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Cheap flight deals to Istanbul

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Istanbul that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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08:10 - 06:50AUH-SAW
23h 40m1 stop
22:30 - 03:55SAW-AUH
4h 25mdirect
AED 518
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Thu, 16 May - Mon, 20 May
08:10 - 06:50AUH-SAW
23h 40m1 stop
00:20 - 12:20SAW-AUH
11h 00m1 stop
AED 529
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Sun, 12 May - Mon, 13 May
04:50 - 08:35SHJ-SAW
4h 45mdirect
22:25 - 03:50SAW-SHJ
4h 25mdirect
AED 540Pegasus Airlines
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Thu, 2 May - Sun, 5 May
04:50 - 08:35SHJ-SAW
4h 45mdirect
00:50 - 06:15SAW-SHJ
4h 25mdirect
AED 566Pegasus Airlines
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Tue, 7 May - Fri, 10 May
03:20 - 07:05SHJ-SAW
4h 45mdirect
20:30 - 02:00SAW-SHJ
4h 30mdirect
AED 639Ajet
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Sun, 19 May - Fri, 24 May
03:20 - 07:05SHJ-SAW
4h 45mdirect
20:30 - 02:00SAW-SHJ
4h 30mdirect
AED 694Ajet
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Sun, 5 May - Wed, 8 May
02:20 - 06:20AUH-IST
5h 00mdirect
07:25 - 12:55IST-AUH
4h 30mdirect
AED 837Etihad Airways
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Sat, 25 May - Mon, 3 Jun
03:00 - 13:00DXB-SAW
11h 00m1 stop
13:50 - 01:05SAW-DXB
10h 15m1 stop
AED 867flynas
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Thu, 23 May - Mon, 27 May
02:20 - 06:20AUH-IST
5h 00mdirect
07:25 - 12:55IST-AUH
4h 30mdirect
AED 870Etihad Airways
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Sat, 25 May - Sun, 2 Jun
16:15 - 23:50DXB-SAW
8h 35m1 stop
13:50 - 01:05SAW-DXB
10h 15m1 stop
AED 918flynas
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Wed, 8 May - Tue, 14 May

Flights to Istanbul - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Istanbul to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest flight to Istanbul?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
The flight route Dubai to Istanbul was the most popular route on KAYAK over the last 3 days. A return flight could be found for AED 786. Also in the last 3 days, Sharjah was the most budget-friendly place to find a flight to Istanbul with one-way tickets at AED 848 and AED 1,899 return.

How much is a flight to Istanbul?

The average and cheapest price for all flights to Istanbul from each origin found by users searching on KAYAK in the last month.
On average, a flight to Istanbul costs AED 1,513. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost AED 362 and departed from Abu Dhabi. The most popular routes on KAYAK are Abu Dhabi to Istanbul which costs AED 1,831 on average, and Sharjah to Istanbul, which costs AED 1,609 on average.
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What is the cheapest day to fly to Istanbul?

The average price of all flights to Istanbul clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Istanbul is Wednesday where tickets can be as cheap as AED 1,168. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Sunday, where prices are AED 1,247 on average.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Istanbul?

The average price for all flights to Istanbul depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Istanbul is generally at night, when flights cost AED 1,197 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Istanbul is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is AED 1,654.

What is a good deal for flights to Istanbul?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Istanbul, 25% of our users found tickets to Istanbul for the following prices or less: From Sharjah AED 468 one-way - AED 1,103 return, from Abu Dhabi AED 916 one-way - AED 1,296 return, from Dubai AED 922 one-way - AED 1,632 return.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Istanbul, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 88 days before departure.

Which is the cheapest airport to fly into in Istanbul?

Prices will differ depending on the departure airport, but generally, the cheapest airport to fly to in Istanbul is Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, with an average flight price of AED 822.

Which airlines fly to Istanbul?

If you’re traveling from United Arab Emirates, you might fly to Istanbul with flydubai, Turkish Airlines, or Etihad Airways as they are the most frequent flyers. See the amount of flights per week for popular airlines flying to Istanbul.

Which airline offers the most flights to Istanbul?

