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Will you be flying round-trip or one-way? Going directly from Point A to Point B? Maybe you’d like to have dinner with family and friends along the way. Whether you need non-stop flights to {} or lowest cost layovers on Istanbul flights, you will always find the best air travel prices at Orbitz.

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Istanbul When to Go

By far the best times to visit Istanbul are spring (April and May) and fall (September and October), when local kids are on a school schedule, the daytime weather is in the 60s, and the nights cool off pleasantly.

In summer, average temperatures are in the low- to mid-80’s, though on rare occasions it hits 100-plus degrees. Warm weather brings most of the art and music fests: The Istanbul Foundation for Culture & Arts organizes dance, film, theatre, and puppet festivals (April/May); jazz and music (June/July); and a biennial in the fall.

In winter, it can get cold and wet enough to snow, though the average high is around 50, and the precipitation is usually rain. Thanks to its maritime location at the nexus of the Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus, and Black Sea, it can get both windy and humid here—and there’s fog more than 200 days a year (though it usually burns off in late morning).

It’s not just weather to consider: Religious holidays create seasons of their own. During the month of Ramadan (usually around July and August), holy sites can be crowded, traffic right before the evening meal can be heavy, and restaurant service can be irregular. During Kurban Bayramı (around October/November), the most important Islamic festival of the year and a five-day public holiday, hotels fill up, banks close, and ATMs can even run out of money. If you really want the city to yourself (along with cheaper hotel rooms), and can handle some chill and precipitation, travel here in March and November.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Istanbul?
For up-to-date flight information to Istanbul, have a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Find out if there are any travel advice reports and whether you’ll be required to quarantine after you arrive.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Before you purchase your tickets, browse through your preferred airline’s terms and conditions. This should help with most questions regarding COVID-19 and changes to your flight. For more assistance, click through to our Customer Service Portal.
Which airlines fly to Istanbul?
With airlines offering services to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST), the entrance point to Istanbul, you have plenty of choice. Grab an incredible deal among these popular international airlines that jet into this city:

  • Turkish Airlines - 5,698 flights to Istanbul per month
  • UIA - 130 flights to Istanbul per month
  • Aeroflot - 129 flights to Istanbul per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Istanbul?
Hop on a plane to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) and you’ll discovering this vibrant city in next to no time. This airport is roughly 9 miles west of the center. But ISL isn’t your only option. Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW) is another point of arrival for Istanbul, so be sure to compare airfares to score the most rewarding deal.
How much is a flight to Istanbul?
If you’re looking for a round-trip flight, fares ranged from to this past week. The cheapest prices for one-way tickets were , from ().
How to book the cheapest flight to Istanbul?
Using Orbitz, you’ll find some of the most affordable flight deals around from a wide selection of airlines. But if you’d like to increase your likelihood of scoring cheap flights to Istanbul, here are a few tips to consider:

  • Depending on your place of departure, choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). Oftentimes, alternative departure points offer more competitive fares.
  • Similarly, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to see the airfares on days either side of your chosen departure. It’s possible to find cheaper flight deals if your travel dates are flexible.
  • You can also select the ‘Show options’ function to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you want to fly.
  • Once you’ve figured out your travel dates, don’t delay booking. Ticket prices usually climb as the departure date nears.
  • Think about combining your flights, hotels and car rental into a package deal with Orbitz to make your dollar go further.
  • Flying during the busy season often means costly airfares. Try to plan your vacation outside of popular periods, such as school breaks, Thanksgiving and Easter.

How long is a flight to Istanbul?
Depending on which airport you jet off from, your flight to Istanbul could be an hour or two or longer. Below are the flight times for a few of the busiest domestic routes:

  • Antalya (AYT-Antalya Intl.) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) - 1 hour and 25 minutes
  • Ankara (ESB-Esenboga) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) - 1 hour and 9 minutes
  • Izmir (ADB-Adnan Menderes) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) - 1 hour and 14 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Istanbul?
Pick up a bargain and secure your seats to Istanbul in January. If you’ve missed this month, you’re still in luck. February and August often have low airfares available. Be careful not to sleep on a sale — cheap flights appear and vanish in the click of a mouse!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Istanbul?
Make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the cheapest days of the week to purchase airfares to Istanbul. The getaway of your dreams starts with an incredible flight deal!
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Istanbul?
Based on Orbitz data from 2020, Monday is usually the best day to score cheap flights to Istanbul. Tuesday also offers more affordable fares, whereas Saturday has the most expensive ticket prices. Even though leaving at the weekend may be more convenient, you’ll have more money in your pocket to play with if you head out at the start of the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul?
To land cheap flights to Istanbul, you should pack your bags and take off in August. Orbitz data has found that generally, this is an excellent month to save big on your airfare. If you’re thinking of flying to Istanbul during June, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is the least affordable time of year to travel.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
When you search for flights on Orbitz, select “Filter by flexible change policies.” This filter will quickly find all the airlines offering free cancellation and no change fees. That means you can breathe easy knowing that if things unexpectedly change, your ticket can too.
What do I need for the flight to Istanbul?
The trick to having a smooth and stress-free flight is to arrive prepared. Below are a few handy tips to keep in mind before you take off:

  • You’ll need proof of identification such as a current passport. To avoid delays while checking in, make sure you book your tickets using the same name as your official ID. It’s smart to have electronic copies of your travel documents too, just to be safe!
  • If you’re jetting directly to Istanbul, chances are you’re going to be airborne for quite a while. Bring some snacks and entertainment to keep you busy. Now is the time to get stuck into that book you’ve been dying to read!
  • Long-haul trips can get seriously cold, especially if you’re flying throughout the night. If you prefer not to curl up to a stranger for warmth, pack a sweater and some wool socks.

How many direct flights are there to Istanbul?
Right now, there are 1,538 direct flights every month to Istanbul. When it comes to airlines that will take you there, you’re spoiled for choice. Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot and UIA are some of the most sought-after. Uzbekistan Airways, Saudia and Air Astana are other reliable carriers that offer nonstop services.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Istanbul?
There are ways of booking business or first-class tickets to Istanbul that won’t burn through your wallet. Pick up a seat in the pointy end of the plane for less with these useful tips:

  • Flexibility is essential. By being open to various travel dates, you’ll have a better chance of finding a deal on first or business-class airfares.
  • Look for a low-cost carrier that offers seats in business class. They usually come with extra legroom and a glass of bubbly — and a more attractive price.
  • Bid for an upgrade in online auctions or upgrade your ticket through your flight loyalty scheme.

How to get into Istanbul from the airport?
If you prefer the convenience of having your own set of wheels, book a Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW) car rental with one of the reputable suppliers at Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW). Payless and Avis have some fantastic rides to choose from. Once you’ve jumped in the driver’s seat, the heart of Istanbul is around 19 miles to the west. Or, maybe you’d rather take a taxi into town and rent a car from the downtown area after you’ve found your bearings? Istanbul car rentals always has plenty of fantastic deals available.
What is the best time to go to Istanbul?
Anytime is a great time to visit Istanbul, but are the busiest months. Like most of the Northern Hemisphere, summer starts June 20. If you’d like to hang out in a light T-shirt than a heavy winter jacket, this time of year would be perfect for you. Expect average daytime highs of 80undefined and nighttime lows around 70undefined.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.