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Cheap flights to Istanbul from $990

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 20/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
AKL — IST
14 Apr — 21 Apr1
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Flights to Istanbul in 2024

Find the latest flights to Istanbul in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 116,713 searches and data was last updated on 9 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

November

Average price

$2,927

Return from

$1,717

One-way from

$990
High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Auckland Intl to Istanbul
One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Istanbul

Cheap flights to Istanbul in April & May 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Istanbul in April and May 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 116,713 searches and data was last updated on 9 April 2024.
Check out some of the flights available from low prices to Istanbul in April and May 2024. Deals update frequently so be sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for.
Fri 10/521:00AKL - IST
1 stop44h 30mChina Eastern
Fri 17/514:00IST - AKL
1 stop40h 45mChina Eastern
Deal found 8/4$1,717
Mon 6/513:15AKL - IST
2 stops38h 40mOman Air
Sun 12/500:55IST - AKL
2 stops40h 50mOman Air
Deal found 7/4$1,946
Fri 10/521:00AKL - IST
1 stop44h 30mChina Eastern
Fri 17/514:00IST - AKL
1 stop40h 45mChina Eastern
Deal found 7/4$1,971
Mon 6/500:25AKL - IST
2 stops51h 30mMultiple Airlines
Mon 13/500:55IST - AKL
2 stops25h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/4$1,972
Mon 6/521:00AKL - IST
1 stop44h 30mChina Eastern
Mon 13/513:55IST - AKL
1 stop40h 50mChina Eastern
Deal found 7/4$2,050
Tue 7/513:15AKL - IST
2 stops62h 40mOman Air
Mon 13/500:55IST - AKL
2 stops25h 30mOman Air
Deal found 7/4$2,057
Tue 7/521:00AKL - IST
1 stop44h 30mChina Eastern
Tue 14/514:00IST - AKL
1 stop40h 45mChina Eastern
Deal found 7/4$2,082
Tue 7/506:30AKL - SAW
2 stops49h 40mBatik Air
Mon 13/500:40SAW - AKL
2 stops43h 05mBatik Air
Deal found 7/4$2,134
Mon 6/519:55AKL - IST
2 stops53h 15mAsiana Airlines
Mon 13/517:40IST - AKL
2 stops36h 25mAsiana Airlines
Deal found 7/4$2,157

Istanbul 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Istanbul in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 116,713 searches and data were last updated on 9 April 2024.
The lowest fares on flights travelling to Istanbul in April and May 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Fri 10/521:00AKL - IST
1 stop44h 30mChina Eastern
Fri 17/514:00IST - AKL
1 stop40h 45mChina Eastern
Deal found 8/4$1,717
Wed 16/1014:00AKL - IST
2 stops38h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 30/1001:00IST - AKL
2 stops49h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/4$1,879
Mon 6/513:15AKL - IST
2 stops38h 40mOman Air
Sun 12/500:55IST - AKL
2 stops40h 50mOman Air
Deal found 7/4$1,946
Fri 10/521:00AKL - IST
1 stop44h 30mChina Eastern
Fri 17/514:00IST - AKL
1 stop40h 45mChina Eastern
Deal found 7/4$1,971
Mon 6/500:25AKL - IST
2 stops51h 30mMultiple Airlines
Mon 13/500:55IST - AKL
2 stops25h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/4$1,972
Thu 22/813:15AKL - IST
2 stops62h 40mOman Air
Mon 30/900:55IST - AKL
2 stops25h 30mOman Air
Deal found 8/4$1,996
Mon 14/1011:05AKL - IST
1 stop28h 30mTurkish Airlines
Mon 28/1017:10IST - AKL
1 stop30h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 6/4$2,031
Thu 22/810:05AKL - IST
1 stop39h 20mTurkish Airlines
Mon 30/901:35IST - AKL
1 stop24h 50mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 8/4$2,039
Mon 6/521:00AKL - IST
1 stop44h 30mChina Eastern
Mon 13/513:55IST - AKL
1 stop40h 50mChina Eastern
Deal found 7/4$2,050

