Cheap flights to Istanbul

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Flights to Istanbul in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceS$ 1,012Average for return flights in May 2022
Return fromS$ 703From Singapore Changi to Istanbul
One-way fromS$ 406One-way flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Istanbul

Cheap flights to Istanbul in May, June 2022

The best prices found for TR5 flights for May, June
12 Jun - 22 Jun
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

2 stops

37h 05m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

2 stops

31h 45m
S$ 893

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

23 Jun - 20 Jul
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

2 stops

26h 45m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

2 stops

18h 15m
S$ 905

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

30 Jun - 28 Jul
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

2 stops

29h 50m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

2 stops

20h 35m
S$ 909

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul found for this year
30 Sep - 13 Oct
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

21h 30m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

16h 50m
S$ 703

Gulf Air

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Deal found 23/5/22

19 Oct - 3 Nov
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

21h 30m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

16h 40m
S$ 755

Gulf Air

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Deal found 25/5/22

7 Sep - 20 Sep
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

21h 30m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

16h 50m
S$ 758

Gulf Air

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Deal found 23/5/22

Last minute flights to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul, departing today and this week
31 May - 6 Jun
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

2 stops

51h 05m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

2 stops

28h 20m
S$ 938

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/5/22

31 May - 6 Jun
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

2 stops

51h 05m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

2 stops

28h 20m
S$ 958

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

30 May - 6 Jun
SIN

Singapore Changi

IST

Istanbul

2 stops

27h 40m
IST

Istanbul

SIN

Singapore Changi

1 stop

13h 45m
S$ 1,093

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 23/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul?

The cheapest ticket to Istanbul found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

S$ 746

February

S$ 824

March

S$ 821

April

S$ 823

May

S$ 910

June

S$ 1,050

July

S$ 928

August

S$ 905

September

S$ 945

October

S$ 839

November

S$ 843

December

S$ 854

January is currently the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul. At this moment in time June is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Istanbul?

Average Istanbul flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SIN - IST

Price

S$ 745 - S$ 1,183

IST

Temperature

5 - 23 °C

IST

Rainfall

10 - 100 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Istanbul?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Istanbul, you should look to book at least 17 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Cheap flights to Istanbul are a snip since low-cost giant easyJet has injected some competition into the London-Istanbul route. The city’s location is dramatic. Perched on the Bosphorus Strait, half is in Europe, half in Asia. Istanbul’s glorious imperial history includes stints as the capital city of four empires – Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman.

Istanbul’s rich cultural heritage is apparent in the cobbled stones of the vast Grand Bazaar that hubbubs with the sounds of traders and tourists, in the Aya Sofya (Church of the Holy Wisdom, also known by Haghia Sophia, its Greek name), and in the Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi), the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans for more than 400 years.

Turkish food is magnificent, faves are testi kebab, mercimek corbasi (red lentil soup), kofte (meatballs), imam bayildi (an eggplant and tomato dish, the name of which translates as “the priest wept” to represent its sheer deliciousness), borek (a pastry of which there are hundreds of varieties) and baklava.

Of course, no trip to Istanbul could be complete without a visit to a traditional hamam (bathhouse) or a ferry trip from Eminönü (Europe) to Anadolu Kavagi (Asia).

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Istanbul climate

Hot in summer, Istanbul’s daytime temperatures are often in the high-20s (Celsius). July and August are the hottest months with the least amount of humidity and rainfall. December and January temperatures are typically in the very low single digits, but seem colder because this is also the most humid time of year. Heavy snowfalls are not unusual during the winter. Spring and autumn are the nicest times to visit with temperatures in the teens and 20s.The yearly rainfall is about 66cm (26in), and most of it falls between November and February.

When is the best time to fly to Istanbul?

Peak Season:

Istanbul’s tourist season runs from April to the end of October. July and August are the busiest months. If you plan on visiting during these months, it’s recommended to search for Turkey flights far in advance.

Off Season:

The chill and wetness of winter fends off most visitors, but you will find fewer crowds and lower hotel rates.

Shoulder Season:

The shoulder seasons of April through June and September through October have mild weather, fewer tourists, and slightly lower hotel prices.

Getting around Istanbul

There are a lot of ways of getting around Istanbul, but the best way to explore is on foot. If walking isn’t your thing, you can always get a rechargeable Akbil transit pass, which you can buy at special kiosks and offers discounted fares on the local buses, trams, metro lines and ferries. 

Ferries and catamarans will provide great views as you float along the Golden Horn or cruise up the Bosphorus. 

Buses go all over the city, but are usually slow and crowded. Take note that you need to buy bus tickets from ticket stands before boarding. 

The metro is a good way to avoid traffic jams, and trams provide some great views of the city. 

Like many cities, public transport is crowded during rush hours. Ride in comfort by hailing a dolmus (shared minibus taxi) along its route, or picking it up at a dolmus stand. These shared minibuses cost less than regular taxis. When you board you should always give the driver your destination and ask what the cost will be. 

If you have your hotel call for a private yellow taxi, make sure the meter is running before you leave.

What is good to know if travelling to Istanbul?

  • Istanbul is a bustling, busy city. If you feel like a break – and want to experience the “two continents” aspect of the city – take a ferry ride along the Bosphorus River. The boat stops at points on both the European and Asian side as it makes its way to the Black Sea. It is a relaxing way of seeing many of the best architectural sites in the city.
  • Despite most tourist’s beliefs, shopping doesn’t begin and end with the Grand Bazaar. Head for Bagdat Caddesi, one of the most upmarket streets in the city, for some expensive (window) shopping. The street is on the Asian side of the city. To get there from the European side, take a ferry to Kadikoy and continue on a dolmus.
  • If you want a view of the city from on high, head to the Galata Tower. A huge stone circular landmark, it was the lookout in the city walls of the Genoese town of Galata. The panorama lookout at the top is open from 9am to 5pm daily, or to 7pm during the summer. It costs a few dollars. There is also a restaurant and nightclub at the top of the tower.
  • Arrive thirsty – everywhere you go you will be offered tea or coffee. Though Turkish coffee, the distinctive, slightly bitter, dark blend, is better known throughout the world, in fact tea is the drink that prevails through most of the day. If you’re shopping in a bazaar or just looking, you’ll almost certainly be offered a cup of tea. Though not rude to refuse the offer, accepting (with a caveat of “I’m not going to buy anything” if necessary) is much more friendly. All tea is served in a glass cup. Especially popular with tourists is apple tea, called elma cai.
  • Even if you didn’t plan to buy one, you may well leave Istanbul with a carpet packed into your suitcase. If you want to buy the traditional kilim, however, it is better to leave the city – especially the Grand Bazaar – to the rest of the tourists and head for the small nearby towns in the countryside where the carpets are made.

Istanbul airports

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