Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul

SFO — IST
Oct 4 — Oct 111

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

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to TR5 flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.

SFO - IST

Price

$961 - $1,604

IST

Temperature

41 - 73.4 °F

IST

Rainfall

0.4 - 3.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
Round-trip from$961From San Francisco to Istanbul
One-way from$314One-way flight from San Francisco to Istanbul

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 19 days in advance to save up to 5% 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 19 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 Francisco to Istanbul 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,237, or $1,320 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $1,161 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $546. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

When flying from San Francisco 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 Francisco to Istanbul in September, October 2022

The best prices found for SFO to Istanbul flights for September, October
Oct 11 - Nov 23
SFO

San Francisco

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

2 stops

25h 05m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$689

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 25 - Nov 30
SFO

San Francisco

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

2 stops

19h 20m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

22h 25m
$851

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 25 - Nov 30
SFO

San Francisco

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

2 stops

19h 20m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

22h 25m
$852

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

San Francisco to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from San Francisco found for this year
Oct 11 - Nov 23
SFO

San Francisco

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

2 stops

25h 05m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$689

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Nov 14 - Nov 18
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

2 stops

25h 35m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

29h 55m
$753

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Dec 1 - Dec 5
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

2 stops

22h 00m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

21h 10m
$832

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Cheap British Airways flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Jan 15 - Jan 22
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

32h 35m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 50m
$925

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Feb 25 - Mar 11
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

20h 05m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 35m
$926

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 4 - Oct 27
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

18h 30m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

28h 00m
$962

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Cheap Lufthansa flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Jan 26 - Feb 9
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

16h 15m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 05m
$872

Lufthansa

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 26 - Nov 9
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

16h 20m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 05m
$874

Lufthansa

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Feb 2 - Feb 11
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

16h 15m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 05m
$885

Lufthansa

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Oct 7 - Oct 20
SFO

San Francisco

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

2 stops

19h 30m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

34h 55m
$944

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 4 - Oct 27
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

18h 30m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

28h 00m
$962

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 9 - Nov 10
SFO

San Francisco

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

18h 30m
IST

Istanbul

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

21h 15m
$963

British Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

One-way flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Istanbul
Oct 10
SFO

San Francisco

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

3 stops

32h 48m
$312

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Oct 4
SFO

San Francisco

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

2 stops

25h 05m
$314

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 11
SFO

San Francisco

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

2 stops

25h 05m
$330

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

For a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul, you will be flying from San Francisco. San Francisco (SFO) is just 11.8 mi from the center of the city. San Francisco is the only San Francisco airport and it handles 2 outbound flights to Istanbul per day. 17 airlines have flights to Istanbul from San Francisco on a regular basis.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Istanbul have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, and Emirates 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 San Francisco to Istanbul for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $689, but on average you can expect to pay $843.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Istanbul round-trip from $872. Lufthansa is priced at 24% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

American Airlines, Air Canada and Air France are the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Istanbul.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Istanbul?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Istanbul? While on average our users pay $3,548, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $493. The most popular route (San Francisco - Istanbul), is priced around $753.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Istanbul

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Istanbul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$19FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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LufthansaCheapest$618Average$988FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$654Average$975FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapest$682Average$902FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$748Average$815FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapest$750Average$1,213FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Austrian AirlinesCheapest$810Average$900FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapest$852Average$1,243FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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Air CanadaCheapest$871Average$1,400FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$872Average$1,259FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to Istanbul
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Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Istanbul

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Istanbul
Sunday2daily flights
Monday3daily flights
Tuesday3daily flights
Wednesday3daily flights
Thursday3daily flights
Friday3daily flights
Saturday2daily flights