One-way flights to Istanbul

Explore one-way flight options to Istanbul for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 116,713 searches and data was last updated on 9 April 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights departing to Istanbul in the near future. Users can also find round-trip Istanbul flights by using the search form above.
Mon 20/520:40AKL - SAW
3 stops59h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 8/4$990
Mon 20/506:15AKL - IST
3 stops57h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 8/4$1,026
Mon 20/521:25AKL - IST
2 stops47h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 8/4$1,106
Mon 20/521:25AKL - SAW
2 stops47h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 8/4$1,122
Wed 19/621:25AKL - IST
2 stops47h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 8/4$1,132
Mon 24/607:30AKL - IST
2 stops58h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 8/4$1,139
Tue 25/607:30AKL - IST
3 stops44h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 8/4$1,141
Thu 20/606:00AKL - SAW
3 stops56h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 8/4$1,147
Sat 22/621:00AKL - IST
1 stop44h 30mChina Eastern
Deal found 8/4$1,159

Find flights to Istanbul within your budget

Locate flights to Istanbul that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 116,713 searches and data was last updated on 9 April 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$1,717 - $2,793

Route

Departure

Return

Price

Auckland IntlIstanbul

AKL - IST

AKLIST

Auckland Intl

Fri 10/5

1 stop44h 30m

Istanbul

Fri 17/5

1 stop40h 45m

$1,717

Auckland IntlIstanbul

AKL - IST

AKLIST

Auckland Intl

Mon 6/5

2 stops38h 40m

Istanbul

Sun 12/5

2 stops40h 50m

$1,946

Auckland IntlIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen

AKL - SAW

AKLSAW

Auckland Intl

Tue 7/5

2 stops49h 40m

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Mon 13/5

2 stops43h 05m

$2,134

Auckland IntlIstanbul

AKL - IST

AKLIST

Auckland Intl

Mon 6/5

2 stops53h 15m

Istanbul

Mon 13/5

2 stops36h 25m

$2,157

Auckland IntlIstanbul

AKL - IST

AKLIST

Auckland Intl

Mon 6/5

2 stops37h 25m

Istanbul

Mon 13/5

1 stop40h 50m

$2,255

Auckland IntlIstanbul

AKL - IST

AKLIST

Auckland Intl

Sun 26/5

1 stop28h 05m

Istanbul

Wed 29/5

1 stop23h 20m

$2,383

Auckland IntlIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen

AKL - SAW

AKLSAW

Auckland Intl

Mon 6/5

1 stop31h 55m

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Mon 13/5

1 stop21h 40m

$2,562

Auckland IntlIstanbul

AKL - IST

AKLIST

Auckland Intl

Sun 26/5

2 stops32h 20m

Istanbul

Thu 30/5

2 stops38h 40m

$2,773

Auckland IntlIstanbul

AKL - IST

AKLIST

Auckland Intl

Fri 10/5

2 stops48h 30m

Istanbul

Fri 17/5

2 stops48h 55m

$2,793

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Average price of flights to Istanbul by month

Plan your trip to Istanbul by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Istanbul is currently $1,107 while a return flight costs $2,302. Price data was last updated on 31 March 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Istanbul (average of $1,259). Flying to Istanbul in September will prove the most costly (average of $1,682). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$2,288

February

$2,112

March

$2,090

April

$2,275

May

$2,328

June

$2,600

July

$2,773

August

$2,597

September

$2,793

October

$2,490

November

$2,339

December

$2,771

Temperature and rainfall in Istanbul by month

Plan your trip to Istanbul by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

IST

Temperature

5 - 23 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Istanbul, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 23.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 5.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Istanbul?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The best time to book flights to Istanbul is 23 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Istanbul?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on 31 March 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Istanbul should consider flying on Wednesday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Friday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Istanbul

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Istanbul. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Istanbul. Reviews last updated 9 April 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown China Eastern, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very Good
624 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.6

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

8.5
Very Good
624 reviews
8.5
Very Good
624 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.6

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

8.3
Very Good
672 reviews
8.5
Very Good
624 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.6

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

8.3
Very Good
1,498 reviews
8.5
Very Good
624 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.6

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

8.1
Very Good
4,106 reviews
8.5
Very Good
624 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.5

Crew

8.6

Food

8.2

Entertainment

7.9

Reviews

1 / 10

Was good, not great. Food ok. Screen small, but selection normal. Lots of storage. Bed ok.

