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Cheap flight deals to Istanbul

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights 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.
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11:00 pm - 12:05 amEWR-IST
18h 05m1 stop
4:50 am - 9:00 pmIST-EWR
23h 10m2 stops
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11:00 pm - 12:05 amEWR-IST
18h 05m1 stop
4:50 am - 9:00 pmIST-EWR
23h 10m2 stops
ter, set 17 - ter, set 24
5:00 pm - 4:30 pmEWR-IST
16h 30m1 stop
7:25 am - 2:40 pmIST-EWR
15h 15m1 stop
$746Delta
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ter, jul 16 - sex, nov 29
1:00 pm - 4:30 pmEWR-IST
20h 30m2 stops
7:25 am - 2:40 pmIST-EWR
15h 15m1 stop
$751Delta
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ter, jul 16 - sex, nov 29
9:15 pm - 4:45 pmEWR-IST
12h 30m1 stop
8:30 am - 7:20 pmIST-EWR
17h 50m1 stop
$816British Airways
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12:00 pm - 2:50 amJFK-IST
31h 50m1 stop
2:00 pm - 9:00 amIST-JFK
26h 00m1 stop
$819Egypt Air
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qua, mai 1 - seg, mai 20
5:40 pm - 12:30 amEWR-IST
23h 50m1 stop
8:05 am - 2:00 pmIST-EWR
13h 55m1 stop
$825British Airways
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10:55 am - 6:35 pmIAD-IST
24h 40m1 stop
8:05 pm - 8:45 amIST-IAD
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$833Qatar Airways
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12:00 pm - 2:50 amIAD-IST
31h 50m1 stop
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31h 40m1 stop
$849Egypt Air
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Flights to Istanbul - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends for flights to Istanbul to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest flight to Istanbul?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
Based on KAYAK searches from the last 72 hours, if you fly from New York, you should have a good chance of getting the best deal to Istanbul as it was the cheapest place to fly from. Prices were found for as low as $356 one-way and $676 for a round-trip flight. Also in the last 72 hours, the most popular connection to Istanbul was from Washington, D.C. and the lowest price for a round-trip flight was $709.

How much is a flight to Istanbul?

The average and cheapest price for all flights to Istanbul from each origin found by users searching on KAYAK in the last month.
On average, a flight to Istanbul costs $968. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $455 and departed from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. The most popular routes on KAYAK are New York to Istanbul which costs $1,177 on average, and Los Angeles to Istanbul, which costs $1,206 on average.
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What is the cheapest day to fly to Istanbul?

The average price of all flights to Istanbul clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Istanbul is Tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as $1,138. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are $1,237 on average.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Istanbul?

The average price for all flights to Istanbul depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Istanbul is generally in the evening, when flights cost $858 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Istanbul is generally in the morning, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is $1,146.

What is a good deal for flights to Istanbul?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Istanbul, 25% of our users found tickets to Istanbul for the following prices or less: From Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport $516 one-way - $987 round-trip, from Denver $571 one-way - $747 round-trip, from Newark Airport $573 one-way - $900 round-trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Istanbul?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Istanbul, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 0 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 84 days before departure.

Which is the cheapest airport to fly into in Istanbul?

Prices will differ depending on the departure airport, but generally, the cheapest airport to fly to in Istanbul is Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, with an average flight price of $189.

Which airline offers the most flights to Istanbul?

Of the 2 airlines that fly to Istanbul, Turkish Airlines offers the most flights, with around 1,187 per week, followed by Pegasus Airlines with 658 flights per week.

How many airports are there in Istanbul?

There are 5 airports in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST), Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Tekirdağ Corlu Airport (TEQ), Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI) and İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (KCO). The busiest airport is Istanbul Airport (IST), with 76% of all flights arriving there.

How long is the flight to Istanbul?

The duration of your flight to Istanbul depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Istanbul on KAYAK are from New York, which takes 9h 40m, Newark, which takes 9h 45m, Miami, which takes 11h 20m, and Los Angeles, which takes 13h 00m.

How many direct flights to Istanbul are there each day?

There are around 35 direct flights from within United States to Istanbul every day. Most flights depart in the evening, with 9:00 pm the most common departure time and 63% of flights departing in the evening.