Of the 2 airlines that fly to Istanbul, Turkish Airlines offers the most flights, with around 1,188 per week, followed by Pegasus Airlines with 655 flights per week.

How many airports are there in Istanbul?

There are 5 airports in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST), Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Tekirdag Corlu Airport (TEQ), Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI) and İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (KCO). The busiest airport is Istanbul Airport (IST), with 76% of all flights arriving there.

How long is the flight to Istanbul?

The duration of your flight to Istanbul depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Istanbul on KAYAK are from Sharjah, which takes 4h 30m, Abu Dhabi, which takes 4h 40m, and Dubai, which takes 9h 42m.

How many direct flights to Istanbul are there each day?

There are around 26 direct flights from within United Arab Emirates to Istanbul every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 09:00 the most common departure time and 35% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Istanbul are there each week?

Each week there are around 181 direct flights from within United Arab Emirates to Istanbul. The most common day for departures is Sunday, with 15% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Istanbul each week?

There are not any long-haul (6-12 hour flight duration) or short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Istanbul. Instead, there are 186 medium-haul flights (3-6 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Dubai.

How many cities have direct flights to Istanbul?

From the United Arab Emirates, there are direct flights to Istanbul from 3 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Dubai, with 112 direct flights each week.

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Cheapest flight

AED 231
Flight from Sharjah to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport

When to book flights to Istanbul

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Istanbul based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to Istanbul based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Istanbul flights

  • What is the cheapest flight to Istanbul?

    The flight route Dubai to Istanbul was the most popular route on KAYAK over the last 3 days. A return flight could be found for AED 786. Also in the last 3 days, Sharjah was the most budget-friendly place to find a flight to Istanbul with one-way tickets at AED 848 and AED 1,899 return.

  • Which Istanbul airport is closest to central Istanbul?

    Out of the 2 airports in Istanbul, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the nearest to the city center (32 km). You'll travel 34 km to reach the center of Istanbul if you land in Istanbul Airport

  • How much is a flight to Istanbul?

    On average, a flight to Istanbul costs AED 1,513. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost AED 362 and departed from Abu Dhabi Zayed Intl Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Istanbul?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Istanbul.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Istanbul?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Istanbul is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Istanbul?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Istanbul with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Istanbul?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Istanbul up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Istanbul

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Istanbul flight deals.

Prefer to fly direct to Istanbul?

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Direct departures

United Arab Emirates to Istanbul

Monday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +106 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +107 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +108 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +109 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +107 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +108 more

Thursday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +107 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +108 more

Friday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +108 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +109 more

Saturday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +106 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +107 more

Sunday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +110 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +111 more

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Direct returns

Istanbul to United Arab Emirates

Monday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +106 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +107 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +108 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +109 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +107 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +108 more

Thursday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +107 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +108 more

Friday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +108 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +109 more

Saturday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +106 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +107 more

Sunday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, +110 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +111 more

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Istanbul found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
16/5Thu
1 stop
23h 40mAUH-SAW
20/5Mon
direct
4h 25mSAW-AUH
AED 518
12/5Sun
1 stop
23h 40mAUH-SAW
13/5Mon
1 stop
11h 00mSAW-AUH
AED 529
2/5Thu
directPegasus Airlines
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
5/5Sun
directPegasus Airlines
4h 25mSAW-SHJ
AED 540
7/5Tue
directPegasus Airlines
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
10/5Fri
directPegasus Airlines
4h 25mSAW-SHJ
AED 566
19/5Sun
directAjet
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
24/5Fri
directAjet
4h 30mSAW-SHJ
AED 639
5/5Sun
directAjet
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
8/5Wed
directAjet
4h 30mSAW-SHJ
AED 694
25/5Sat
directEtihad Airways
5h 00mAUH-IST
3/6Mon
directEtihad Airways
4h 30mIST-AUH
AED 837
23/5Thu
1 stopflynas
11h 00mDXB-SAW
27/5Mon
1 stopflynas
10h 15mSAW-DXB
AED 867
25/5Sat
directEtihad Airways
5h 00mAUH-IST
2/6Sun
directEtihad Airways
4h 30mIST-AUH
AED 870
8/5Wed
1 stopflynas
8h 35mDXB-SAW
14/5Tue
1 stopflynas
10h 15mSAW-DXB
AED 918

