Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Selected fares from San Francisco to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO IST Mon, Sep 7 - Tue, Sep 29 $943
SFO IST Tue, Sep 1 - Tue, Sep 29 $944
SFO IST Mon, Sep 21 - Wed, Oct 21 $951
SFO IST Tue, Sep 1 - Tue, Sep 29 $973
SFO IST Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 30 $981
SFO IST Mon, Aug 31 - Thu, Sep 24 $987
SFO IST Mon, Sep 7 - Tue, Sep 29 $1,036
SFO IST Thu, Nov 12 - Wed, Nov 18 $1,042
SFO IST Wed, Sep 30 - Wed, Oct 7 $1,098
SFO IST Tue, Jan 12 - Tue, Jan 26 $1,158
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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$1,113
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$1,113
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San Francisco and Istanbul airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US

map of airports in San Francisco
  • 1

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 3 Turkish Airlines
    Terminal I Turkish Airlines
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Airports in Istanbul , TR

map of airports in Istanbul
  • 1

    Ataturk airport (IST)

    Distance from City Center: 8.6 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I Turkish Airlines
  • 2

    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

    Distance from City Center: 19 miles

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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jul 16 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Delta Air Lines $1,176
Earn $11.76
Return Mon, Jul 20 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 7 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Delta Air Lines $1,113
Earn $11.13
Return Wed, Jul 15 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

Best one-week trip in July from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jul 7 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Delta Air Lines $1,113
Earn $11.13
Return Tue, Jul 14 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines
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August

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Aug 31 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines $987
Earn $9.87
Return Thu, Sep 24 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Turkish Airlines

Best one-week trip in August from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Aug 26 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines $1,097
Earn $10.97
Return Wed, Sep 2 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Turkish Airlines
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September

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Sep 7 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) United Airlines $914
Earn $9.14
Return Mon, Nov 9 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

Best one-week trip in September from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Sep 30 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) United Airlines $972
Earn $9.72
Return Wed, Oct 7 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines
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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Istanbul Area Airports

Orbitz.com offers cheap flights to Istanbul and vacation packages that let you explore this fascinating city, which spans two separate continents. The main airport for the city, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, is located on the European side of the city, about 24 kilometers from the downtown area. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, about 35 kilometers southeast of the city center. Istanbul Atatürk International Airport handles flights from over 70 airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Air France. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves over 30 airlines, including Sky Airlines, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, and SunExpress.

Getting to the Airport

From Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, arriving visitors can opt to take the metro train or sea bus into Istanbul. The Sabiha Gokcen airport shuttle makes regular trips from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to various points within the city, and it costs 10 euro per person. Visitors can also get into the city from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport via sea bus or public bus. Both airports are also accessible via taxi.

Weather Conditions in Istanbul

In the summer, high temperatures average around 82 degrees Fahrenheit in June and July and drop to lows of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Rain is uncommon in the summer, although the humidity remains high during the summer months. Winters are often cold and snowy. In January, temperatures average between 37 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to be mild, and the bargain prices offered during these seasons make them ideal for a visit.

Vacationing in Istanbul

Take in a bit of history with a visit to Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, or one of the many Ottoman mosques scattered throughout the city. Archaeology museums are another popular attraction, or you can get tickets for a cruise on the Bosphorus to get a view of the city from the water. Once you know the sights you want to see in Turkey, check out Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Istanbul at any time of the year.

Interesting facts about flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

    • 1 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to Istanbul today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 12h 55m.
    • Turkish Airlines flight 80 (6:10 PM GMT, Boeing 777-300ER) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Istanbul.
    • Turkish Airlines flight 80 (6:10 PM GMT, Boeing 777-300ER) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to Istanbul.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to Istanbul (Turkish Airlines flight 80, Boeing 777-300ER) takes 12h 55m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Istanbul (Turkish Airlines flight 80, Boeing 777-300ER) takes 12h 55m.
    • Flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Ataturk airport (IST), Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Istanbul on Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL9381/DL9622 SFO 1:50 PM IST 3:45 PM 747/737 15hr 55min
Delta Air Lines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines DL9381/KL1613 SFO 1:50 PM IST 3:45 PM 747/737 15hr 55min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL606/KL1613 SFO 1:50 PM IST 3:45 PM 747/737 15hr 55min
Lufthansa/Turkish Airlines LH9053/TK1588 SFO 2:00 PM IST 3:45 PM 744/330 15hr 45min
United Airlines/Turkish Airlines UA903/TK1588 SFO 2:00 PM IST 3:45 PM 744/330 15hr 45min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA903/UA6903 SFO 2:00 PM IST 3:45 PM 744/330 15hr 45min
Lufthansa/Lufthansa LH9053/LH1300 SFO 2:00 PM IST 4:50 PM 744/321 16hr 50min
United Airlines/Lufthansa UA903/LH1300 SFO 2:00 PM IST 4:50 PM 744/321 16hr 50min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA903/UA9126 SFO 2:00 PM IST 4:50 PM 744/321 16hr 50min
United Airlines/Lufthansa UA8828/LH1300 SFO 2:55 PM IST 4:50 PM 388/321 15hr 55min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA8828/UA9126 SFO 2:55 PM IST 4:50 PM 388/321 15hr 55min
Delta Air Lines/Turkish Airlines DL9381/TK1962 SFO 1:50 PM SAW 5:30 PM 747/738 17hr 40min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/Turkish Airlines KL606/TK1962 SFO 1:50 PM SAW 5:30 PM 747/738 17hr 40min