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Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul (IST)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul (IST)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Istanbul?

Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul are found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Istanbul.

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

To save up to 26% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 17 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from San Francisco to Istanbul from $1,198 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,681 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul (SFO - TR5)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 21% on flights from San Francisco to Istanbul by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Istanbul in September, October 2020

The best prices found for SFO to IST flights for September, October
17 Oct - 28 Oct
$403pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
15 Oct - 1 Nov
$440pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
17 Oct - 28 Oct
$452pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Istanbul 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from San Francisco found for this year
17 Oct - 28 Oct
$403pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
16 Nov - 20 Nov
$423pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
12 Nov - 20 Nov
$427pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Istanbul direct flight deals
29 Sep - 5 Nov
$948pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Sep - 7 Oct
$950pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
11 Oct - 2 Nov
$954pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Istanbul from San Francisco, departing today and this week
29 Sep - 23 Oct
$564pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
30 Sep - 2 Dec
$617pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
30 Sep - 30 Oct
$626pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Istanbul
1:40 pm - 11:25 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
36h 45m
SFO - IST
Multiple Airlines
$215
Kiwi.com
11:40 am - 11:25 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
36h 45m
SFO - IST
Multiple Airlines
$232
Kiwi.com
11:10 am - 2:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
39h 50m
SFO - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$363
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco 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 Francisco 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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $403, but on average you can expect to pay $447.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Istanbul is less than $974.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $600.

Is San Francisco 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 Francisco. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺7.60
Average temperature for September in Istanbul
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Istanbul
1.7 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Istanbul

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