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Cheap SFO to IST Flights

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San Francisco to Istanbul route information

Origin Airport San Francisco Intl.
Destination Airport Istanbul
Airlines Serving Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, KLM, LOT-Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Philippine Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United
Flight Price $585
Distance 6,690 mi

Cheap SFO to IST Flights

  • Can I change the date of my flight?

    Yes, you can switch your departure date. If you want to save a little cash in doing so, the lowest-cost day to fly in November is Thursday. Having flexibility in your travel plans means you can save more, so be sure to plan ahead when possible.
  • How long does it take to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul?

    If you're able to take the direct flight (which is offered by Turkish Airlines), you will be able to leave SFO at 6:10 PM PDT and get to IST at 6:05 PM +03 (12 hours and 55 minutes). Remember, there is an 11-hour time difference.
  • How many flights are there per day from San Francisco to Istanbul?

    Each day is different, but on average, you can expect to see two available departure times. The average route departing the United States currently has nine different flight times per day, so expect fewer options than you're used to.
  • How long is the flight from SFO to IST?

    This direct flight will whisk you away to your destination in 12 hours and 55 minutes via Turkish Airlines. If you catch the 6:10 PM PDT departure, you'll arrive at 6:05 PM +03. You'll have plenty of time to grab a quick bite before your next rendezvous. Don't forget the 11-hour time change. So, synchronize your watches.
  • What is the cheapest day to fly?

    The cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul is on Thursday. If you want to save a little cash on your next trip look for flights on that day.
  • What is the cheapest day to fly to Istanbul?

    If you are looking to save money, look at Nov 18th. As of Oct 21st, it's showing the cheapest ticket at $484. That is 59% below the average for this route, so you can spend the savings on some souvenirs.
  • How long do most people stay in Istanbul?

    Of course, you're not most people, but if you were, you'd stay around 15 days.

San Francisco to Istanbul Flights

Sometimes you just need to get out of town or maybe you’re looking for a change of scenery. Regardless of the reason, a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul will do just the trick! Go on, plan to see all the famous landmarks and eat your weight in the local cuisine. Your trip is beckoning, so answer the call by packing your suitcase and filling your travel itinerary with exploring Istanbul.

Whether you’re flying for business or jet-setting on your personal time, you’ve come to the right place. Here at, we’ll pair you up with SFO to IST flights that won’t make your bank account wince. Ready to temporarily leave behind San Francisco for new horizons? Browse through our cheap airfare, and filter by flight times and dates until you find just what you had in mind. From flights without layovers to ones that arrive early in the morning, you’ll come across plane tickets that suit your travel preferences. You can even bundle your flight to IST with hotels and car rentals to score even bigger savings.

All set to hit the clouds? Book your travel arrangements with us today and have left-over money to put toward your travel outings and adventures.

Oct 7, 2019

Seats was bad . No legs room, very uncomfortable for a long hours flight.

Oct 1, 2019

A bit worried as I normally stick to BA and united but was really surprised at how good the service and experience was. I would fly them again for sure.

Sep 30, 2019

Lavatory is not so clean

Jul 29, 2019

Excellent experience!

Jul 13, 2019

I always have a great experience with Turkish Airlines

Jul 13, 2019

Good timing and helpful stuff

Jul 1, 2019

I’d love to have my next flight upgraded. I love Turkish Airlines.

Jun 21, 2019

No automated check-in, there were long lines

Jun 7, 2019

I like the foot rest

May 17, 2019

paying the extra fee for business class,is well worth it.

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