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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
21%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1338
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$1338
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Ataturk & other airports

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Ataturk & other airports was found 90 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 25% cheaper 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 San Francisco to Istanbul Ataturk & other airports Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Ataturk & other airports take?
An average nonstop flight takes 15h 00m, covering a distance of 6710 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Istanbul Ataturk & other airports?
There are 14 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Istanbul Ataturk & other airports per week, averaging 2 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Ataturk & other airports?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($677), Multiple Airlines ($790) and KLM ($791).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Istanbul Ataturk & other airports?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Istanbul Ataturk & other airports?
Turkish Airlines (1 times daily), Pakistan Intl Air (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Istanbul Ataturk & other airports?
For San Francisco to Istanbul Ataturk & other airports, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Istanbul Ataturk & other airports back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Ataturk & other airports (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$677
only
$677
Destination
Istanbul
$677
only
$677
Mon, Feb 12
SFO
IST
58h 01m
Fri, Feb 16
IST
SFO
25h 15m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 27
SFO
IST
22h 43m
Mon, Jan 22
IST
SFO
29h 25m
Trip: 27 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jan 22
SFO
IST
18h 45m
Wed, Feb 14
IST
SFO
29h 25m
Trip: 24 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1468 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.5
DMM
AMS
Okay 4.0

OLD OLD plane with hard seats and tiny screens

SVO
AMS
Okay 5.2

KLM can't seem to figure out the order of boarding the plane. Should be business - priority - everyone else. Instead they do priority first, and that's usually two-thirds of the passengers. Also, really tired of the fake business class on these flights...

AMS
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved the service...everything was excellent

The bus class seat was a bit narrow at the feet

FCO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam

DMM
AMS
Okay 4.3

staff was fine

old old plane, very uncomfortable. Tiny bad screen made movies pointless

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
IST
15h 00m
Tue, Apr 10
IST
SFO
37h 50m
Trip: 29 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
FAT
DEN
Excellent 8.0

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

Heavy Hispanic woman got ill and I was really worried she might pass away because she kept laying forward asleep or passed out on the back of the seat in front of her. Finally they found a doctor who was bilingual and he took great care of her. So bravo for that UA!

JAX
IAH
Good 7.6

N/A

Seat was really hard and hurt to sit on after the first hour. Even had trouble sleeping it was so bad.

IAH
LAS
Good 7.3

Seat was really hard and hurt to sit on after the first hour. Even had trouble sleeping it was so bad.

SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

DSM
IAH
Excellent 10.0

Boarding seemed smother than usual. I had an issue with a large back pack that wouldn't fit in the overhead due to a smaller plane travelling to Houston from Des Moines, Flight attendant was extremely helpful as it was expensive camera equipment and was able to stow it so that i didn't have to check it at the door. Most appreciated their sensitivity.

Fri, Mar 16
SFO
IST
15h 25m
Sun, Mar 25
IST
SFO
22h 00m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13528 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
DTW
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was quick. Staff and crew were friendly. Everything went well despite the 30 min delay we had on the runway. They gave us snacks and we ended up still arriving on time.

CHA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

On time departure and arrival. The Airbus plane has enough legroom for tall persons.

ATL
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Amazing experience thank you Delta

LGA
CVG
Excellent 8.3

Plane was far too tight. Very uncomfortable for taller individuals.

LAX
GUA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing worst flight I've ever had.

Everything Delta was so poor quality!!! The flight attendants were not helpful.

Sat, Jan 20
SFO
IST
29h 19m
Wed, Feb 14
IST
SFO
22h 00m
Trip: 26 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 23
SFO
IST
30h 29m
Wed, Feb 14
IST
SFO
22h 00m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Nov 24
SFO
IST
15h 20m
Fri, Dec 1
IST
SFO
29h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1468 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.5
JNB
AMS
Excellent 9.6

Comfort economy well worth the extra.

