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 2021: compare Los Angeles to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
LAX - TR5
Price
$773 - $1,198
TR5
Temperature
41 - 73.4 °F
TR5
Precipitation
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

$436

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 19% 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 61 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 Los Angeles to Istanbul 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,034, or $1,149 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

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.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LAX to IST flights for October, November
15 Nov - 30 Nov
$580pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
14 Nov - 30 Nov
$586pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Nov - 30 Nov
$587pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles found for this year
15 Nov - 30 Nov
$580pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
14 Nov - 30 Nov
$586pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
15 Nov - 30 Nov
$587pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Istanbul direct flight deals
14 Mar - 24 Mar
$933pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Feb - 7 Mar
$949pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
5 Jan - 20 Jan
$956pp
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
25 Oct - 10 Dec
$647pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
25 Oct - 12 Dec
$649pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
26 Oct - 8 Nov
$656pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Istanbul from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Istanbul
3:10 pm - 8:35 pm
Aeroflot
1 Stop
18h 25m
LAX - IST
Aeroflot
$436
Travelgenio
6:55 pm - 8:45 am
Aeroflot
1 Stop
26h 50m
LAX - IST
Aeroflot
$441
Travelgenio
1:15 pm - 9:35 pm
Aeroflot
1 Stop
22h 20m
LAX - IST
Aeroflot
$446
Travelgenio

Related info for your journey

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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 4 daily outbound flights to Istanbul from 16 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, Aeroflot, and Lufthansa. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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. SAUDIA 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.

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 $533, but on average you can expect to pay $612.

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 $981.

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

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

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Los Angeles to Istanbul round-trip?

According to our current data, Air Canada ($580), and Lufthansa ($614) offers the cheapest pricing from Los Angeles to Istanbul. Users have found that Air Canada is 39% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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 Uzbekistan Airways (25%), Pakistan International Airlines (20%) and Air New Zealand (20%).

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 $2,101, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $346. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Istanbul), is priced around $625.

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 for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 for antigen (quick-test) hours 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 72 hours 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 = ₺9.25
Average temperature for October in Istanbul
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Istanbul
3.9 ″

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
LOT
$547 $970 No cancel fee 81%
United Airlines
$601 $1,133 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$605 $952 No cancel fee 67%
Delta
$626 $975 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$641 $908 No cancel fee 76%
Air France
$649 $980 No cancel fee 77%
British Airways
$668 $1,111 No cancel fee 70%
KLM
$672 $906 No cancel fee 75%
Aeroflot
$698 $929 No cancel fee 79%
American Airlines
$752 $1,386 No cancel fee 71%

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards Istanbul.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 100% of LAX to IST departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of LAX to IST departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of LAX to IST departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of LAX to IST departures
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
4 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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