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How much is the cheapest flight to Istanbul?

Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at $124 for one-way flights and $214 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to Istanbul (IST)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Istanbul on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Istanbul.

Roundtrip prices range from $214 - $669, and one-ways to Istanbul start as low as $124.

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Istanbul (IST)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Istanbul. There are 10 airlines flying into IST: flynas, Aegean, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, TAP Portugal, Royal Jordanian, Scandinavian Airlines, Delta. 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Istanbul (IST) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to IST in July and in October for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or canceling my flight to Istanbul?
For more information about updating your flight to Istanbul or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Istanbul that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Istanbul, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Istanbul now?
Visit our Covid-19 Travel Advisor to find out about current travel restrictions to Istanbul before you fly in. Everything from quarantine requirements to health authority information is constantly updated here to keep you well informed.
What is the name of Istanbul's airport?
Istanbul has several airports, but most visitors touch down at Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST).
How far is Istanbul Airport from central Istanbul?
Istanbul Airport is 9 mi from downtown Istanbul, so be prepared for a bit of a commute into the center.
What airport is best to fly into Istanbul?
With so many airports to choose from, Istanbul is the sort of place that’s easy to visit at short notice. The terminals that handle the majority of the city’s air travel are ISL (9 mi from downtown), Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW) (19 mi from downtown) and IST (20 mi from downtown).
How many airlines fly to Istanbul?
There are 72 airlines that service Istanbul from 290 worldwide airports.
Which airlines fly to Istanbul?
Turkish Airlines and Pegasus offer the most flights to Istanbul. One of the most common ways to travel there is on a Turkish Airlines flight from Izmir.
How many nonstop flights are there to Istanbul?
Flying to somewhere new is much simpler when there aren’t any stopovers involved. If you’re heading to Istanbul, the awesome news is that there are around 5,964 direct flights every week.
Where are the most popular flights to Istanbul departing from?
Flights to Istanbul departing from Izmir, Antalya and Ankara airports are very popular.
How long is the flight to Istanbul Airport?
Which city you depart from determines how much of the in-flight entertainment you’ll get to enjoy. From Izmir to Istanbul, the average flight time is 1 hour and 10 minutes. From Antalya it’s more or less 1 hour and 21 minutes, and from Ankara it’s 1 hour and 10 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Istanbul?
If you’d like to have some extra spending money on your Istanbul vacation, then listen up! As every seasoned jet-setter knows, don’t book at the very last minute. Prices are generally more expensive close to the departure date. Also, look around online and compare your options. If your destination has several airports, you may be able to score an excellent price by flying into one that’s farther away. Lastly, be prepared to lock in your seat quickly if you find a real bargain. It might not stick around for long! With a bit of know-how and a little good fortune, the perfect airfare can be yours.
How to survive the flight to Istanbul?
Depending on where you’re coming from, your trip to Istanbul could be a breeze or it could go on forever. We’ve rounded up some handy tips that will help you start your next great escape on the right foot.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • A plane ride can be a pleasure if you take the right things. Firstly, you’ll want some basic toiletry items, such as a toothbrush and hairbrush, a spare change of clothes and a magazine or two. Secondly, find room in your bag for your phone and charger, your medications and perhaps a proper neck pillow too. Lastly, and most importantly, don’t forget to take your passport, travel documents and some cash.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • While the list of prohibited items can differ between airlines, the general guide to follow is avoid carrying anything sharp, flammable or explosive. This includes screwdrivers, blades, aerosol cans and bleaching agents. Sporting equipment like ice skates, and objects that could harm passengers, such as guns and swords, are also banned from the cabin.

What to wear on a flight:

  • Your number one priority is to be as comfortable as you can. Layer up in natural-fiber clothing and bring a jacket in case it gets chilly in the cabin. Pick flat, well-fitting shoes as it’s possible that your feet and ankles will swell during the flight. Leave the stilettos and chunky boots in your checked baggage.
  • The result of sustained periods of immobility, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that can affect passengers during long-haul flights. The good news is there are numerous ways to reduce the risk of developing it. Stay well hydrated, walk around the cabin wherever possible and wear compression socks to help improve your circulation.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Istanbul?
It’s simple — be prepared. We’ve compiled some tips and tricks for a speedy trip through security. Watch out Istanbul, here you come:

  • Be sure to keep your boarding pass and passport easily accessible. They’re the first items you’ll be asked for by airport security.
  • Next up is the X-ray machine. Empty your pockets and remove anything metal that is likely to set off the alarm. This includes things like headphones or earphones, as well as heavy coats or jackets. They’ll all need to go on the X-ray conveyor belt.
  • All electronic devices, including your laptop and phone, will also need to be separately scanned.
  • Remove all gels and liquids from your carry-on luggage. They usually need to be sent through the X-ray scanner separately. Each item should be no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and everything must fit inside a single quart-size (one liter), clear zip-close bag.
  • There’s a possibility that you’ll be required to take your shoes off to be X-rayed, so wearing lightweight sneakers is always a clever idea.
  • Airlines won’t allow any sharp objects in the cabin. If you must bring these kinds of items, put them in your checked baggage.

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