The best price found on momondo to Istanbul was R1 483/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.
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 208. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of March, then book flights to Istanbul from South Africa during February instead. Flights to Istanbul in February, while not as cheap as those in March, still average around R7 776.
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 R8 426. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Istanbul from South Africa for as low as R7 530 on momondo.
The cheapest day to depart from South Africa to Istanbul is on a Wednesday. Travellers who choose to depart for Istanbul on a Wednesday will often find tickets for as low as R8 189. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to depart from South Africa because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around R8 977.
Flying to Istanbul from South Africa in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as R7 719 when looking at flights departing in the morning. Try not to purchase tickets in the afternoon because they tend to be around R11 650. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.
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 R6 624 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.