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

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best null to IST flight in 2021: compare California to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
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 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 19% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,034 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,149.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Istanbul (CA - TR5)?

When flying from California to Istanbul, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from California to Istanbul in November, December 2021

The best prices found for California to IST flights for November, December
6 Dec - 19 Mar
$636pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Dec - 24 Jan
$637pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 18 Mar
$642pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from California found for next year
6 Dec - 19 Mar
$636pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Dec - 24 Jan
$637pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 18 Mar
$642pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from California

Save time with California to Istanbul direct flight deals
13 Apr - 27 Apr
$920pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Jan - 24 Jan
$932pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Mar - 22 Mar
$946pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from California to Istanbul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Istanbul from California, departing today and this week
6 Dec - 19 Mar
$636pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Dec - 24 Jan
$637pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 18 Mar
$642pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Istanbul from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Istanbul
2:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
34h 15m
SFO - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$354
Kiwi.com
4:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
36h 15m
SFO - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$380
Kiwi.com
3:55 pm - 2:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
36h 05m
SFO - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$324
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From California to Istanbul

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, Lufthansa, and Aeroflot flying from California to Istanbul have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

SAUDIA is one 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.

Can I find flights from California to Istanbul for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Istanbul for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $532, but on average you can expect to pay $571.

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 $964.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Istanbul for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $700.

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

The most popular airlines flying from California to Istanbul are Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Istanbul?

The cheapest flight price from California to Istanbul is $392. On average you can expect to pay $1,791. The most popular route, (Los Angeles - Istanbul), can usually be booked for $572.

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: Turkish Airlines (30%), Pakistan International Airlines (22%), Air New Zealand( 22%).

What are the most popular routes from California to Istanbul?

The most popular route from California to Istanbul is Los Angeles - Istanbul. You may also consider San Francisco - Istanbul or Los Angeles - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen.

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COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from California?

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to Istanbul

Most visitors from California need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey - Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Do I need a test to fly back to California from Istanbul?

Returning to California from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to California.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering California.

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Departure points for flights from California to Istanbul

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺12.19
Average temperature for November in Istanbul
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Istanbul
3.4 ″

Airports servicing

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

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Istanbul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Delta
$538 $1,080 No cancel fee N/A
LOT
$547 $970 No cancel fee 81%
United Airlines
$601 $1,114 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$605 $975 No cancel fee 67%
Air France
$640 $1,051 No cancel fee 77%
Lufthansa
$641 $1,087 No cancel fee 76%
British Airways
$668 $1,215 No cancel fee 70%
KLM
$672 $1,044 No cancel fee 75%
Aeroflot
$698 $929 No cancel fee 79%
American Airlines
$752 $1,455 No cancel fee 71%
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