How many direct flights to Istanbul are there each week?

Each week there are around 242 direct flights from within United States to Istanbul. The most common day for departures is Saturday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Istanbul each week?

There are not any medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) or short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Istanbul. Instead, there are 243 long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from New York.

How many cities have direct flights to Istanbul?

From the United States, there are direct flights to Istanbul from 12 cities. The city with the most direct flights is New York, with 71 direct flights each week.

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Cheapest flight

$356
Flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Istanbul Airport

When to book flights to Istanbul

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel 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. The information is for flights to Istanbul based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Istanbul flights

  • What amenities are there for families traveling to Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    Families with children will be pleased to find a fantastic glacier playground with real snow and ice as well as a sky-themed playground and a space theme park, which together covers an area of 700m3. Completely free of charge there will be no time for your kids to get bored at IST. The airport provides free buggy service for children between the ages of 0 and 2. IST has special check-in counters for families and options to book a private transfer from the airport to reduce any hassles of transporting all your luggage.

  • Why should I fly into Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    Definitely consider flying into IST if your business or visit takes you to the European side of Istanbul, which is where most of the city’s major tourist attractions are located-which will save you time and money. Alternatively, the Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is located on the Asian side of the city and further away.

  • What amenities are there for business travelers in Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    Check out any of the airport lounges which all have amenities for business travelers like WIFI and computers as well as a quiet place to attend to your businesses and can be booked with a single day fare. The lounges at IST include the IGA Lounge (located on the international departure floor), the Turkish Airlines Business Lounge (located near Gate E1), the Turkish Miles & Smiles Lounge (located near Gate C1) and the Turkish Airlines Domestic Lounge (located just outside the terminal main security point).

  • What tourist attractions are located close to the Istanbul Airport (IST)?

    IST is located closer than SAW to key Turkish tourist attractions like the Dolmabahce Palace, the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Sultanahmet District, the Suleymaniye Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, Historic Areas of Istanbul and Gulhane Park. Consider booking a taxi at the taxi stand curbside leaving the baggage claim area to get you to these attractions in record time.

  • What are the parking options at Istanbul Airport?

    Istanbul Airport features various parking spaces, including Turquoise, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Red Car Parks. The parking spaces at the airport are under 24/7 surveillance, and they offer several extra services, such as mini maintenance, car wash, tire change, auto hairdresser, and refueling. You also have the option to book online in advance to get the best parking deals at the airport. However, keep in mind that only credit cards are accepted for airport parking payment on-site.

  • What transportation options are available at Istanbul Airport?

    You can access the city center via a taxi from Istanbul Airport. Taxi fares start at about $32 and typically takes 45-60min. Taxi fare differs among the various taxi types available at the airport, including black type E, blue type D, and orange type C taxis. You can also take public transit buses operated by Havaist and IETT, which take frequent trips to the center of Istanbul.

  • Can I rent a car at Istanbul Airport?

    There are several reputable car rental agencies at Istanbul Airport, including Avec, Avis, Çizgi Rent a Car, and Goldcar. The car rental counters are all located in the arrivals area. Moreover, the car rental companies are open 24 hours a day, offering you convenient transit from the airport even after a late-night arrival.

  • Are there on-site hotels at Istanbul Airport?

    You can find the Yotelair Istanbul Hotel located on the landside opposite Terminal Entrance 7, and another in the airside zone. The hotel is conveniently located within the airport and offers sleeping cabins for as little as four hours, providing a convenient break for travelers on extended layovers.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Istanbul?

    Based on KAYAK searches from the last 72 hours, if you fly from New York, you should have a good chance of getting the best deal to Istanbul as it was the cheapest place to fly from. Prices were found for as low as $356 one-way and $676 for a round-trip flight. Also in the last 72 hours, the most popular connection to Istanbul was from Washington, D.C. and the lowest price for a round-trip flight was $709.

  • Which Istanbul airport is closest to central Istanbul?

    20 miles away from Istanbul’s city center, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the closest of the 2 major airports in the city. There are 21 miles separating Istanbul city center to Istanbul Airport.

  • How much is a flight to Istanbul?

    On average, a flight to Istanbul costs $968. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost $455 and departed from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights 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 to Istanbul.

