Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul (IST) from $352

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 10/15. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SFO — IST
May 21 — May 281

The best prices from San Francisco to Istanbul are usually found in February or March, booked 63 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to Istanbul

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul (IST). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated May 16, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

February

Round-trip from

$924

One-way from

$352
High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
From San Francisco to Istanbul
One-way flight from San Francisco to Istanbul

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 8% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 54 days in advance to save up to 12% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 54 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,265, or $1,306 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul Airport from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $1,264 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $677. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport (SFO - IST)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 13% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap Lufthansa flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Lufthansa for the route between San Francisco and Istanbul. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Data last updated May 16, 2024.
Check out some of the cheapest Lufthansa flights we've come across from San Francisco to Istanbul. Make sure to double check the flight details before booking.
Tue 11/122:40 pmSFO - IST
1 stop20h 55mLufthansa
Tue 11/266:35 amIST - SFO
1 stop17h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$871
Tue 11/122:40 pmSFO - IST
1 stop20h 55mLufthansa
Mon 11/187:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 35mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$881
Mon 10/212:40 pmSFO - IST
1 stop20h 40mLufthansa
Wed 11/206:35 amIST - SFO
1 stop17h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$892
Tue 11/122:02 pmSFO - IST
2 stops21h 33mLufthansa
Mon 11/187:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 35mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$897
Sun 11/105:25 pmSFO - IST
2 stops18h 10mLufthansa
Tue 11/196:35 amIST - SFO
1 stop17h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$898
Sun 11/105:25 pmSFO - IST
2 stops18h 10mLufthansa
Mon 11/187:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 35mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$899
Thu 10/247:25 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 55mLufthansa
Mon 11/187:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 35mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$913
Tue 11/122:02 pmSFO - IST
2 stops21h 33mLufthansa
Mon 11/187:00 pmIST - SFO
2 stops34h 48mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$927
Sun 11/105:25 pmSFO - IST
2 stops18h 10mLufthansa
Sat 11/167:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 35mLufthansa
Deal found 5/15$989

Cheap Delta flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Delta for the route between San Francisco and Istanbul. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Data last updated May 16, 2024.
Browse through some of the cheapest Delta flights traveling from San Francisco to Istanbul. Deals frequently update to provide users with more options.
Tue 10/223:00 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 30mDelta
Tue 11/197:25 amIST - SFO
1 stop16h 40mDelta
Deal found 5/15$872
Mon 10/2110:17 amSFO - IST
2 stops20h 13mDelta
Wed 11/207:25 amIST - SFO
1 stop16h 40mDelta
Deal found 5/15$876
Mon 10/2110:17 amSFO - IST
2 stops20h 13mDelta
Fri 11/157:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops27h 01mDelta
Deal found 5/15$886
Thu 10/243:00 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 30mDelta
Thu 11/217:25 amIST - SFO
1 stop16h 40mDelta
Deal found 5/15$922
Thu 10/246:00 amSFO - IST
2 stops24h 30mDelta
Fri 11/157:25 amIST - SFO
1 stop16h 40mDelta
Deal found 5/15$926
Tue 10/223:00 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 30mDelta
Sat 11/167:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops25h 58mDelta
Deal found 5/15$932
Tue 8/273:00 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 30mDelta
Fri 9/136:45 amIST - SFO
1 stop21h 15mDelta
Deal found 5/15$972
Tue 8/273:00 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 30mDelta
Tue 9/176:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops27h 06mDelta
Deal found 5/15$982
Tue 8/273:00 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 30mDelta
Fri 9/136:45 amIST - SFO
1 stop21h 15mDelta
Deal found 5/15$997

