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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 $1198 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1681 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Istanbul in July, August 2020

The best prices found for SFO to IST flights for July, August
22 Jul - 12 Aug
$860pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
22 Jul - 31 Aug
$881pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
22 Jul - 31 Aug
$896pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Istanbul 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from San Francisco found for this year
30 Sep - 14 Oct
$579pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Oct - 14 Oct
$616pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
4 Oct - 14 Oct
$639pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Istanbul direct flight deals
22 Jul - 12 Aug
$860pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
22 Jul - 31 Aug
$881pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
3 Aug - 19 Aug
$883pp
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
28 Jun - 19 Jul
$1426pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
23 Jun - 30 Jun
$1436pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
23 Jun - 8 Jul
$1441pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Istanbul
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
39h 15m
SFO - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$413
Kiwi.com
12:30 pm - 7:55 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
45h 25m
SFO - IST
Multiple Airlines
$295
Kiwi.com
2:30 pm - 9:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
20h 35m
SFO - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$311
FlyFar

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 $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $579, but on average you can expect to pay $723.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Istanbul is less than $898.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Istanbul for under $1500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $1500.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from San Francisco to Istanbul was viewed by 160 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

When searching, try setting your filters to view flights for United Air Lines Inc., as currently they have the cheapest options available from San Francisco to Istanbul. On average you can find 353 flights for this flight path daily.

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 = ₺6.86
Flight duration
13h 12m
Average temperature for July in Istanbul
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Istanbul
1.2 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)