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About Flights to Istanbul

Summary info about Istanbul flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

R4 344

Best Return Price

R6 356

Fastest flight time

14h 15m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Istanbul from South Africa in the last 72 hours is R4 344 (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul).
The best return flight price to Istanbul from South Africa in the last 72 hours is R6 356 (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen).
The fastest flight to Istanbul from South Africa takes 14h 15m (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Istanbul, including Egypt Air, Qatar Airways and Emirates.

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 Airport (IST)

Typically, flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg are cheaper when flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul, which has an average price of R8 738

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTMarch15% cheaperFlying from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Istanbul costs on average just R7 458 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTDecember24% more expensiveIt costs about R10 796 for flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTSeptember375% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in September than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Istanbul?

The best price found on momondo to Istanbul was R639/pp from Dalaman, which is 93% 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.

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 R7 458. 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 R8 049.

We recommend purchasing flights from South Africa to Istanbul 20 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 R8 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 R6 356 in the past 72 hours.

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).

With an average price of R8 554 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.

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

At 30,4 km away, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul is the closest to Sultanahmet Meydani.



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
Qatar Airways
May 30
JNB9:55Johannesburg OR Tambo
22h 15m
1 stop
SAW8:10Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Jun 4
SAW10:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
20h 10m
1 stop
JNB6:55Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
Jun 1
JNB3:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 25m
1 stop
SAW8:10Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Jun 6
SAW10:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
13h 55m
1 stop
JNB0:40Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
Aug 16
JNB3:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
33h 30m
1 stop
IST13:15Istanbul
Aug 23
IST9:20Istanbul
15h 20m
1 stop
JNB0:40Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
May 31
JNB3:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
33h 30m
1 stop
IST13:15Istanbul
Jun 9
IST9:20Istanbul
15h 20m
1 stop
JNB0:40Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
Sep 4
JNB9:55Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 20m
1 stop
IST13:15Istanbul
Sep 16
IST9:20Istanbul
15h 20m
1 stop
JNB0:40Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
Jun 6
JNB3:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
33h 30m
1 stop
IST13:15Istanbul
Jun 13
IST9:20Istanbul
15h 20m
1 stop
JNB0:40Johannesburg 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, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways
Egypt Air
Jun 1
JNB17:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 15m
1 stop
IST8:00Istanbul
Egypt Air
Jun 6
JNB17:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 15m
1 stop
IST8:00Istanbul
Egypt Air
Jul 27
JNB17:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 15m
1 stop
IST8:00Istanbul

Which airlines fly to Istanbul?

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

Which airlines fly to Istanbul?

Qatar Airways is the airline most momondo users in South Africa opt for when booking flights to Istanbul. Emirates, Turkish Airlines and SAUDIA are also popular choices when flying to Istanbul from South Africa. Most major airlines flying from South Africa to Istanbul will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.


Best first class flights to Istanbul

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to Istanbul
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
Turkish AirlinesPriceFrom R5 972First ClassRating
8,2
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  • The starting price for Business class flights to Istanbul is around R29 491, although prices may vary based on origin, travel dates, and preferred airline. Some Business class flyers have reported tickets as low as R23 628 (last found on May 15) when flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.

  • Looking to upgrade from Economy? The most popular airline with flights to Istanbul, Qatar Airways, has the following Premium Cabin options: Business. Departing from another origin or choosing a different airline may open up more travel alternatives, if you are still undecided.


    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
    Johannesburg to Istanbul Flights
    Fastest flight time9h 40m
    Cheapest priceR6 500
    Cape Town to Istanbul Flights
    Fastest flight time10h 35m
    Cheapest priceR6 723
    Durban to Istanbul Flights
    Fastest flight time22h 15m
    Cheapest priceR6 931

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    Why use momondo?

    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.

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

    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.

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