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Cheapest flights to Istanbul airports

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

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Johannesburg TO Istanbul

Johannesburg (JNB) to Istanbul Airport (IST)

Typically, flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg are cheaper when flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul, which has an average price of R7 723

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURGMarch14% cheaperFlying from Johannesburg to Istanbul costs on average just R6 619 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURGDecember24% more expensiveIt costs about R9 569 for flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURGSeptember372% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Istanbul?

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Istanbul?

    The best price found on momondo to Istanbul was R1 362/pp from Budapest, which is 78% 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.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul?

    In general, March 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 R6 619. If you are unable to visit Istanbul during the month of March, then departing from South Africa during the month February is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around R7 142.

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

    We recommend purchasing flights from South Africa to Istanbul 17 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 R7 738. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Istanbul at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as R5 589 in the past 72 hours.

  • 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 Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as R7 539. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. The most expensive day to fly to Istanbul is Saturday, with ticket prices averaging around R8 237.

  • 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 R7 401. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive, with an average ticket price of R11 378.

  • 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 Airport (34 km from Istanbul city centre), Tekirdag Corlu Airport (89 km from Istanbul city centre), İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (99 km from Istanbul city centre) or Bursa Yenişehir Airport (99 km from Istanbul city centre).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Istanbul?

    With an average price of R6 176 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.


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
Egypt Air
Jun 4
JNB17:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 15m
1 stop
IST8:00Istanbul
Jun 12
IST14:35Istanbul
13h 35m
1 stop
JNB4:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
Jun 13
JNB17:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 15m
1 stop
IST8:00Istanbul
Jun 20
IST14:35Istanbul
13h 35m
1 stop
JNB4:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
Oct 21
JNB16:55Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 55m
1 stop
SAW8:50Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Oct 30
SAW21:30Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
14h 20m
1 stop
JNB11:50Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
Oct 21
JNB16:55Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 55m
1 stop
SAW8:50Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Oct 31
SAW16:15Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
14h 50m
1 stop
JNB7:05Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
May 17
JNB9:50Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 05m
1 stop
SAW0:55Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
May 24
SAW14:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
16h 30m
1 stop
JNB6:50Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
May 18
JNB9:50Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 05m
1 stop
SAW0:55Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
May 23
SAW14:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
16h 30m
1 stop
JNB6:50Johannesburg 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 Egypt Air, KLM and Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
May 26
JNB14:15Johannesburg OR Tambo
9h 35m
IST23:50Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
May 28
JNB14:15Johannesburg OR Tambo
9h 35m
IST23:50Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
Jun 5
JNB18:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
13h 50m
1 stop
SAW8:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Which airlines fly to Istanbul?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Istanbul

Airports near Istanbul

Below you will find all the airports in Istanbul along with their distance from the city centre

Popular routes to Istanbul

Most frequently searched flights to Istanbul along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Cape Town to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time13h 00m
Cheapest priceR5 349
Johannesburg to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time14h 55m
Cheapest priceR6 761
Durban to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time16h 25m
Cheapest priceR8 638

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