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San Francisco to Istanbul Flights

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Selected fares from San Francisco to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO IST Thu, May 7 - Sun, May 17 $699
SFO IST Mon, May 11 - Tue, May 19 $700
SFO IST Mon, Apr 13 - Wed, May 6 $786
SFO IST Sun, May 10 - Thu, May 21 $866
SFO IST Mon, Apr 13 - Wed, May 6 $890
SFO IST Mon, Sep 8 - Thu, Sep 25 $996
SFO IST Tue, Sep 23 - Wed, Oct 8 $1,005
SFO IST Wed, Oct 22 - Wed, Nov 12 $1,013
SFO IST Tue, May 12 - Wed, May 20 $1,042
SFO IST Sun, May 10 - Tue, May 19 $1,495

San Francisco and Istanbul airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US
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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

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Airports in Istanbul , TR
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    Ataturk airport (IST)

    Distance from City Center: 8.6 miles

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    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

    Distance from City Center: 19 miles

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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 9 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Lufthansa $1,100
Earn $11.00
Return Mon, Oct 13 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Lufthansa

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Oct 22 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Air Canada $938
Earn $9.38
Return Wed, Nov 12 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Oct 15 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Air Canada $986
Earn $9.86
Return Wed, Oct 22 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada
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November

Lowest roundtrip airfare in November from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Nov 23 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Air Canada $938
Earn $9.38
Return Mon, Dec 8 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada
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December

Cheapest weekend flights in December from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Dec 11 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) SWISS $971
Earn $9.71
Return Sun, Dec 14 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) SWISS

Lowest roundtrip airfare in December from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Dec 11 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) SWISS $971
Earn $9.71
Return Sun, Dec 14 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) SWISS

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Dec 24 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Air Canada $1,064
Earn $10.64
Return Wed, Dec 31 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada
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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.