  • How long is the flight to Istanbul?

    There are at least five New Zealand airports offering flights to Istanbul. Journey times vary depending on whether they are destined for Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW). For example, departures from Auckland International Airport (AKL) to Istanbul Airport only last about 26h 35min, but those to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen generally have minimum durations of 33h 45min. Flights from Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Wellington Airport (WLG) also follow this pattern. From the former, travel times to Istanbul Airport are approximately 30h, and to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, it’s close to 34h. From Wellington, you should expect journeys lasting around 32h 30min and 33h 45min to the respective airports in the Turkish city.

  • Are there direct flights to Istanbul?

    Unfortunately, direct flights from New Zealand to Istanbul are not currently available. You can get one-stop flights from Auckland and Christchurch, with connections via Singapore, to Istanbul Airport, lasting about 29h 35min and 29h 55min respectively. One-stop flights connecting through Dubai to the same airport are also possible from Auckland, with travel times of around 27h. The better Istanbul flight deals with two connections depart from Christchurch, via Auckland and Singapore, to Istanbul Airport, and these last approximately 29h 45min. Comparable times are available from Auckland (roughly 30h 35min via Kuala Lumpur and Dubai), with departures from Wellington and Dunedin Airport (DUD) connecting at Christchurch and Singapore lasting about 32h 30min. There’s flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, all with the same flight time of roughly 33h 45min via Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.

  • How do you get from Istanbul Airport to the city centre?

    From Istanbul Airport, Istanbul, your travel options are airport taxi, car hire, hotel or airport shuttle as well as Uber rideshare, which should take about 35min to reach Sirkeci Railway Station downtown. Public transport is available via IETT and Havaist buses from the airport complex with connections to the Istanbul metro, but these journeys usually last a minimum of 2h 30min and are not convenient with heavy luggage. Similar travel options pertain to travel from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen to the city centre. Taxis, car hire, airport and hotel shuttles in addition to Uber offer transport times of around 35min to Central Istanbul. Combinations of IETT bus and Istanbul metro take approximately 2h 40min, but if you consider ferry rides as part of your journey, travel time is reduced to about 2h.

  • What are some things to do in Istanbul?

    Istanbul (or Constantinople, as it has been known since antiquity) is unquestionably one of the world’s most remarkable cities. Straddling both sides of Bosporus Strait, Istanbul has always been the dividing line between the continents of Europe and Asia. This unique geography lies at the heart of its famous historical and religious narratives. Modern-day Istanbul is an interesting city to explore, especially at night when the illuminated minarets of Hagia Sophia compel you to pause in admiration. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a central attraction in a city full of wonders, and millions flock here each year just for a glimpse. No one should visit Istanbul without trying Turkish coffee or mint tea. Try one of the many cafes, and the Mediterranean cuisine is just as famous and popular. Meatballs, shish kebabs and rice are among the most common foods, and baklava commonly regarded as the definition of Turkish delight.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Istanbul?

    New Zealanders with current passports do not require a visa to visit Istanbul, Turkey and can stay up to three months.

  • What does IST mean?

    Great question - IST just means Istanbul Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights! This flight destination has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI), İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (KCO), Tekirdag Corlu Airport (TEQ).

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Istanbul if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Istanbul on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • Where can I fly direct to Istanbul from?

    At the moment, Cheapflights users can find direct flights to Istanbul from {2} origins, with {3} being the most popular.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Istanbul?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, China Eastern is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Istanbul.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Istanbul?

    null is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Istanbul. One-way flights to null typically cost null, while return flights cost around null.

  • How much is a return flight to Istanbul?

    A return flight to Istanbul will typically cost around $206, however they can be found for as little as $258.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Istanbul depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Istanbul, Auckland offers the quickest one-way flight (25 hours 30 minutes).

  • Which airport is closest to Gwangalli Beach?

    If being close to Istanbul is important to you, you’ll want to land at Incheon Intl Airport.

  • Does Istanbul Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Istanbul Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Istanbul Airport?

    Yes. Istanbul Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. havalimanına yakın konumda daire is the closest property to Istanbul Airport (0.0 km away from Istanbul Airport).

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