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Purchasing Flights to Istanbul

If it is your first time or even your fiftieth time purchasing tickets to Istanbul, you may have questions about how to get the best airfare deal. Finding cheap flights to Istanbul is simple. Any time of the year, through Expedia, you can find great prices on Istanbul flights. However, you may find yourself saving hundreds of dollars by observing a few key rules. Autumn is considered the high season in Istanbul, meaning that prices on travel are higher. If you can travel during low season, which begins in late November and lasts through the summer, you will find the best prices.

Istanbul Airfare Choices

There is no need to be overwhelmed by the many options available to you when purchasing tickets to Istanbul. Through Expedia, cheap flights to Istanbul have a number of different routes through a variety of air carriers. When searching for Istanbul flights, think about your personal preferences. Many travelers prefer to fly first class on long, international flights. If you have room in your budget, search for first class flights only. Many flights have stops in such international destinations as Paris, Rome, or Amsterdam. You can pick a flight that has a longer layover so that during your downtime you can explore a new city, or at least its airport. Of course, many international airports offer direct flights to Istanbul as well.

Book Your Flight with Expedia

Expedia.com lets you search across the largest number of airlines and flights, which means that you'll be able to find great flight deals at the perfect travel date and time. There's simply no substitute for great prices suited to your flight needs and backed by excellent customer support.

Before You Leave

International travel can be stressful for the first-timer, but there is no need for nerves. You only need to keep a few details in mind once you choose to purchase Istanbul airfare. US citizens need to have a valid passport as well as a tourist visa in order to enter Turkey. A tourist visa can be purchased stateside, or you can buy a sticker visa at Atatuerk Intl. Airport upon your arrival. Unless you plan on staying in Istanbul for more than 90 days, a tourist visa or sticker visa is sufficient. Should you need to stay longer than three months, you will need to obtain a Turkish residence permit.

Expedia.com lets you search across the largest number of airlines and Istanbul flights, which means that you'll be able to find a great flight deal at the perfect travel date and time. Our simple-to-use booking engine makes looking for terrific bargains easy and hassle-free; just enter your travel dates and departure city, and let Expedia.com do the rest! Adjust your travel dates and explore connecting flights to find an even better deal on your Istanbul flight!

Browse through dozens of options and rest assured that you're seeing the best price guaranteed! Our friendly customer service representatives are here to serve you 24 hours day to provide assistance and answer any questions that you may have about booking your Istanbul trip. There's simply no substitute for great prices suited to your travel needs and backed by excellent customer support.

Combine your Istanbul flight with a hotel and/or car rental for a package deal designed to save you even more money! Discover additional savings by booking in advance or find a last minute deal. There are tons of ways to save on your flights to Istanbul with Expedia.com. Use us as your stop travel destination and have the confidence that you're getting a bargain!


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Alternative Nearby Airports

  • Ataturk Intl. (IST)
  • Sabiha Gokcen Intl. (SAW)
*Savings based on package bookings on our site from Sep 1 2013 - Feb 28 2014, as compared to price if booked separately. Savings will vary. Not available on all packages.