SVO
AMS
Okay 5.2

KLM can't seem to figure out the order of boarding the plane. Should be business - priority - everyone else. Instead they do priority first, and that's usually two-thirds of the passengers. Also, really tired of the fake business class on these flights...

DMM
AMS
Okay 4.0

OLD OLD plane with hard seats and tiny screens

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

DMM
AMS
Okay 4.3

staff was fine

old old plane, very uncomfortable. Tiny bad screen made movies pointless

Tue, Jan 23
SFO
IST
37h 01m
Fri, Feb 16
IST
SFO
25h 15m
Trip: 25 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 12
SFO
IST
15h 00m
Wed, Apr 11
IST
SFO
18h 35m
Trip: 31 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
JAX
IAH
Good 7.6

N/A

Seat was really hard and hurt to sit on after the first hour. Even had trouble sleeping it was so bad.

DEN
LGA
Excellent 8.3

The crew did a good job with the sick woman.

EWR
PBI
Okay 4.6

Arrived on time

Distance between gates

DSM
IAH
Excellent 10.0

Boarding seemed smother than usual. I had an issue with a large back pack that wouldn't fit in the overhead due to a smaller plane travelling to Houston from Des Moines, Flight attendant was extremely helpful as it was expensive camera equipment and was able to stow it so that i didn't have to check it at the door. Most appreciated their sensitivity.

DCA
IAH
Good 7.3

Crew was great and helpful!

Not enough options for people with celiac.

Sat, Mar 17
SFO
IST
15h 25m
Sun, Mar 25
IST
SFO
22h 00m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13528 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
SNA
Excellent 8.0

4 hour flight. Non-eventful except slight turbulence. Good to be home! Thank you!

NA

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Check in was easy through their app. Also very quick lines to drop off bags. Crew was very nice and respectful

Seat are a little bit too close together. But overall very comfortable

DTW
EWR
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was quick. Staff and crew were friendly. Everything went well despite the 30 min delay we had on the runway. They gave us snacks and we ended up still arriving on time.

JFK
JAX
Good 7.6

Delta never used to be my first choice in airlines, but of my recent experience with them has been excellent. The people from the counter to the plane have been professional and courteous. This is why I will fly with them more frequently.

MOB
ATL
Good 6.0

Felt like I was sitting in my neighbors lap!

Sat, Nov 25
SFO
IST
15h 20m
Sat, Dec 9
IST
SFO
29h 25m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1468 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.5
MUC
AMS
Good 7.6

Great food

Sears we're toooo small

AMS
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved the service...everything was excellent

The bus class seat was a bit narrow at the feet

DMM
AMS
Okay 4.3

staff was fine

old old plane, very uncomfortable. Tiny bad screen made movies pointless

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.0

OLD plane without comfort or entertainment

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
IST
15h 00m
Wed, Apr 11
IST
SFO
18h 35m
Trip: 30 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
SAN
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was very easy , no long line , trip was on time .

DSM
IAH
Excellent 10.0

Boarding seemed smother than usual. I had an issue with a large back pack that wouldn't fit in the overhead due to a smaller plane travelling to Houston from Des Moines, Flight attendant was extremely helpful as it was expensive camera equipment and was able to stow it so that i didn't have to check it at the door. Most appreciated their sensitivity.

EWR
NRT
Mediocre 3.6

There was a flight attendant who was a little rude.

JAX
IAH
Good 7.6

N/A

Seat was really hard and hurt to sit on after the first hour. Even had trouble sleeping it was so bad.

DEN
LGA
Excellent 8.3

The crew did a good job with the sick woman.

Sun, Mar 18
SFO
IST
15h 25m
Sun, Mar 25
IST
SFO
22h 00m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13528 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
MOB
ATL
Good 6.0

Felt like I was sitting in my neighbors lap!

ATL
SNA
Excellent 8.0

4 hour flight. Non-eventful except slight turbulence. Good to be home! Thank you!

