Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Istanbul (IST)

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

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to IST flight in 2022: compare Los Angeles to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
LAX - IST
Price
$773 - $1,198
IST
Temperature
41 - 73.4 °F
IST
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.9 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

$773

From Los Angeles to Istanbul

One-way from

$301

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

When flying from Los Angeles 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.

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

To save up to 19% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Los Angeles to Istanbul from $1,034 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,149 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LAX to IST flights for May, June
31 May - 4 Oct
$818pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
31 May - 15 Sep
$838pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Jun - 4 Oct
$853pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles found for this year
4 Nov - 12 Nov
$608pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LOT
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
LOT
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Nov - 12 Nov
$612pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LOT
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
LOT
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Nov - 16 Nov
$625pp
LAX
Los Angeles
LOT
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
LOT
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Istanbul direct flight deals
21 Sep - 13 Oct
$950pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
21 Sep - 5 Oct
$967pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
14 Sep - 28 Sep
$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
31 May - 4 Oct
$818pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
31 May - 15 Sep
$838pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Jun - 4 Oct
$853pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul
6:30 pm - 3:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
34h 35m
LAX - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$301
Kiwi.com
6:30 pm - 3:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
34h 35m
LAX - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$314
Kiwi.com
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
40h 15m
LAX - IST
Multiple Airlines
$302
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Los Angeles</span> to <span class="emphasized">Istanbul</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Istanbul

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul?

Located just 9.4 mi from the city center, Los Angeles is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Istanbul from Los Angeles. Booking flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Istanbul should be relatively easy as there are 5 daily outbound flights to Istanbul from 19 different airlines.

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 $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $793, but on average you can expect to pay $899.

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 $995.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Istanbul for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $900.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Los Angeles to Istanbul round-trip?

According to our current data, Qatar Airways ($912), offers the cheapest pricing from Los Angeles to Istanbul. Users have found that Qatar Airways is 5% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Istanbul? While on average our users pay $3,864, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $540. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Istanbul), is priced around $688.

What are the most reliable airlines from Los Angeles to Istanbul?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Los Angeles to Istanbul are Air New Zealand (17%), Pakistan International Airlines (13%) and Turkish Airlines (10%).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to Istanbul

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles from Istanbul?

Returning to Los Angeles from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Los Angeles.

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

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺16.04
Average temperature for May in Istanbul
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Istanbul
1.6 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines flying 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
Juneyao Airlines
$11 $18 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Qatar Airways
$466 $1,075 No cancel fee 68%
Air Canada
$487 $697 No cancel fee 67%
LOT
$488 $642 No cancel fee 81%
American Airlines
$548 $720 No cancel fee 71%
Aeroflot
$618 $935 No cancel fee 79%
Lufthansa
$632 $858 No cancel fee 76%
British Airways
$638 $782 No cancel fee 70%
Delta
$640 $807 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$672 $821 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards Istanbul.
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Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to Istanbul
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Los Angeles to Istanbul.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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