Cheap San Francisco to Istanbul flights in May & June 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Francisco to Istanbul specifically for the months of May and June 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Prices were last updated on May 16, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Istanbul in 2024 at this time. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Sat 6/297:40 pmSFO - IST
2 stops22h 25mMultiple Airlines
Wed 10/237:45 pmIST - SFO
2 stops28h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,138
Wed 5/222:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 24mMultiple Airlines
Wed 6/56:45 amIST - SFO
1 stop24h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,139
Fri 5/177:40 pmSFO - IST
3 stops28h 10mMultiple Airlines
Tue 5/282:05 pmIST - SFO
2 stops36h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,140
Mon 6/102:42 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 23mMultiple Airlines
Sat 6/226:20 amIST - SFO
1 stop17h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,143
Fri 5/177:40 pmSFO - IST
2 stops22h 25mMultiple Airlines
Tue 5/282:05 pmIST - SFO
2 stops36h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,147
Mon 5/207:40 pmSFO - IST
2 stops22h 25mMultiple Airlines
Fri 5/312:05 pmIST - SFO
2 stops36h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/14$1,150
Wed 5/222:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 24mMultiple Airlines
Mon 5/278:05 pmIST - SFO
1 stop27h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,152
Wed 5/222:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 24mMultiple Airlines
Mon 5/278:05 pmIST - SFO
1 stop27h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,156
Sat 6/297:40 pmSFO - IST
2 stops22h 25mMultiple Airlines
Thu 11/142:20 pmIST - SFO
2 stops34h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,161

San Francisco to Istanbul 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Francisco and Istanbul in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Data last updated May 16, 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Istanbul in 2024 at this time. For more flight deals, be sure to check back very soon.
Tue 9/171:15 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Wed 10/21:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,129
Mon 8/53:30 pmSFO - IST
1 stop17h 20mBritish Airways
Sun 8/186:45 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 30mBritish Airways
Deal found 5/15$1,130
Sun 7/72:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops51h 24mMultiple Airlines
Mon 7/1512:15 pmIST - SFO
1 stop35h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/14$1,131
Sat 10/56:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Sat 10/191:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,132
Sat 10/53:35 pmSFO - IST
1 stop17h 15mBritish Airways
Sat 10/198:05 pmIST - SFO
1 stop27h 10mBritish Airways
Deal found 5/15$1,133
Thu 8/1510:47 amSFO - IST
2 stops19h 53mBritish Airways
Mon 8/265:35 pmIST - SFO
1 stop29h 40mBritish Airways
Deal found 5/14$1,134
Sun 7/77:20 pmSFO - IST
1 stop19h 10mBritish Airways
Tue 7/238:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops21h 15mBritish Airways
Deal found 5/16$1,135
Sat 9/2110:50 amSFO - IST
2 stops19h 40mDelta
Sun 10/66:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops19h 36mDelta
Deal found 5/15$1,136
Sat 9/144:10 pmSFO - IST
1 stop33h 35mQatar Airways
Wed 9/188:05 pmIST - SFO
1 stop27h 45mQatar Airways
Deal found 5/15$1,137

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

Discover non-stop flight options from San Francisco to Istanbul. Find direct flights with no layovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore non-stop flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Data last updated May 16, 2024.
Consider booking one of these non-stop flights heading from San Francisco to Istanbul. Select from other flights from San Francisco to Istanbul by using the search form above.
Tue 7/166:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Thu 9/191:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,188
Tue 8/66:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Wed 9/181:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,196
Mon 8/126:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Thu 10/101:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/14$1,205
Wed 8/146:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Wed 8/281:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,215
Mon 8/56:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Thu 8/221:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,228
Tue 8/136:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Tue 8/277:50 amIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/14$1,248
Sun 8/46:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Fri 8/167:50 amIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,266
Thu 8/11:15 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Tue 9/177:50 amIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,278
Tue 7/161:15 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
Wed 8/141:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,284

