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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 Mon, Apr 20 - Thu, Apr 30 $699
SFO IST Tue, Apr 21 - Wed, May 6 $757
SFO IST Sun, May 3 - Sun, May 31 $764
SFO IST Mon, Apr 20 - Thu, Apr 30 $827
SFO IST Sun, Mar 29 - Mon, Apr 6 $883
SFO IST Fri, Feb 6 - Mon, Feb 9 $886
SFO IST Mon, Apr 20 - Thu, Apr 30 $910
SFO IST Wed, Apr 1 - Tue, Apr 7 $914
SFO IST Mon, Apr 20 - Thu, Apr 30 $938
SFO IST Tue, Apr 21 - Wed, May 6 $974
SFO IST Sun, May 3 - Sun, May 31 $1,011
SFO IST Mon, Jun 15 - Tue, Jul 14 $1,013
SFO IST Mon, Jun 15 - Tue, Jul 14 $1,022
SFO IST Sun, May 3 - Sun, May 31 $1,411
SFO IST Thu, Feb 12 - Thu, Feb 19 $1,429
SFO IST Thu, Jan 15 - Sun, Jan 18 $1,499
SFO IST Sun, May 3 - Sun, May 31 $1,564
SFO IST Thu, Jan 15 - Thu, Jan 22 $2,268
SFO IST Wed, Mar 11 - Mon, Mar 23 $2,414
SFO IST Wed, Mar 11 - Tue, Mar 17 $2,445
SFO IST Wed, Mar 11 - Tue, Mar 17 $3,948
SFO IST Tue, Apr 21 - Wed, May 6 $7,008
SFO IST Fri, Jan 16 - Fri, Jan 23 $7,730
SFO IST Sun, Mar 29 - Mon, Apr 6 $12,059
SFO IST Tue, May 12 - Tue, May 26 $18,573

San Francisco and Istanbul airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US
map of airports in San Francisco
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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

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Airports in Istanbul , TR
map of airports in Istanbul
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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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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 22 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Aeroflot Russian Airlines $886
Earn $8.86
Return Sun, Jan 25 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 22 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Aeroflot Russian Airlines $886
Earn $8.86
Return Sun, Feb 1 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Aeroflot Russian Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 30 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Aeroflot Russian Airlines $886
Earn $8.86
Return Fri, Feb 6 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Aeroflot Russian Airlines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Feb 6 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Aeroflot Russian Airlines $886
Earn $8.86
Return Mon, Feb 9 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Feb 26 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Aeroflot Russian Airlines $886
Earn $8.86
Return Mon, Mar 9 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Aeroflot Russian Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Feb 5 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Aeroflot Russian Airlines $886
Earn $8.86
Return Thu, Feb 12 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Aeroflot Russian Airlines
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March

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Mar 29 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Delta Air Lines $883
Earn $8.83
Return Mon, Apr 6 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines
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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.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Istanbul on Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Lufthansa/Lufthansa LH459/LH1774 SFO 8:50 PM IST 1:10 AM 346/321 18hr 20min
United Airlines/Lufthansa UA8882/LH1774 SFO 8:50 PM IST 1:10 AM 346/321 18hr 20min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA8882/UA9547 SFO 8:50 PM IST 1:10 AM 346/321 18hr 20min
Air Canada/Turkish Airlines AC738/TK18 SFO 11:40 AM IST 3:30 PM 320/77W 17hr 50min
Turkish Airlines/Turkish Airlines TK8681/TK18 SFO 11:40 AM IST 3:30 PM 320/77W 17hr 50min
United Airlines/Turkish Airlines UA8516/TK18 SFO 11:40 AM IST 3:30 PM 320/77W 17hr 50min
American Airlines/Turkish Airlines AA16/TK12 SFO 12:45 PM IST 3:55 PM 32B/77W 17hr 10min
Delta Air Lines/Delta Air Lines DL9381/DL9622 SFO 2:45 PM IST 3:55 PM 332/737 15hr 10min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL606/KL1613 SFO 2:45 PM IST 3:55 PM 330/737 15hr 10min
United Airlines/Turkish Airlines UA716/TK12 SFO 1:25 PM IST 3:55 PM 757/77W 16hr 30min
US Airways/Turkish Airlines US16/TK12 SFO 12:45 PM IST 3:55 PM 32B/77W 17hr 10min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/Turkish Airlines KL606/TK1952 SFO 2:45 PM IST 4:15 PM 330/321 15hr 30min
American Airlines/Turkish Airlines AA1435/TK6 SFO 12:25 PM IST 4:25 PM 738/330 18hr 0min