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Fares from $1,034 One Way, $1,034 Round Trip from San Francisco to Istanbul

Prices starting at $1,034 for return flights and $1,034 for one-way flights to Istanbul were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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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.

Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from San Francisco to Istanbul?

Get your passport ready, because Turkish Airlines will take you straight from San Francisco to Istanbul. Book your plane ticket now and enjoy a hassle-free, nonstop flight.

What is the shortest flight from San Francisco to Istanbul?

At least 13 hours and 5 minutes long, the trip from San Francisco to Istanbul is classed as a long-haul flight. Try to catch a few hours of sleep while you're in the air to arrive feeling refreshed.

What airlines fly from San Francisco (and vicinity) to Istanbul (and vicinity) most frequently?

If you want the airline with the most flights from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.), buckle up and take off with Turkish Airlines. This airline offers 28 monthly flights along this route.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Istanbul?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Istanbul have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Istanbul with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Istanbul without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.