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The best prices from San Diego to Istanbul are usually found in January or March, booked 54 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Diego (SAN) to Istanbul (SAW)

SAN - TR5
Price
$927 - $1,274
TR5
Temperature
48.2 - 84.2 °F
TR5
Rainfall
1 - 4 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$927

From San Diego to Istanbul

One-way from

$629

One-way flight from San Diego 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 San Diego to Istanbul?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Diego to Istanbul?

Users have found that booking a flight from San Diego to Istanbul at least 51 days early can save you up to 17% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 51 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Diego to Istanbul for as little as $917 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,038 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Diego to Istanbul?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul from San Diego. Users have commonly found prices around $866 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $625. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Diego to Istanbul (SAN - TR5)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 34% on flights from San Diego to Istanbul by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Diego to Istanbul in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SAN to SAW flights for December, January
4 Jan - 12 Jan
$748pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
22 Jan - 27 Jan
$795pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
3 Jan - 12 Jan
$796pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from San Diego found for this year
25 Dec - 28 Jan
$805pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
13 Dec - 15 Dec
$835pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
25 Dec - 28 Jan
$843pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

Last minute flights from San Diego to Istanbul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Istanbul from San Diego, departing today and this week
13 Dec - 15 Dec
$835pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
13 Dec - 15 Dec
$986pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
13 Dec - 15 Dec
$1,017pp
SAN
San Diego
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Istanbul from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Istanbul
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lufthansa
2 Stops
18h 00m
SAN - IST
Lufthansa
$629
Ovago
1:15 am - 12:30 pm
United Airlines
3 Stops
24h 15m
SAN - IST
United Airlines
$681
United
7:39 am - 1:10 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
18h 31m
SAN - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$682
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Diego to Istanbul flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta 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 San Diego 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.

Which airlines flying from San Diego to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

British Airways, Delta, and United Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Diego to Istanbul for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Istanbul for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just $748, but on average you can expect to pay $858.

Are there nonstop flights from San Diego to Istanbul for under $700 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from San Diego to Istanbul, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Istanbul for under $900?

There are currently 10+ open flights from San Diego to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $900.

Is San Diego weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 84 °F's in July, on average. The temperature in Istanbul is generally hotter than in San Diego. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from San Diego to Istanbul?

A quick flight from San Diego to Istanbul can take about 18h. Lufthansa provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $795. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Diego to Istanbul round-trip?

According to our current data, Lufthansa ($748), offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to Istanbul. Lufthansa is 33% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Diego to Istanbul one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Lufthansa. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $628. Users have also found tickets on United Airlines for as little as $633.

Alternative routes for San Diego to Istanbul

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Diego to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺7.84
Average temperature for December in Istanbul
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Istanbul
4.0 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 6 airlines from San Diego to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Diego 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
Air Canada
$724 $1,014 No cancel fee 67%
Delta
$694 $1,026 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$717 $1,055 No change fee 76%
United Airlines
$690 $1,121 No cancel fee 69%
KLM
$1,005 $1,145 No change fee 75%
British Airways
$909 $1,348 No cancel fee 70%
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