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The best prices from New York to Istanbul are usually found in February or January, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Istanbul (IST)

NYC - TR5
Price
$759 - $1,022
TR5
Temperature
48.2 - 84.2 °F
TR5
Rainfall
1 - 4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$759

From New York to Istanbul

One-way from

$252

One-way flight from New York 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 New York to Istanbul?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 7% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 51 days in advance to save up to 17% 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 51 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 New York to Istanbul 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $917, or $1,038 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Istanbul?

Flights from New York to Istanbul lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from New York to Istanbul in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $625.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Istanbul (NYC - TR5)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from New York to Istanbul in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 20% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from New York to Istanbul in November, December 2020

The best prices found for NYC to IST flights for November, December
1 Dec - 18 Dec
$497pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Dec - 14 Dec
$506pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Dec - 14 Dec
$507pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

New York to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from New York found for next year
1 Dec - 18 Dec
$497pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Dec - 14 Dec
$506pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Dec - 14 Dec
$507pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from New York

Save time with New York to Istanbul direct flight deals
9 May - 25 May
$885pp
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
2 May - 13 May
$892pp
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
3 May - 13 May
$900pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from New York to Istanbul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Istanbul from New York, departing today and this week
1 Dec - 18 Dec
$497pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
1 Dec - 12 Dec
$520pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
29 Nov - 6 Dec
$523pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Istanbul from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Istanbul
6:55 pm - 1:40 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
34h 45m
EWR - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$276
Kiwi.com
3:20 pm - 1:45 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
38h 25m
EWR - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$252
KAYAK
3:20 pm - 2:10 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
38h 50m
EWR - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$255
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to Istanbul flights.

Flight FAQs

From New York to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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 New York to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alitalia and Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from New York to Istanbul are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from New York to Istanbul have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Turkish Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Istanbul for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $439, but on average you can expect to pay $462.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Istanbul for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Istanbul under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Istanbul is less than $916.

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

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

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

Expect the weather to be around 86 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Istanbul is generally colder than in New York.

How long is the flight from New York to Istanbul?

For as low as $738, Air Canada can have you in Istanbul from New York in 14h 50m.

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺7.78
Average temperature for November in Istanbul
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Istanbul
3.4 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines from New York to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
Ukraine International Airlines
$459 $726 No change fee 81%
Delta
$533 $775 No cancel fee N/A
Royal Air Maroc
$633 $784 No cancel fee 75%

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

Air France
$601 $799 No change fee 77%
Aeroflot
$606 $821 N/A 79%
Lufthansa
$523 $839 No change fee 76%
United Airlines
$498 $840 No cancel fee 69%
KLM
$530 $856 No change fee 75%
Air Canada
$614 $893 No cancel fee 67%
British Airways
$480 $995 No cancel fee 70%

Hourly flight availability from New York to Istanbul

Evening 6 PM to midnight 60% of NYC to IST departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 39% of NYC to IST departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of NYC to IST departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of NYC to IST departures
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