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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 Sun, Apr 27 - Sun, May 11 $1,028
SFO IST Mon, Nov 24 - Mon, Dec 1 $1,082
SFO IST Wed, Aug 27 - Mon, Sep 15 $1,091
SFO IST Tue, May 13 - Tue, Jun 3 $1,106
SFO IST Thu, Oct 30 - Tue, Nov 11 $1,117
SFO IST Mon, May 5 - Mon, May 19 $1,129
SFO IST Wed, Oct 1 - Thu, Oct 16 $1,195
SFO IST Wed, Oct 1 - Thu, Oct 16 $1,215
SFO IST Thu, Oct 30 - Tue, Nov 11 $1,223
SFO IST Thu, Oct 30 - Tue, Nov 11 $1,252

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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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

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Featured Istanbul Airport Hotels

Hotel only $215

TAV Airport Hotel ISTANBUL

3 stars
4.2 / 5 5 reviews

Ataturk Airport International Terminal 1 Yesilkoy Map

...Istanbul International Airport Hotel accommodates 85 rooms, 64 of which are situated on the land side, and 21 situated on the air side, in other words, custom-free.... In the International... More

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Ramada Hotel and Suites Istanbul Atakoy More

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Wow Airport hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 9 reviews

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Wow airport hotel is opposite the ataturk international airport and near the cnr expo. More

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Yesilkoy Airport Boutique Hotel

3 stars
1.0 / 5 2 reviews

Istanbul Caddesi 29 A-Block Map

...Yeşilköy Boutique Hotel is 5km to Ataturk Airport and World Trade Center,15 km to Esenler Bus Station.... Yeşilköy Airport Boutique Hotel is located in Yeşilköy where is known as old Greek... More

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Yesilkoy Pension Ataturk Airport

3 stars
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Istanbul cad. 29 B-Block Map

...Hotel is located in 5 minutes distance to Ataturk International Airport.... More

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Blue Regency Airport Hotel

3 stars
2.9 / 5 7 reviews

Istanbul cad. 71 Bakirkoy Map

Blue Regency Ataturk Airport Hotel with FREE Wi-Fi, Wellness & Health Club, Fitness Center, Sauna, Garden Restaurant and Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Non-Smoking Rooms, Elevator, Safe Deposit Box,... More

May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 16 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines $1,027
Earn $10.27
Return Sun, May 18 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, May 16 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines $1,027
Earn $10.27
Return Sun, May 18 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, May 13 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Lufthansa $1,035
Earn $10.35
Return Tue, May 20 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Lufthansa
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June

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Jun 3 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Lufthansa $1,520
Earn $15.20
Return Wed, Jun 11 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Lufthansa

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jun 2 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Lufthansa $1,520
Earn $15.20
Return Mon, Jun 9 Istanbul (IST) San Francisco (SFO) Lufthansa
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July

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from San Francisco to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jul 3 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Delta Air Lines $1,509
Earn $15.09
Return Thu, Sep 25 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 Sun, Jul 6 San Francisco (SFO) Istanbul (IST) Air Canada $1,988
Earn $19.88
Return Sun, Jul 13 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.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Istanbul on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Lufthansa/Lufthansa LH459/LH1774 SFO 8:55 PM IST 12:55 AM 346/320 18hr 0min
Lufthansa/Turkish Airlines LH459/TK8554 SFO 8:55 PM IST 12:55 AM 346/320 18hr 0min
Turkish Airlines/Turkish Airlines TK8598/TK8554 SFO 8:55 PM IST 12:55 AM 346/320 18hr 0min
United Airlines/Lufthansa UA8882/LH1774 SFO 8:55 PM IST 12:55 AM 346/320 18hr 0min
United Airlines/Turkish Airlines UA8882/TK8554 SFO 8:55 PM IST 12:55 AM 346/320 18hr 0min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA8882/UA9547 SFO 8:55 PM IST 12:55 AM 346/320 18hr 0min
American Airlines/Turkish Airlines AA24/TK2 SFO 7:05 AM IST 11:40 AM 763/77W 18hr 35min
American Airlines/US Airways AA24/US5001 SFO 7:05 AM IST 11:40 AM 763/77W 18hr 35min
Alaska Airlines/US Airways AS5287/US5001 SFO 6:45 AM IST 11:40 AM 752/77W 18hr 55min
Alaska Airlines/US Airways AS5252/US5001 SFO 8:00 AM IST 11:40 AM 752/77W 17hr 40min
Delta Air Lines/Turkish Airlines DL1859/TK2 SFO 6:45 AM IST 11:40 AM 752/77W 18hr 55min
Delta Air Lines/US Airways DL1859/US5001 SFO 6:45 AM IST 11:40 AM 752/77W 18hr 55min
United Airlines/Turkish Airlines UA286/TK2 SFO 7:05 AM IST 11:40 AM 757/77W 18hr 35min