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Istanbul found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/5Wed
directPegasus Airlines
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
AED 231
8/5Wed
directPegasus Airlines
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
AED 268
13/5Mon
1 stop
25h 30mAUH-SAW
AED 279
3/6Mon
1 stop
23h 40mAUH-SAW
AED 283
10/5Fri
directAjet
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
AED 338
6/5Mon
directAjet
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
AED 342
28/4Sun
directAir Arabia
4h 50mSHJ-IST
AED 433
1/5Wed
directAir Arabia
4h 50mSHJ-IST
AED 444
30/4Tue
directAir Arabia Abu Dhabi
4h 50mAUH-SAW
AED 444
30/4Tue
directAir Arabia Abu Dhabi
4h 50mAUH-SAW
AED 474

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Recent domestic flight deals

15/5Wed
directTurkish Airlines
1h 15mESB-IST
20/5Mon
directTurkish Airlines
1h 15mIST-ESB
AED 140
15/5Wed
directAjet
1h 00mESB-SAW
20/5Mon
multi-stopAjet
7h 55mSAW-ESB
AED 158
6/5Mon
directPegasus Airlines
1h 10mADB-SAW
9/5Thu
directPegasus Airlines
1h 10mSAW-ADB
AED 228
19/5Sun
directPegasus Airlines
1h 05mESB-SAW
23/5Thu
directPegasus Airlines
1h 00mSAW-ESB
AED 228
15/5Wed
multi-stop
4h 20mESB-SAW
20/5Mon
multi-stop
13h 25mSAW-ESB
AED 907
15/5Wed
multi-stop
9h 00mESB-IST
20/5Mon
multi-stop
9h 55mIST-ESB
AED 1,924
23/6Sun
multi-stopAir Algerie
12h 20mAYT-IST
27/6Thu
multi-stopAir Algerie
9h 30mIST-AYT
AED 3,077
5/7Fri
multi-stopAzerbaijan Airlines
9h 45mAYT-IST
8/7Mon
multi-stopAzerbaijan Airlines
9h 10mIST-AYT
AED 3,092
16/6Sun
multi-stopAir Algerie
21h 25mAYT-IST
18/6Tue
multi-stopAir Algerie
9h 30mIST-AYT
AED 3,162
5/7Fri
multi-stopAzerbaijan Airlines
8h 15mAYT-IST
7/7Sun
multi-stopAzerbaijan Airlines
8h 35mIST-AYT
AED 4,234

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Last minute flights to Istanbul

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights to Istanbul that are departing in the next 10 days.
26/4Fri
directPegasus Airlines
4h 40mAUH-SAW
30/4Tue
directPegasus Airlines
4h 25mSAW-AUH
AED 610
26/4Fri
directAjet
4h 45mSHJ-SAW
1/5Wed
directAjet
4h 30mSAW-SHJ
AED 639
27/4Sat
multi-stop
23h 40mAUH-SAW
6/5Mon
direct
4h 25mSAW-AUH
AED 643
24/4Wed
multi-stop
8h 30mAUH-SAW
30/4Tue
direct
4h 25mSAW-AUH
AED 679
24/4Wed
multi-stop
8h 30mAUH-SAW
30/4Tue
direct
4h 25mSAW-AUH
AED 687
24/4Wed
multi-stopflynas
7h 55mDXB-SAW
30/4Tue
multi-stopflynas
10h 15mSAW-DXB
AED 936
25/4Thu
multi-stopflynas
8h 35mDXB-SAW
29/4Mon
multi-stopflynas
10h 15mSAW-DXB
AED 944
27/4Sat
directAir Arabia Abu Dhabi
4h 50mAUH-SAW
5/5Sun
directAir Arabia Abu Dhabi
4h 25mSAW-AUH
AED 977
26/4Fri
directAir Arabia
4h 30mSHJ-SAW
29/4Mon
directAir Arabia
4h 15mSAW-SHJ
AED 1,010
26/4Fri
directAir Arabia
4h 30mSHJ-SAW
4/5Sat
directAir Arabia
4h 15mSAW-SHJ
AED 1,021

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