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Cheap flights to Istanbul from R8 323

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a momondo user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Istanbul departing on 22/5. Fares may change, and may not be available for all flights or travel dates. Click the price to refresh the search for this deal.
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Istanbul flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in South Africa to Istanbul found recently by users on momondo
KLM
May 22
JNB23:15Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 45m
1 stop
SAW21:00Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Jun 5
SAW19:30Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
26h 50m
1 stop
JNB21:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air Algerie
Jul 18
JNB23:00Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 20m
1 stop
IST0:20Istanbul
Jul 24
IST16:25Istanbul
30h 05m
1 stop
JNB21:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air Algerie
Aug 1
JNB23:00Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 15m
1 stop
IST15:15Istanbul
Aug 8
IST5:00Istanbul
17h 30m
1 stop
JNB21:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air Algerie
Sep 19
JNB23:00Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 45m
1 stop
IST3:45Istanbul
Sep 26
IST5:15Istanbul
17h 15m
1 stop
JNB21:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air Algerie
Aug 15
JNB23:00Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 20m
1 stop
IST0:20Istanbul
Aug 29
IST5:00Istanbul
17h 30m
1 stop
JNB21:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
May 6
JNB20:15Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
1 stop
SAW18:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
May 10
SAW13:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
21h 10m
1 stop
JNB9:50Johannesburg OR Tambo

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Istanbul

If you're looking for one-way flights from South Africa to Istanbul, view some of our deals below provided by Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
May 19
DUR11:55Durban King Shaka Intl
23h 15m
2 stops
SAW12:10Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
May 11
DUR12:10Durban King Shaka Intl
23h 00m
2 stops
SAW12:10Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
May 9
JNB13:35Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 10m
1 stop
IST11:45Istanbul

Istanbul flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Istanbul flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul?

In general, February is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Istanbul. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around R9 561. If you are unable to visit Istanbul during the month of February, then departing from South Africa during the month May is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around R9 580.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Istanbul?

The best price found on momondo to Istanbul was R814/pp from Antalya, which is 80% cheaper than the average flight price to Istanbul. To find the cheapest price to Istanbul from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Istanbul?

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Istanbul from South Africa is on a Thursday. momondo users have found tickets for Thursday departures for as low as R10 800. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. The most expensive day to fly to Istanbul is Friday, with ticket prices averaging around R11 723.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Istanbul?

The cheapest time of day to fly to Istanbul is in the morning when flights can be purchased for as low as R10 511. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive, with an average ticket price of R14 164.

How long does it take to fly to Istanbul?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in South Africa, such as Johannesburg OR Tambo or Cape Town Intl, and flying into the most popular airport in Istanbul (Istanbul), then you can expect flight times to average 9h 55m and 11h 05m, respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Istanbul?

We recommend purchasing flights from South Africa to Istanbul 31 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Istanbul for R11 098.

Cheapest flights to Istanbul airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Istanbul airports from your nearest city or airport
Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Istanbul Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Johannesburg TO Istanbul

Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (JNB) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

Typically, flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg are cheaper when flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, which has an average price of R10 918

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTFebruary14% cheaperFlying from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Istanbul costs on average just R9 561 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTDecember30% more expensiveIt costs about R14 513 for flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTSeptember236% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in September than any other month

Cheap Istanbul flight deals and tips

Summary info about Istanbul flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

R5 352

Best Round-Trip Price

R8 323

Fastest flight time

9h 55m

Operated By

7 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Istanbul from South Africa in the last 72 hours is R5 352 (Durban King Shaka Intl to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen).
The best round-trip flight price to Istanbul from South Africa in the last 72 hours is R8 323 (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen).
The fastest flight to Istanbul from South Africa takes 9h 55m (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul).
There are 7 airlines operating flights to Istanbul, including KLM, Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Air.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Istanbul

Is there an alternative airport near Istanbul?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Istanbul is possible. If you are planning a flight to Istanbul, consider booking flights to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (32 km from Istanbul city centre).

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Istanbul?

With an average price of R4 175 per person, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Istanbul. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.

Are there flights to Beylikduzu?

Yes, if you fly to Istanbul in Istanbul which is the closest available airport to Beylikduzu (33,7 km away).

What’s the closest airport to İstiklal Caddesi?

At 31,5 km away, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul is the closest to İstiklal Caddesi.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Istanbul?

Prices for flights to Istanbul refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for flights to Istanbul?

How old do you have to be to fly to Istanbul?

The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their own age limitations. Flight duration, scheduling, and stopovers are among the considerations that may influence age limits. We recommend that you double-check with the airline you are booking with for travel to Istanbul.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Istanbul?

The necessary travel and health documents for your Istanbul trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's licence and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Istanbul?

Finding the right flight to Istanbul is quick and easy when you have a range of options in front of you, from reputable agents and recognisable airlines. These options can then be filtered down to find the best fit. That is what momondo does. We make finding flights to Istanbul quick and easy, saving you time and money.

Can I find flights to Istanbul with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo allows you to filter the results for flights to Istanbul to just show those with flexible booking policies.

How can momondo help me find flights to Istanbul?

momondo offers useful filters to help you find the right flight. Choose specific flight times, airports or even what payment method you prefer. We have numerous options to help you book your ideal flight to Istanbul.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Istanbul right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

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