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RDU — IST
Apr 10 — Apr 171
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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 231,647 searches and data was last updated on April 5, 2024.

Popular in

April

Cheapest in

September

Average price

1,926﷼

Return from

612﷼

One-way from

495﷼
High demand for flights, 0% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Doha Hamad Intl to Istanbul
One-way flight from Doha Hamad Intl (DOH) 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 0﷼ while a return flight costs 0﷼. Price data was last updated on March 31, 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Istanbul (average of 331﷼). Flying to Istanbul in June will prove the most costly (average of 429﷼). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

1,390﷼

February

1,332﷼

March

1,205﷼

April

1,438﷼

May

1,383﷼

June

1,562﷼

July

1,492﷼

August

1,387﷼

September

1,321﷼

October

1,274﷼

November

1,350﷼

December

1,372﷼

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 January 28, 2024.
The price you pay for your flight to Istanbul may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 63 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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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 March 31, 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Istanbul should consider flying on Sunday evenings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Wednesday afternoons, 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 April 5, 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Royal Jordanian, Air Arabia and Etihad Airways to Istanbul. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very Good
233 reviews

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Food

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Reviews

1 / 4

The boarding was nice, the staff were helpful and hard-working, the seats were OK. However, I was surprised that the entertainment system was not working all along the flight although it was available. Also, this is the first MEA plane that I have seen without any business-class seats.. Finally, the food was very basic (2 small sandwiches, cheese & chicken, one cake, and orange juice).

8.5
Very Good
233 reviews
8.5
Very Good
233 reviews

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Food

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Reviews

1 / 4

The boarding was nice, the staff were helpful and hard-working, the seats were OK. However, I was surprised that the entertainment system was not working all along the flight although it was available. Also, this is the first MEA plane that I have seen without any business-class seats.. Finally, the food was very basic (2 small sandwiches, cheese & chicken, one cake, and orange juice).

7.9
Good
62 reviews
8.5
Very Good
233 reviews

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Food

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Reviews

1 / 4

The boarding was nice, the staff were helpful and hard-working, the seats were OK. However, I was surprised that the entertainment system was not working all along the flight although it was available. Also, this is the first MEA plane that I have seen without any business-class seats.. Finally, the food was very basic (2 small sandwiches, cheese & chicken, one cake, and orange juice).

7.7
Good
4,525 reviews
8.5
Very Good
233 reviews

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Food

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Reviews

1 / 4

The boarding was nice, the staff were helpful and hard-working, the seats were OK. However, I was surprised that the entertainment system was not working all along the flight although it was available. Also, this is the first MEA plane that I have seen without any business-class seats.. Finally, the food was very basic (2 small sandwiches, cheese & chicken, one cake, and orange juice).

7.5
Good
3,690 reviews
8.5
Very Good
233 reviews

Overall

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.7

Food

8.0

Entertainment

7.8

Reviews

1 / 4

The boarding was nice, the staff were helpful and hard-working, the seats were OK. However, I was surprised that the entertainment system was not working all along the flight although it was available. Also, this is the first MEA plane that I have seen without any business-class seats.. Finally, the food was very basic (2 small sandwiches, cheese & chicken, one cake, and orange juice).

  • How long is the flight to Istanbul?

    Istanbul, Turkey, sits right at the center of Asia and Europe, with an airport serving as one of the major hubs into these continents. Flight times to Istanbul primarily depend on the preferred airline and stopovers in between the flights. Direct flights from Doha, Qatar, range between 4h 10min-4h 45min, whereas one-stop flights take approximately 17h 5min.

  • Where can you get direct flights to Istanbul from?

    Direct flights to Istanbul come from several neighboring countries, like Qatar, Ethiopia, and as far as Germany. The most popular flights come from Doha, Qatar (DOH); Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia, and Royal Jordanian are airlines offering flights from Doha. Ethiopian Airlines dominates direct flights from Addis Ababa (ADD), with Turkish Airlines and Egypt Air flying the same route. From Dubai (DXB) fly nonstop with Emirates Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

  • How do you get from the Istanbul airport to the city center?

    Buses and taxi services connect Istanbul International Airport to the city center, costing you between QR 3.28-18.93 with a duration of 50-100min depending on the traffic levels; however, there is also a metro line and car hires available. Just outside every airport level there are airport taxi ranks, and depending on the time of travel, taxi fares vary but average QR 155.75. From the airport, two bus shuttles operate every 30-45 minutes, directly to and from the city center at a low cost of QR 12. The metro line in Istanbul is still in operation; from the airport, take the M11 to Gayrettepe, with an expected train swap to M2 taking you to Vezneciler Station, which is within walking distance to Sultanahmet Square, the city center. Renting a car is also an option available for more convenient and independent travel around the city and to the city center.

  • What are some things to do in Istanbul?

    Istanbul is a city full of Turkish and European culture, offering a variety of things to see and experience. Although the city is famous for their renowned Blue Mosque, it also has hidden gems only a few know. One simply cannot afford to miss the delight of seeing the Topkapi Palace. For almost half a century, generations of sultans enjoyed residing within the four lush green courtyards of this pavilion. Enjoy a scenic ride around the city on the Bosphorus Cruise, sailing through the Asian and European shores displaying mansions and old places galore. End the day by enjoying Instanbul’s nightlife scene, with live local music, sipping on your favorite cold drink. With several establishments around the city, Turkey is also famous for its rejuvenating Hamam scrub, leaving your body refreshed and clean, you’ve got to try it.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Istanbul?

    Depending on the passport type, the purpose of your visit, and the country of origin, most travellers require some kind of visa to enter Istanbul, with different fees. Qatar passport holders qualify to obtain an e-visa, valid for 30-90 days. The e-visa is available for purchase online, with specific requirements for each country.

  • What does IST mean?

    Istanbul Airport is IST. This code is created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use IATA codes to identify the departing or arrival airports in the flight routes they service. Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI), İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (KCO), Tekirdag Corlu Airport (TEQ) are some additional IATA codes for airports related to your trip.

  • 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.

  • Where can I fly direct to Istanbul from?

    At the moment, Cheapflights users can find direct flights to Istanbul from {2} origins, with {3} being the most popular.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Istanbul?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, flynas 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 252﷼, however they can be found for as little as 411﷼.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Istanbul depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Istanbul, Doha offers the quickest one-way flight (4 hours 20 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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