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Cheap flights from California (CA) to Istanbul (IST)

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California to Istanbul (IST)

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

To save on the cost of your flight from California to Istanbul, book at least 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 26% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,198 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,681.

Cheap flights from California to Istanbul in October, November 2020

The best prices found for California to IST flights for October, November
31 Oct - 12 Nov
$488pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
19 Nov - 23 Nov
$514pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
5 Nov - 12 Nov
$515pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

California to Istanbul 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from California found for this year
31 Oct - 12 Nov
$488pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
19 Nov - 23 Nov
$514pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
5 Nov - 12 Nov
$515pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from California

Save time with California to Istanbul direct flight deals
28 Oct - 10 Nov
$903pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Nov - 18 Nov
$926pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Nov - 18 Nov
$929pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Istanbul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Istanbul from California, departing today and this week
31 Oct - 12 Nov
$488pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
31 Oct - 12 Nov
$518pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
29 Oct - 6 Nov
$522pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Istanbul from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Istanbul
10:05 am - 6:25 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
23h 20m
SFO - IST
Multiple Airlines
$312
Kiwi.com
9:24 am - 1:15 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
52h 51m
LAX - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$265
Kiwi.com
8:05 am - 1:55 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
42h 50m
SFO - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$286
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about California to Istanbul flights.

Flight FAQs

From California to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from California to Istanbul due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both California and Istanbul for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from California to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta and Etihad Airways are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from California to Istanbul include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from California to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Turkish Airlines, Delta, and United Airlines flying from California to Istanbul have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from California to Istanbul for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Istanbul for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $488, but on average you can expect to pay $534.

Are there nonstop flights from California to Istanbul for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from California to Istanbul under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from California to Istanbul is less than $970.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Istanbul for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from California to Istanbul?

Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada are the most popular airlines when flying from California to Istanbul.

What are the most popular routes from California to Istanbul?

Most travelers choose Los Angeles - Istanbul, Los Angeles - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen or San Francisco - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen when deciding on the best route from California to Istanbul.

What are the cheapest Flights from California to Istanbul?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $457. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - Istanbul) can be booked for $686 on average our data indicates $975 when flying from California to Istanbul

What are the most reliable airlines from California to Istanbul?

Before booking your flight to Istanbul from California, check out the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Uzbekistan Airways (44%), Pakistan International Airlines (30%), Turkish Airlines( 30%).

How long is the flight from California to Istanbul?

Departing from California to Istanbul will take you 18h 10m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from California to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺7.88
Average temperature for October in Istanbul
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Istanbul
3.9 ″

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
McClellan-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)
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