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How long does a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen take?
An average nonstop flight takes 17h 55m, covering a distance of 6725 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($723), Alitalia ($1191) and Emirates ($1634).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen?
For San Francisco to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$723
only
$723
Destination
Istanbul
$723
only
$723
Thu, Mar 8
SFO
SAW
20h 20m
Fri, Mar 16
SAW
SFO
19h 35m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Aug 21
SFO
SAW
26h 05m
Thu, Sep 13
SAW
SFO
34h 35m
$1191
Trip: 24 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 882 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
6.8
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.3
VCE
FCO
Okay 5.0

Nothing about check-in and boarding.

Check-in was a zoo. The agents were more interested in gossiping and were constantly on the phone or running in and out of their stations. It took nearly an hour to get through the 10 people ahead of us. And then we were told that my 1 bag would cost $53 to check-in and that I would have to go to another counter in a far away part of the airport to pay...and we had 20 minutes before boarding. Afger running to the cashier, we were told that she had no time and that we should go back to the agent to pay! We ran back and paid, then went to look for our gate. It was finally listed as Gate 12. We got though security ok and got into the line for Gate 12. It was more like a scrum tan a line. Nobod seemed to be doing anything when all at once we saw people boarding. We went to the gate but were told that our flight was boarding at Gate 10!!! WTF??? Gate 12 listed our flight number and Gate 10 listed another flight, but we did as were told and boarded via Gate 10. None of other passengers knew what the hell was going on but we all made it to Rome along with our baggage. We will NEVER fly Alitalia again.

FCO
MEX
Good 7.3

Confortable space, great food taste,

When we asked for the late food service, they told us they did not have any more left. We ask them to look for anything left and after hour the food still not arrived.

AMS
FCO
Excellent 9.6

Easy boarding on time nice crew

FLR
FCO
Excellent 10.0

They had drinks

FCO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Alitalia gets a bad rap, but I thought this flight was excellent, and a comfortably way to travel the 13 hour flight from Rome to Los Angeles. Cabins recently refurbished on 777 thanks to Etihad Airways investment. Food, and plenty of it, was excellent. Wide selection of wines. Choice between freshly made American coffee or Espresso (from Lavazza). Lie flat seats are way more comfortable than KLM. Esoteric selection of documentaries and Italian movies. Leather seats and color scheme is elegant. Also, business class lounge (Alitalia House) at Rome Fiumincino serves delicious freshly cut Italian cold cuts, cheeses, pastrries, and has an actual barista vs a machine. You don't get the sense that they are cutting corners, which is probably why the airline keeps losing money, but that is to the benefit of the traveler (for now). Service friendly. For nonstop to this part of Europe, or for connections to Southern Europe, it may be my number one Skyteam choice.

Check in is extremely unorganized and long lines at Sky Priority, but someone finally directed me to the VIP check in in the back, which you can use if you are flying Business Class or have Elite status. This was not indicated anywhere, though, so make sure you ask or look for it if there is a long line at check in. Then, the gate is very, very far. Not sure why they had me check in at Terminal 1 as the gate is in Terminal 3. Make sure to allow for plenty of time, and maybe see if it's possible to check in at Terminal 3, which may well save time. But for a 14-hour flight in total comfort, the trade off was worth it.

Mon, Apr 16
SFO
SAW
25h 00m
Mon, Apr 23
SAW
SFO
31h 55m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jul 7
SFO
SAW
35h 00m
Sat, Jul 28
SAW
SFO
32h 25m
$1634
Trip: 22 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 10693 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
ATH
EWR
Excellent 8.6

Better food than out of Newark. Crew helpful as always.

Legroom is poor but unlike the Newark-Athens leg, I was able to get an aisle seat that allowed me to stretch a bit. Choice of English language movies is poor. Depending on the price I would still prefer the Delta non stop flight from US to Greece because of the movie choices and ease of use of remote control.

AMD
DXB
Excellent 9.3

Everything was perfect

I ordered regular vegetarian meal and they served me Vegan meal! Also my flight from Chicago to Dubai on January 30 they didn’t offer me vegetarian meal coz they said I Didn’t select meal and they said they didn’t have extra Vegetarian meal!

AKL
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Consistently good service from emirates crew

Too much meat in the dining options Boarding was slow

MAA
DXB
Okay 4.0

luggage did not make connecting flight from dubai to jfk, inspite of pilot telling us 1 hour or so delay was waiting for luggage. at jfk was told can get same night if want to. this proved futile . spent hours at JFk waiting and talking to Emirates. spoke with multiple agents including Luz, sarah, etc. finally around 12 midnight was told customs would not release till next day. but promised to get it to us by 12noon next day (flying to wyoming next day at 330 pm) . this did not happen. again multiple phone calls and promises , failed. Kiamaria even got text of address in WY where 2 suitcases should have gone. All 4 suitcases were sent to NJ and arrived at 9pm. more phone calls. this time Rachel helped with fedex labels unfortunately more problems as fedex said no barcode and we had to go to fedex office and finally they took care of it so many hours wasted, not to mention the anxiety and frustratioon How are you going to reimburse all this ????

