Cheap flights from San Diego (SAN) to Istanbul (IST)

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

All the information you need to plan the best SAN to IST flight in 2021: compare San Diego to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
SAN - TR5
Price
$927 - $1,274
TR5
Temperature
41 - 73.4 °F
TR5
Precipitation
0.4 - 3.9 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

$647

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 56 days in advance to save up to 21% 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 56 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 San Diego to Istanbul 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,131, or $1,234 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

When flying from San Diego 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 San Diego to Istanbul in November, December 2021

The best prices found for SAN to IST flights for November, December
9 Dec - 28 Jan
$753pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
2 Dec - 9 Dec
$757pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$758pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

San Diego to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from San Diego found for next year
9 Dec - 3 Feb
$753pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
2 Dec - 9 Dec
$757pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$758pp
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
2 Dec - 9 Dec
$757pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$758pp
SAN
San Diego
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego
6 Dec - 14 Dec
$794pp
SAN
San Diego
Delta
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SAN
San Diego

One-way flights to Istanbul from San Diego

The cheapest one-way flights from San Diego to Istanbul
10:50 am - 5:15 pm
Lufthansa
1 Stop
20h 25m
SAN - IST
Lufthansa
$647
KAYAK
2:15 am - 11:55 am
Delta
2 Stops
22h 40m
SAN - IST
Delta
$693
Delta
2:35 am - 1:05 am
Qatar Airways
2 Stops
35h 30m
SAN - SAW
Qatar Airways
$738
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Diego to Istanbul

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Diego to Istanbul?

Located just 2.6 mi from the city center, San Diego is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Istanbul from San Diego. Booking flights from San Diego (SAN) to Istanbul should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Istanbul from 6 different airlines.

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

Lufthansa, British Airways, and KLM 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 $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Diego to Istanbul for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $686, but on average you can expect to pay $774.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Diego to Istanbul for under $800?

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

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Diego to Istanbul round-trip?

According to our current data, Air Canada ($686), Lufthansa ($701), and Delta ($753) offers the cheapest pricing from San Diego to Istanbul. Air Canada is priced at 38% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Diego to Istanbul are British Airways ($594), Qatar Airways ($629), and Lufthansa ($647).

What are the cheapest flights from San Diego to Istanbul?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $777. While the most popular route (San Diego - Istanbul) can be booked for $686 on average our data indicates $1,659 when flying from San Diego to Istanbul.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Diego to Istanbul?

Air Canada, British Airways and Delta are the most popular airlines when flying from San Diego to Istanbul.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from San Diego?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Diego to Istanbul

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego from Istanbul?

Returning to San Diego 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 San Diego.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering San Diego.

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Diego to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺11.97
Average temperature for November in Istanbul
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Istanbul
3.4 ″

Airports servicing San Diego

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 6 airlines flying 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
United Airlines
$690 $1,121 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$694 $1,026 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$717 $1,055 No cancel fee 76%
Air Canada
$724 $1,014 No cancel fee 67%
British Airways
$909 $1,348 No cancel fee 70%
KLM
$1,005 $1,145 No cancel fee 75%
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