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

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights 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 with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight 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 up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Istanbul

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Istanbul flight deals.
  • Istanbul Airport (IST) is considered a global superhub serving 90 million passengers and is ranked one of the top in the world for its security. Check out the Fast Track & VIP Assistance Service to facilitate security on your flight home.
  • Both a mosque (with washing facilities), as well as a multi-faith prayer room, can be found in F gates complete with chairs and prayer mat.
  • Need to exchange dollars into Turkish lira before you venture out of the airport? Look for foreign currency services which are available in T2.
  • Istanbul Airport offers a free pet room and pet relief area for travelers with pets, located after security checks on the Departure level. This facility is very handy for serving the basic needs of your four-legged friend.
  • Whether you want to store your luggage while waiting a flight or don’t want to handle heavy luggage upon arrival, you can take advantage of the on-site luggage lockers. The lockers are available in pre-and post-security areas of Istanbul Airport.
  • For travelers seeking medical attention at Istanbul Airport, various service points are available, including five mobile health stations and emergency services. In addition, you can get a prescription filled at the airport’s pharmacies, located in both the International and Domestic Terminals.
  • Have some time to kill? Check out one of the two photo galleries at Istanbul Airport (IST), the journalistic gallery called the Ara Güler / Istanbul Exhibition, or the historical evolution of IST called the Victory Monument Exhibition located on the Domestic Departures Floor.
  • The duty free at the Istanbul Airport (IST) in the Departures gate of the International Terminal just after security the largest in the world covering over 53,000m3 and boasting thousands of retailers. The airport will also let you shop online to make sure you can take advantage of all the duty free has to offer and pick up your shopping in the airport, before your flight.
  • If you are a shopping enthusiast, you can enjoy a shopping adventure at Istanbul Airport (IST). The airport provides a remarkable shopping experience, combining renowned brands with a state-of-the-art retail approach. The shopping area offer a vast selection of items, ranging from souvenirs to fashion accessories. Moreover, there is a duty-free store, Unifree, located within the terminal area.
  • If your flight is delayed at Istanbul Airport, you can pass the time by enjoying a nap in the airport’s Napzones located throughout the terminal area. You can also explore the museums and exhibitions situated at various points in the Airport. Among the exhibitions is “Faces of Throne,” acquainting you with Turkish culture.
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Prefer to fly non-stop to Istanbul?

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Nonstop departures

United States to Istanbul

Monday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +106 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +107 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +108 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +109 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +107 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +108 more

Thursday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +107 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +108 more

Friday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +108 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +109 more

Saturday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +106 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +107 more

Sunday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +110 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +111 more

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Nonstop returns

Istanbul to United States

Monday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +106 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +107 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +108 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +109 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +107 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +108 more

Thursday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +107 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +108 more

Friday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +108 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +109 more

Saturday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +106 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +107 more

Sunday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +110 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +111 more

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Recent round-trip flight deals

 
These are the cheapest round-trip flights to Istanbul found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
9/19qui
1 stop
18h 05mEWR-IST
10/3qui
2 stops
23h 10mIST-EWR
$676
9/17ter
1 stop
18h 05mEWR-IST
9/24ter
2 stops
23h 10mIST-EWR
$693
7/16ter
1 stopDelta
16h 30mEWR-IST
11/29sex
1 stopDelta
15h 15mIST-EWR
$746
7/16ter
2 stopsDelta
20h 30mEWR-IST
11/29sex
1 stopDelta
15h 15mIST-EWR
$751
9/16seg
1 stopBritish Airways
12h 30mEWR-IST
9/27sex
1 stopBritish Airways
17h 50mIST-EWR
$816
5/1qua
1 stopEgypt Air
31h 50mJFK-IST
5/20seg
1 stopEgypt Air
26h 00mIST-JFK
$819
5/15qua
1 stopBritish Airways
23h 50mEWR-IST
11/6qua
1 stopBritish Airways
13h 55mIST-EWR
$825
4/26sex
1 stopQatar Airways
24h 40mIAD-IST
5/9qui
1 stopQatar Airways
19h 40mIST-IAD
$833
5/14ter
1 stopEgypt Air
31h 50mIAD-IST
5/24sex
1 stopEgypt Air
31h 40mIST-IAD
$849
5/3sex
1 stopQatar Airways
17h 50mIAD-IST
5/9qui
1 stopQatar Airways
26h 00mIST-IAD
$868