DXB
CPT
Excellent 9.3

Lovely flight crew and great film selection

Would have liked more healthy food options d

Thu, Apr 19
SFO
SAW
20h 05m
Sun, Apr 29
SAW
SFO
35h 05m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 16
SFO
SAW
23h 05m
Wed, May 30
SAW
SFO
39h 35m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 17
SFO
SAW
35h 55m
Tue, Feb 20
SAW
SFO
39h 55m
$1900
Trip: 4 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7192 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.9
DOH
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

They cancelled my trip

MAA
DOH
Good 6.0

The food options was bad...during my trip asked for certain meal they claim that they are out of it. I also did not like how they check you into room in Doha & Chennai way before boarding time that time could have used for shopping instead of sitting in the room.

ATL
DOH
Excellent 8.3

Crew

Very old flight

DOH
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Staff was outstanding

N/A

PHL
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Staff was outstanding

N/A

Thu, Mar 22
SFO
SAW
20h 20m
Thu, Apr 12
SAW
SFO
29h 40m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Aug 21
SFO
SAW
21h 00m
Thu, Sep 13
SAW
SFO
34h 35m
$1195
Trip: 24 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 882 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
6.8
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
5.9
Food
6.3
FLR
FCO
Excellent 10.0

They had drinks

FCO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Alitalia gets a bad rap, but I thought this flight was excellent, and a comfortably way to travel the 13 hour flight from Rome to Los Angeles. Cabins recently refurbished on 777 thanks to Etihad Airways investment. Food, and plenty of it, was excellent. Wide selection of wines. Choice between freshly made American coffee or Espresso (from Lavazza). Lie flat seats are way more comfortable than KLM. Esoteric selection of documentaries and Italian movies. Leather seats and color scheme is elegant. Also, business class lounge (Alitalia House) at Rome Fiumincino serves delicious freshly cut Italian cold cuts, cheeses, pastrries, and has an actual barista vs a machine. You don't get the sense that they are cutting corners, which is probably why the airline keeps losing money, but that is to the benefit of the traveler (for now). Service friendly. For nonstop to this part of Europe, or for connections to Southern Europe, it may be my number one Skyteam choice.

Check in is extremely unorganized and long lines at Sky Priority, but someone finally directed me to the VIP check in in the back, which you can use if you are flying Business Class or have Elite status. This was not indicated anywhere, though, so make sure you ask or look for it if there is a long line at check in. Then, the gate is very, very far. Not sure why they had me check in at Terminal 1 as the gate is in Terminal 3. Make sure to allow for plenty of time, and maybe see if it's possible to check in at Terminal 3, which may well save time. But for a 14-hour flight in total comfort, the trade off was worth it.

CDG
FCO
Excellent 10.0

Efficient!

FCO
MEX
Good 7.3

Confortable space, great food taste,

When we asked for the late food service, they told us they did not have any more left. We ask them to look for anything left and after hour the food still not arrived.

VCE
FCO
Okay 5.0

Nothing about check-in and boarding.

Check-in was a zoo. The agents were more interested in gossiping and were constantly on the phone or running in and out of their stations. It took nearly an hour to get through the 10 people ahead of us. And then we were told that my 1 bag would cost $53 to check-in and that I would have to go to another counter in a far away part of the airport to pay...and we had 20 minutes before boarding. Afger running to the cashier, we were told that she had no time and that we should go back to the agent to pay! We ran back and paid, then went to look for our gate. It was finally listed as Gate 12. We got though security ok and got into the line for Gate 12. It was more like a scrum tan a line. Nobod seemed to be doing anything when all at once we saw people boarding. We went to the gate but were told that our flight was boarding at Gate 10!!! WTF??? Gate 12 listed our flight number and Gate 10 listed another flight, but we did as were told and boarded via Gate 10. None of other passengers knew what the hell was going on but we all made it to Rome along with our baggage. We will NEVER fly Alitalia again.

Sun, May 20
SFO
SAW
17h 55m
Sun, May 27
SAW
SFO
17h 40m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Mar 17
SFO
SAW
21h 50m
Sat, Mar 24
SAW
SFO
35h 57m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 13
SFO
SAW
24h 55m
Fri, Jun 22
SAW
SFO
17h 40m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jun 14
SFO
SAW
48h 40m
Sun, Jul 8
SAW
SFO
38h 18m
$2243
Trip: 25 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7192 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.9
DAR
DOH
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Theyt cancelled my trip

DOH
PHL
Excellent 9.6

The service on board is excellent

Nothing

PHL
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Staff was outstanding

N/A

DEL
DOH
Good 7.3

Good movies, Comfortable seats

Food could be better.

ATL
DOH
Excellent 10.0

If you upgrade...it’s pricey but man doesn’t it look nice. Their regular seats are great. Get an emergency seat. Food isn’t kosher and tastes good. Never one complaint with these guys!

If I had to pick one thing...it’s that their free WiFi is only on select planes...not all. Sorry nothing else to dislike.

Tue, Feb 20
SFO
SAW
20h 20m
Thu, Feb 22
SAW
SFO
22h 20m
$1162
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jul 10
SFO
SAW
37h 45m
Wed, Aug 1
SAW
SFO
38h 35m
$1283
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Aug 24
SFO
SAW
19h 10m
Wed, Aug 29
SAW
SFO
20h 40m
$1295
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jul 23
SFO
SAW
18h 50m
Tue, Aug 14
SAW
SFO
23h 21m
$1346
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jul 1
SFO
SAW
41h 15m
Mon, Jul 23
SAW
SFO
35h 55m
$1603
Trip: 23 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews

San Francisco to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $723
Distance 6725 miles
Airlines Alitalia, Emirates, Qatar Airways
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