NA

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Check in was easy through their app. Also very quick lines to drop off bags. Crew was very nice and respectful

Seat are a little bit too close together. But overall very comfortable

JFK
JAX
Good 7.6

Delta never used to be my first choice in airlines, but of my recent experience with them has been excellent. The people from the counter to the plane have been professional and courteous. This is why I will fly with them more frequently.

LAX
GUA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing worst flight I've ever had.

Everything Delta was so poor quality!!! The flight attendants were not helpful.

Sat, Jan 20
SFO
IST
29h 19m
Mon, Feb 12
IST
SFO
35h 10m
Trip: 24 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Nov 29
SFO
IST
18h 40m
Thu, Dec 7
IST
SFO
29h 25m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1468 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.5
ATL
CLE
Okay 4.0

OLD plane without comfort or entertainment

DMM
AMS
Okay 4.3

staff was fine

old old plane, very uncomfortable. Tiny bad screen made movies pointless

FCO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Flight crew was pleasant and attentive. Seats were comfortable for economy as well. We were allowed to check in extra baggage for free at check in which really helped since we would be catching a connecting flight in Amsterdam

AMS
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved the service...everything was excellent

The bus class seat was a bit narrow at the feet

SVO
AMS
Okay 5.2

KLM can't seem to figure out the order of boarding the plane. Should be business - priority - everyone else. Instead they do priority first, and that's usually two-thirds of the passengers. Also, really tired of the fake business class on these flights...

Sun, Mar 11
SFO
IST
29h 30m
Tue, Apr 10
IST
SFO
33h 25m
Trip: 30 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 51141 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SJC
EWR
Mediocre 3.6

Arrived on time

Narrow seat

NRT
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and food were great. Flight was smooth and a lot of leg room. Will definitely fly again.

DCA
IAH
Good 7.3

Crew was great and helpful!

Not enough options for people with celiac.

IAH
LAS
Good 7.3

Seat was really hard and hurt to sit on after the first hour. Even had trouble sleeping it was so bad.

EWR
NRT
Mediocre 3.6

There was a flight attendant who was a little rude.

Mon, Mar 19
SFO
IST
15h 25m
Sun, Mar 25
IST
SFO
22h 00m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 13528 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
YUL
ATL
Good 6.0

Fligth were on time

My flight from Montreal to Atlanta was 2:30 min Left at 6:10 arrive at 8:30 roughly Tried twice to get to my connection earlier and get 9:30 instead of 12:09 fligth to Daytona Delta was not flexible to allow me to book saying i did not have 55 min in between fligth which i had than lear n it will cost $75.00 to change the fligth - What? Very disappointed of Delta - lost 3 hrs at the airport today

JFK
JAX
Good 7.6

Delta never used to be my first choice in airlines, but of my recent experience with them has been excellent. The people from the counter to the plane have been professional and courteous. This is why I will fly with them more frequently.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Check in was easy through their app. Also very quick lines to drop off bags. Crew was very nice and respectful

Seat are a little bit too close together. But overall very comfortable

ATL
MCO
Excellent 10.0

Amazing experience thank you Delta

LAX
GUA
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing worst flight I've ever had.

Everything Delta was so poor quality!!! The flight attendants were not helpful.

Tue, Jan 23
SFO
IST
30h 29m
Mon, Feb 12
IST
SFO
35h 10m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Dec 3
SFO
IST
15h 20m
Sun, Dec 10
IST
SFO
29h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1468 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.5
AMS
IAH
Good 7.3

Per usual, KLM can't seem to figure out the order of boarding the plane. Should be business - priority - everyone else. Instead they do priority first, and that's usually two-thirds of the passengers. Strange choice of in-flight movies; no accounting for taste, I guess.

ATL
CLE
Okay 4.6

old plane, tight and uncomfortable

DMM
AMS
Okay 4.3

staff was fine

old old plane, very uncomfortable. Tiny bad screen made movies pointless

AMS
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Loved the service...everything was excellent

The bus class seat was a bit narrow at the feet

JNB
AMS
Excellent 9.6

Comfort economy well worth the extra.

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