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The best prices from Los Angeles to Istanbul are usually found in January or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Monday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Istanbul (IST)

LAX - TR5
Price
$774 - $1,195
TR5
Temperature
48.2 - 84.2 °F
TR5
Rainfall
1 - 4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$774

From Los Angeles to Istanbul

One-way from

$319

One-way flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Istanbul?

Monday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Los Angeles to Istanbul. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Istanbul.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 17% by booking at least 51 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Los Angeles to Istanbul within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $917.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Istanbul?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Istanbul from Los Angeles average $866. You can even find prices in February for less than $866, as users have found deals to Istanbul from as low as $625. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Istanbul from Los Angeles. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 17%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Istanbul (LAX - TR5)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 29% on flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul in November, December 2020

The best prices found for LAX to IST flights for November, December
29 Dec - 12 Jan
$753pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Nov - 4 Dec
$762pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Nov - 4 Dec
$772pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles found for next year
29 Dec - 12 Jan
$753pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Nov - 4 Dec
$762pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
27 Nov - 4 Dec
$772pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Istanbul direct flight deals
2 Dec - 8 Dec
$918pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$956pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Dec - 29 Dec
$968pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
2 Dec - 8 Dec
$785pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 13 Dec
$810pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Dec - 11 Dec
$811pp
LAX
Los Angeles
KLM
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
KLM
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul
3:36 am - 1:40 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
47h 04m
LAX - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$319
Kiwi.com
3:36 am - 1:40 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
47h 04m
LAX - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$342
Kiwi.com
9:24 am - 2:30 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
42h 06m
LAX - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$420
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Los Angeles to Istanbul flights.

Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta and Etihad Airways are some airlines that have done so. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Los Angeles to Istanbul. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Turkish Airlines, Delta, and British Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $598, but on average you can expect to pay $660.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul is less than $991.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Istanbul for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $800.

Is Los Angeles weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 90 °F on average in the month of August. The temperature in Istanbul is typically colder than in Los Angeles. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul?

Airlines like Aeroflot and Air Canada fly from Los Angeles to Istanbul in about 17h 55m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 20m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

Alternative routes for Los Angeles to Istanbul

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Los Angeles to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺7.96
Average temperature for November in Istanbul
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Istanbul
3.4 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines from Los Angeles to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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
KLM
$672 $906 No change fee 75%
Lufthansa
$641 $908 No change fee 76%
Aeroflot
$698 $929 N/A 79%
Air Canada
$605 $952 No cancel fee 67%
LOT
$547 $970 No change fee 81%
Delta
$626 $975 No cancel fee N/A
Air France
$649 $980 No change fee 77%
British Airways
$668 $1,111 No cancel fee 70%
United Airlines
$601 $1,133 No cancel fee 69%
Qatar Airways
$948 $1,196 No cancel fee 68%

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