight, I felt I was on a city bus it's very cramped and tight and I'm a medium size person, totally not recommended for heavy people"
Pros: "The food and entertainment was good. The crew was very nice."
Pros: "Airplane crew was amazingly friendly and helpful"
Cons: "The customer service in Istanbul airport (for Turkish Airlines) did not speak or understand English at all. She could not give us any helpful information of our flight"
Cons: "small plane, noisy! did not like business class. BUt overall ok"
Cons: "Missed Flight: The flight from Istanbul to Athens was posted as delayed. We were a party of eight and arrived for boarding very close to deadline (minus posted delays) At the boarding gate we were met by six other passengers. The gate was vacant and closed. The real problem happened at the Turkish Airlines desk where we were treated with arrogance, disdain and absolutely no compassion. AS a matter of fact some of the Turkish Airlines staff smiled as they imposed an outrageous fine to purchase tickets to the next flight and continuation of our previous booking. We intend to protest the charges and contact thru many forms of media inform as many fellow travellers of the incident and subsequent treatment by Turkish Airlines. Social media is a powerful tool and although the cards were held in their favor the night of 9-21-17 our protest will not end here. We are fourteen wounded travellers that have agreed to use as many forms of social media as possible to get our message out."
Pros: "Liked the movies and entertainment selections."
Cons: "They didn't have a vegan menu. I had requested vegan and called over the phone a month before my flight and they said they understood. Then on the flight I was told they only do vegetarian which was not good enough. After food was passed out to guests the flight crew dissapeared and never came to collect food trays till about 2 hours after and guests were starting to make a mess leaving food trays on the ground and isles. I had already selected my seat prior to boarding which I paid hundreds of dollars for. Then after boarding the flight crew asked me and the gentleman sitting next to me to move our seats to accomodate for another man that wanted to sit next to his wife. Then I was stuck in a middle seat and I paid for an isle seat. I thought this was rediculous. No one offered me a discount or anything! And the man that wanted to sit next to his wife wouldn't let the plane leave till he was sitting next to his wife. What was I supposed to do? Hold up the plane even longer? This was so crazy!! Outrageous!"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled twice within 24 hours before takeoff. All I got was an email saying it was cancelled and a number where no one could help me. I spent over $40 international calls just to reschedule my flight, only to have to take a $80 cab to the airport to have a human help me. Worst customer service and worst experience. I was trying to get home after a natural disaster struck my hometown and Turkish Airlines actually made that experience even worse. At no point did anyone even apologize for cancelling two of my flights without another option until a full week later. I had to pay to fly myself home from Boston because they were so unhelpful. Would never recommend Turkish Airlines to anyone I know whn traveling internationally."
Pros: "Constant service, food, entertainment."
Cons: "Seat area is too small. No room for legs/feet. Garbage was not picked up."
Pros: "The crew was nice, but the company does not treat passenges as hyumanbs"
Cons: "Have a spare aeroplane to replace the one out of order"
Pros: "The flight changed from original 3:20 to 4:20 which is expected. But then comes 4:30 the boarding gate never opened and nobody from the Airlines was present to ask questions. I tried to go around and ask different employees of the airport and found out that our plane is not leaving due to wind pressure. At the very same time I noticed that the wind wasn’t really that bad and watched other planes took off without any delay or problems. The gate to our flight opened almost 10 am."
Cons: "There should have been announcement for the reason of delay. We he passengers were exhausted but due to the unknown situation, uncertainty and cariocity could not rest or get a little sleep. When arrived at the transit airport, there was no one to explain where to go or what to do about the delay of flights. I went back to the custom police who told me to hurry up because the flight of our final destination is about to take off from the second floor. I rushed to get there and after bouncing around by different windows I was told to go to another security process and read the flight information on the board. I found the board where the name of the city was mentioned but no gate number nor time of flight. Finally after asking questions from different passengers I got on the plane and sat on the seat in a very hot wheather not knowing the time of flight. After half out of exhaustive heat the plane took off. Needless to say, it was a horrible experience."
Pros: "Scat handled our baggage well."
Cons: "The worst part was the surprise layover to refuel. If I had known there was going to be a 2nd layover, I would not have bought these tickets. I also did not appreciate the long wait in the Almaty where the people at the counter told us a few times that we would leave in '30 minutes'. Altogether, we waited for 5 hours."
Pros: "Smooth flight once we got on board. Helpful, attentive flight crew."
Cons: "Again, very poor communications. Although the flight had been delayed by quite a few hours, the departure board never changed from its original times. We never knew if we had time to eat ... or when we were leaving. I wish they had announced our flight in English. We almost missed the flight. This was a stressful layover."
Pros: "Great boarding , on time! Friendly helpful staff . Just really good experience"
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "i tried to cancel. as you can see i booked other tickets from IST to DXB but could not get a refund for these tickets"
Pros: "The crew is good But the seats not comfortable .. it's like minibus .. no range of movement .."
Cons: "Toilet .. seats .. windows.. air conditioning must be stronger .."
Cons: "The seat is not comfortable, too narrow space, can’t adjust a little bit."
Pros: "The crew doesn’t smile! The economy seats are narrow, with the same ticket price I can fly with a plane with infotainment"
Cons: "Though it was a one hour flight At least you could offer passengers water or coffee plus a smile would do make us feel relaxed."
Pros: "Free cup of ice."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. No free WATER! Weight limit is ridiculous for a international flight. I will never travel with Pegasus again! I will try my best to spread the word on this airline."
Cons: "I was traveling with sports equipment and tried to pay for it online. I could not find a place to buy extra lugggage for sports only normal luggage, so I had 20kg. Then I was told at the airport I had to pay 100 chf extra for my surfboard. Don’t make the website difficult to use and then charge me extra. It feels dishonest."
Pros: "Easy check-in with great allowances for hand baggage and checked baggage."
Cons: "Flight was delayed slightly but probably not the fault of the airline."
Pros: "None"
Cons: "This is an international flight and the airline didn't even provide complimentary water or soft drinks"
Pros: "The seats and the food we prepaid were quite good. The staff at the airport were very kind."
Cons: "The flight was delayed more than 1 hour. The gate lounge didn’t had enough chairs for all the passengers. They had any entertainment on board and they make you turn off your mobile phone for take off and landing even if you have airplane mode."

Book cheap flights from Almaty to Istanbul

Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Almaty to Istanbul found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
nonstopSCAT Airlines
6h 00mALA-IST
nonstopSCAT Airlines
6h 00mALA-IST
1 stopJazeera Airways
11h 00mALA-IST
nonstopSCAT Airlines
6h 00mALA-IST
nonstopSCAT Airlines
6h 30mALA-IST
1 stopJazeera Airways
11h 35mALA-IST
1 stopAir Astana
23h 35mALA-IST
nonstopAir Astana
6h 15mALA-IST
nonstopTurkish Airlines
6h 15mALA-IST
2 stopsPegasus Airlines
32h 10mALA-IST

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Last minute flights from Almaty to Istanbul

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Almaty to Istanbul that are departing in the next 10 days.
multi-stopSCAT Airlines
27h 35mALA-IST
multi-stopSCAT Airlines
42h 20mIST-ALA

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Almaty - Istanbul Flights


Almaty (ALA)Kazakhstan


Istanbul (IST)Turkey

Cabin classes:


Browse origins:

  • Flights » 
  • Almaty

Browse destinations:

  • Flights » 
  • Istanbul Airport