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Istanbul found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
5/9qui
1 stop
21h 15mJFK-IST
$356
4/25qui
1 stop
32h 30mJFK-SAW
$358
4/25qui
1 stopEtihad Airways
39h 50mJFK-IST
$371
5/10sex
1 stopSAUDIA
20h 55mLAX-IST
$434
4/25qui
1 stopSAUDIA
20h 50mJFK-IST
$434
4/27sáb
1 stopEtihad Airways
33h 20mJFK-IST
$437
5/10sex
1 stopEgypt Air
18h 00mJFK-IST
$441
5/12dom
1 stopEgypt Air
18h 00mJFK-IST
$449
5/4sáb
1 stopQatar Airways
17h 50mIAD-IST
$477
4/29seg
1 stopQatar Airways
38h 30mIAD-IST
$491

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Recent domestic flight deals

5/6seg
nonstopPegasus Airlines
1h 10mADB-SAW
5/9qui
nonstopPegasus Airlines
1h 10mSAW-ADB
$62
5/7ter
nonstopPegasus Airlines
1h 10mADB-SAW
5/14ter
nonstopPegasus Airlines
1h 10mSAW-ADB
$63
5/13seg
nonstopPegasus Airlines
1h 20mBJV-SAW
5/15qua
nonstopPegasus Airlines
1h 20mSAW-BJV
$63
5/20seg
nonstop
1h 10mADB-SAW
5/27seg
nonstop
1h 15mSAW-ADB
$81
5/6seg
nonstopTurkish Airlines
1h 15mESB-IST
5/9qui
nonstopTurkish Airlines
1h 15mIST-ESB
$84
5/15qua
nonstopTurkish Airlines
1h 15mESB-IST
5/20seg
nonstopTurkish Airlines
1h 15mIST-ESB
$85
5/20seg
nonstop
1h 15mADB-IST
5/26dom
nonstop
1h 15mIST-ADB
$92
6/2dom
nonstopAjet
1h 15mBJV-SAW
6/25ter
nonstopAjet
1h 30mSAW-BJV
$97
9/1dom
multi-stopAzerbaijan Airlines
11h 00mTZX-IST
9/4qua
multi-stopAzerbaijan Airlines
21h 50mIST-TZX
$414
6/17seg
multi-stopAjet
10h 20mAYT-SAW
6/18ter
multi-stopAjet
18h 45mSAW-AYT
$466

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Last minute flights 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 to Istanbul that are departing in the next 10 days.
4/27sáb
multi-stop
31h 55mJFK-SAW
6/5qua
multi-stop
18h 45mSAW-JFK
$584
4/25qui
multi-stop
31h 55mJFK-SAW
5/16qui
multi-stop
20h 25mSAW-JFK
$597
4/26sex
multi-stopQatar Airways
24h 40mIAD-IST
5/9qui
multi-stopQatar Airways
19h 40mIST-IAD
$833
4/27sáb
multi-stopEgypt Air
31h 50mJFK-IST
5/8qua
multi-stopEgypt Air
21h 25mIST-JFK
$857
4/25qui
multi-stopEgypt Air
31h 50mIAD-IST
5/1qua
multi-stopEgypt Air
31h 40mIST-IAD
$858
4/26sex
multi-stopQatar Airways
17h 50mIAD-IST
5/7ter
multi-stopQatar Airways
27h 05mIST-IAD
$893
4/28dom
multi-stopBritish Airways
12h 25mEWR-IST
5/13seg
multi-stopBritish Airways
17h 55mIST-EWR
$917
4/27sáb
multi-stopBritish Airways
13h 30mJFK-SAW
5/15qua
multi-stopBritish Airways
13h 25mSAW-JFK
$918
4/28dom
multi-stopLufthansa
20h 20mEWR-IST
5/7ter
multi-stopLufthansa
16h 30mIST-EWR
$931
4/27sáb
multi-stopLufthansa
12h 05mEWR-IST
5/15qua
multi-stopLufthansa
16h 30mIST-EWR
$940

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Flights to Istanbul

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