San Francisco to Istanbul flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from San Francisco to Istanbul for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Data last updated May 16, 2024.
Book one of these great deals on flights from San Francisco to Istanbul. Users should be sure to double check the price, date, and time of their last-minute flight.
Wed 5/222:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 24mMultiple Airlines
Wed 6/56:45 amIST - SFO
1 stop24h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,139
Wed 5/222:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 24mMultiple Airlines
Mon 5/278:05 pmIST - SFO
1 stop27h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,152
Wed 5/222:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 24mMultiple Airlines
Mon 5/278:05 pmIST - SFO
1 stop27h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,156
Wed 5/222:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 24mMultiple Airlines
Wed 5/296:45 amIST - SFO
1 stop24h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,193
Wed 5/225:05 pmSFO - IST
1 stop19h 50mMultiple Airlines
Mon 5/278:05 amIST - SFO
1 stop16h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,223
Wed 5/222:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 24mMultiple Airlines
Fri 5/241:45 pmIST - SFO
1 stop34h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,235
Sat 5/251:15 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mMultiple Airlines
Tue 9/174:50 amIST - SFO
2 stops26h 48mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,240
Wed 5/225:40 pmSFO - IST
1 stop20h 00mMultiple Airlines
Wed 6/57:10 amIST - SFO
1 stop18h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$1,263
Tue 5/217:40 pmSFO - IST
2 stops22h 25mMultiple Airlines
Wed 5/294:50 amIST - SFO
3 stops46h 06mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$1,274

One-way flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

Search for one-way flight options from San Francisco to Istanbul. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Data last updated May 16, 2024.
Take a look at some of the one-way flights we've detected from San Francisco to Istanbul. Those needing a return flight from San Francisco to Istanbul can use the search form above.
Tue 10/153:50 pmSFO - IST
2 stops22h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/14$352
Sat 8/312:41 pmSFO - IST
2 stops51h 24mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$371
Mon 9/162:41 pmSFO - IST
3 stops43h 24mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$374
Sun 7/216:05 pmSFO - IST
3 stops42h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$413
Sun 8/116:05 pmSFO - IST
3 stops42h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$425
Thu 7/187:30 amSFO - IST
3 stops29h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$429
Thu 7/187:30 amSFO - IST
3 stops29h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$446
Sat 6/82:42 pmSFO - IST
2 stops44h 23mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$458
Sun 7/148:10 pmSFO - IST
3 stops59h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$459

Find flights from San Francisco to Istanbul within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from San Francisco to Istanbul that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Data last updated May 16, 2024.

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$859 - $1,070

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San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Wed 10/9

2 stops41h 25m

Istanbul

Wed 10/23

2 stops40h 50m

$859

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Tue 11/12

1 stop20h 55m

Istanbul

Tue 11/26

1 stop17h 00m

$871

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Tue 10/22

1 stop15h 30m

Istanbul

Tue 11/19

1 stop16h 40m

$872

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Sun 10/20

1 stop20h 40m

Istanbul

Tue 11/5

2 stops20h 39m

$887

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Wed 10/23

1 stop23h 00m

Istanbul

Wed 11/6

1 stop21h 30m

$895

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Mon 11/11

2 stops21h 22m

Istanbul

Mon 11/18

1 stop38h 35m

$908

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Mon 10/7

2 stops20h 05m

Istanbul

Tue 10/29

2 stops22h 44m

$924

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Wed 9/25

1 stop28h 10m

Istanbul

Sun 10/6

1 stop27h 45m

$991

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

Wed 10/16

Nonstop13h 00m

Istanbul

Wed 10/30

Nonstop13h 55m

$1,070

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 5/15

When is the best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from San Francisco to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on May 10, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport, you should look to book at least 63 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 from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on May 12, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Istanbul Airport flight should consider departing on Thursday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Istanbul by month

Plan your trip from San Francisco to Istanbul by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from San Francisco to Istanbul is currently $414 while a round-trip flight costs $920. Price data was last updated on May 12, 2024.

Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport (average of $924). Flying from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport in June is currently the most expensive (average of $1,445). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$967

February

$940

March

$984

April

$1,027

May

$1,108

June

$1,445

July

$1,301

August

$1,183

September

$1,063

October

$1,000

November

$924

December

$969

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

41 - 73.4 °F

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 May 16, 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from San Francisco to Istanbul, such as Lufthansa, Delta and United Airlines. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.0
Very good
10,673 reviews

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

8.0
Very good
10,673 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,673 reviews

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

7.7
Good
4,387 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,673 reviews

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

7.4
Good
3,707 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,673 reviews

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

7.4
Good
10,924 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,673 reviews

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

7.3
Good
14,514 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,673 reviews

Food

7.4

Comfort

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Overall

8.0

Crew

8.6

Reviews

1 / 10

Not sufficient leg room and three seats are very tigh.t on 737 in economy main cabin

Related info for your journey

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  • What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Istanbul?

    San Francisco (SFO) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul. You should not have trouble finding flights to Istanbul from San Francisco; the airport handles an average of 2 outbound flights to Istanbul per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 14 airlines have flights from the San Francisco airport to Istanbul. It is only a 11.8 mi journey to San Francisco (SFO) from San Francisco’s city center.

  • Can I find flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport for under $900 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $859, but on average you can expect to pay $885.

  • Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport under $1,200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport is less than $1,282.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport for under $1,200?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport round-trip?

    According to our current data, Lufthansa ($871), Delta ($872), and United Airlines ($887) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport. These flights start at 31% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

  • What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

    The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport are Turkish Airlines (62%), Pakistan International Airlines (62%) and IndiGo (62%).

  • What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

    Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $499. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Istanbul) can be booked for $811 on average our data indicates $2,396 when flying from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport.

  • What does SFO to IST mean?

    Great question - SFO to IST just means San Francisco Airport to Istanbul Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights!

  • Where are the most common layover locations when flying from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport?

  • What are some popular things to do or see while on a layover in Frankfurt am Main?

    Most Frankfurt am Main visitors opt to spend their time experiencing Römerberg, Konstablerwache, and Oper Frankfurt. Römerberg, Konstablerwache, and Oper Frankfurt can be accessed by traveling approximately 7.4 mi, 7.7 mi, and 7.0 mi, respectively from Frankfurt am Main. Those looking to explore during their layover in Frankfurt am Main can rent a car from Frankfurt am Main for about $41 per day.

  • What are some popular points of interest to see during a layover in Amsterdam?

    Amsterdam travelers tend to visit De Dam, Rijksmuseum, and Beurs van Berlage more than any other notable places. De Dam, Rijksmuseum, and Beurs van Berlage can be visited by traveling about 7.0 mi, 6.2 mi, and 7.2 mi respectively from Amsterdam Schiphol. Those on a layover in Amsterdam in need of a rental car can book one at Amsterdam Schiphol for about $42.

  • Where are the least popular layover locations for San Francisco to Istanbul Airport flights?

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Istanbul that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your San Francisco to Istanbul flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from San Francisco to Istanbul with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter San Francisco to Istanbul flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

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    Yes. In addition to deals on San Francisco to Istanbul flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

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    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from San Francisco to Istanbul?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from San Francisco to Istanbul by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from San Francisco to Istanbul that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from San Francisco to Istanbul offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from San Francisco to Istanbul?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on San Francisco to Istanbul flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the San Francisco to Istanbul Airport flight deals updated?

    The San Francisco to Istanbul Airport flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 5/16.

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Discover the top 10 airlines that operate flights from San Francisco to Istanbul. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,637,452 searches. Data last updated May 16, 2024.
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AnadoluJetCheapest$133Average$189FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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United AirlinesCheapest$546Average$1,157FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
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DeltaCheapest$769Average$1,193FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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LufthansaCheapest$781Average$1,107FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%
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KLMCheapest$845Average$1,332FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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British AirwaysCheapest$883Average$1,273FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%
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American AirlinesCheapest$898Average$1,139FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
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EmiratesCheapest$910Average$1,492FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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Qatar AirwaysCheapest$959Average$1,066FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%
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Turkish AirlinesCheapest$985Average$1,314FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%
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