Selected fares from San Francisco to Istanbul

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.

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Hotels in Istanbul

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Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul
5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (9 reviews)

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre and Taksim ...

$79

$79
Hotel Buyuk Keban
Hotel Buyuk Keban
Gencturk Caddesi No: 39, Istanbul
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Laleli, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sehzade Mosque and Suleymaniye Mosque. Grand Bazaar and Cemberlitas Bath are also within 1 mi (2 ...

$54

$54
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Istanbul
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Istanbul Congress Center and Taksim Square. Dolmabahce Palace and Galata Tower are also within ...

$99

$99
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport
Basin Ekspress Yolu, Fatih Cad., Istanbul
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (55 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from ArmoniPark Outlet Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mall of Istanbul and Ataturk Olympic Stadium. ...

$48

$48
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Istanbul
5.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated downtown, Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus is a 25-minute drive from Ataturk Airport. Guests can walk 15 minutes to Taksim Square, the city's hub, or drive ...

$114

$114
Abella Hotel
Abella Hotel
Küçükayasofya St. No:35, Istanbul
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the Strip, steps from Arasta Bazaar, Hippodrome, and Blue Mosque. Little Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern ...

$31

$31
Istanbul Gonen Hotel
Istanbul Gonen Hotel
Degirmenbahce Caddesi No:15, Istanbul
5.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of ArmoniPark Outlet Center and Istanbul Aydın University. Mall of ...

$60

$60
Grand Hotel Avcilar
Grand Hotel Avcilar
E-5 Yanyol No 66, Istanbul
3.0 out of 5.0
2.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated on the Strip, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Menekse Beach, Florya Ataturk Marine Mansion, and Florya Beach. Istanbul Aydın University and Torium ...

$42

$42
Albatros Hagia Sophia
Albatros Hagia Sophia
Prof. Kazim Gurkan Cad. No.12, Istanbul
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in Sultanahmet, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cagaloglu Hamami, Hagia Sophia, and Basilica Cistern. Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome are also within ...

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