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21 Apr — 28 Apr1
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Flights to Istanbul in 2024

Find the latest flights to Istanbul in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 194,272 searches and data was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

March

Average price

S$ 1,137

Return from

S$ 717

One-way from

S$ 397
High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Singapore Changi to Istanbul
One-way flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) to Istanbul

Average price of flights to Istanbul by month

Plan your trip to Istanbul by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Istanbul is currently S$ 0 while a return flight costs S$ 0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, April is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Istanbul (average of S$ 672). Flying to Istanbul in December will prove the most costly (average of S$ 896). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

S$ 1,041

February

S$ 1,003

March

S$ 995

April

S$ 917

May

S$ 996

June

S$ 1,186

July

S$ 1,114

August

S$ 1,166

September

S$ 1,168

October

S$ 1,112

November

S$ 1,100

December

S$ 1,223

Temperature and rainfall in Istanbul by month

Plan your trip to Istanbul by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

IST

Temperature

5 - 23 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Istanbul, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 23.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 5.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Istanbul, you should look to book at least 77 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.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Istanbul?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on 7 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Istanbul should consider flying on Friday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Friday mornings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Istanbul

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Istanbul. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Istanbul. Reviews last updated 16 April 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown IndiGo, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines to Istanbul. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
1,487 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.8

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Had a great experience with Singapore Airlines, staff was outstanding and the food was great 👍🏼 😊

8.3
Very Good
1,487 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,487 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.8

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Had a great experience with Singapore Airlines, staff was outstanding and the food was great 👍🏼 😊

8.1
Very Good
4,092 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,487 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.8

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Had a great experience with Singapore Airlines, staff was outstanding and the food was great 👍🏼 😊

7.9
Good
1,647 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,487 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.8

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Had a great experience with Singapore Airlines, staff was outstanding and the food was great 👍🏼 😊

7.8
Good
1,142 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,487 reviews

Entertainment

8.2

Food

7.8

Crew

8.7

Overall

8.3

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

Had a great experience with Singapore Airlines, staff was outstanding and the food was great 👍🏼 😊

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).

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.

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.

Related info for your journey

  • 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.

  • What does IST mean?

    This is defined as Istanbul Airport (IST). Codes like IST are often used to just call airports uniquely. Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI), İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (KCO), Tekirdag Corlu Airport (TEQ) are other airports near this flight destination and their unique identifiers/IATA codes.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Istanbul if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Istanbul on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Istanbul?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, China Eastern is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Istanbul.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Istanbul?

    null is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Istanbul. One-way flights to null typically cost null, while return flights cost around null.

  • How much is a return flight to Istanbul?

    A return flight to Istanbul will typically cost around S$ 250, however they can be found for as little as S$ 245.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Istanbul depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Istanbul, Singapore offers the quickest one-way flight (11 hours 10 minutes).

  • Does Istanbul Airport have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Istanbul Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Istanbul Airport?

    Yes. Istanbul Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. havalimanına yakın konumda daire is the closest property to Istanbul Airport (0.0 km away from Istanbul Airport).

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