$283+ Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 9/27. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel.
SFO — IST
jul. 23 — jul. 301

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The best prices from San Francisco to Istanbul are usually found in February or March, booked 89 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to Istanbul

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul (TR5). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated julio 18, 2024.

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June

Cheapest in

February

Round-trip from

$777
(Kiwi.com)

One-way from

$283
(Kiwi.com)
High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
From San Francisco to Istanbul
One-way flight from San Francisco to Istanbul

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

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 9% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 56 days in advance to save up to 12% 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 Francisco to Istanbul 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,218, or $1,282 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $1,250 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $675. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from SFO to IST?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Istanbul in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 13% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap San Francisco to Istanbul flights in July & August 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Francisco to Istanbul specifically for the months of July and August 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Prices were last updated on julio 18, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from San Francisco to Istanbul in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
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mar. 8/135:40 pmSFO - SAW
1 stop16h 25mMultiple Airlines
mar. 8/209:30 amSAW - SFO
1 stop16h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,069
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
vie. 8/306:00 amSFO - IST
1 stop24h 25mMultiple Airlines
lun. 9/166:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops39h 16mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,069
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 8/137:40 pmSFO - IST
3 stops35h 15mMultiple Airlines
mar. 8/204:05 pmIST - SFO
2 stops34h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,070
This Delta deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/18. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Delta is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
lun. 8/267:15 amSFO - IST
2 stops23h 15mDelta
lun. 9/26:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops25h 53mDelta
Deal found 7/18$1,072
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
jue. 8/155:40 pmSFO - SAW
1 stop16h 25mMultiple Airlines
jue. 8/229:20 amSAW - SFO
1 stop16h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,077
This ScholarTrip deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure ScholarTrip is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
vie. 8/2310:55 pmSFO - IST
2 stops32h 05mLufthansa
lun. 9/162:00 pmIST - SFO
2 stops37h 06mLufthansa
Deal found 7/17$1,077
This SmartFares deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure SmartFares is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mié. 8/2811:00 amSFO - SAW
2 stops39h 10mQatar Airways
dom. 9/88:05 pmSAW - SFO
1 stop27h 45mQatar Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,078
This KAYAK deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure KAYAK is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
sáb. 8/3112:16 pmSFO - SAW
2 stops39h 24mBritish Airways
lun. 9/92:35 pmSAW - SFO
1 stop32h 40mBritish Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,079
This Delta deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/18. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Delta is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
lun. 8/2612:51 amSFO - IST
2 stops29h 14mDelta
mié. 9/116:45 amIST - SFO
1 stop21h 15mDelta
Deal found 7/18$1,079

San Francisco to Istanbul 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Francisco and Istanbul in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Data last updated julio 18, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from San Francisco to Istanbul in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
This Orbitz deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Orbitz is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
vie. 9/274:05 pmSFO - IST
2 stops19h 15mLufthansa
lun. 10/72:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop32h 40mLufthansa
Deal found 7/17$1,066
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sáb. 11/168:40 pmSFO - SAW
1 stop31h 30mBritish Airways
dom. 12/13:55 pmSAW - SFO
1 stop34h 05mBritish Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,067
This British Airways deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure British Airways is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
sáb. 9/2112:23 pmSFO - IST
2 stops20h 27mBritish Airways
dom. 9/296:45 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 30mBritish Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,067
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 8/135:40 pmSFO - SAW
1 stop16h 25mMultiple Airlines
mar. 8/209:30 amSAW - SFO
1 stop16h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,069
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
vie. 8/306:00 amSFO - IST
1 stop24h 25mMultiple Airlines
lun. 9/166:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops39h 16mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,069
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 8/137:40 pmSFO - IST
3 stops35h 15mMultiple Airlines
mar. 8/204:05 pmIST - SFO
2 stops34h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,070
This FlightHub deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure FlightHub is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
jue. 9/264:10 pmSFO - SAW
1 stop34h 00mQatar Airways
sáb. 10/58:05 pmSAW - SFO
1 stop27h 45mQatar Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,071
This StudentUniverse deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure StudentUniverse is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mié. 9/256:35 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mTurkish Airlines
lun. 9/301:15 pmIST - SFO
Nonstop13h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,071
This KAYAK deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure KAYAK is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
jue. 9/54:10 pmSFO - SAW
1 stop34h 00mQatar Airways
sáb. 9/281:40 pmSAW - SFO
1 stop34h 10mQatar Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,072

San Francisco to Istanbul flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from San Francisco to Istanbul for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Data last updated julio 18, 2024.
Have a look at some of the last-minute flights available departing from San Francisco to Istanbul. To prevent any unwanted surprises, users should verify their flight info before booking.
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sáb. 7/271:15 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mMultiple Airlines
lun. 10/77:45 pmIST - SFO
2 stops35h 31mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$1,097
This Delta deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/18. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Delta is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
dom. 7/283:00 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 30mDelta
lun. 10/76:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops26h 27mDelta
Deal found 7/18$1,143
This Delta deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/18. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Delta is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
sáb. 7/278:10 pmSFO - IST
1 stop34h 20mDelta
lun. 10/76:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops22h 42mDelta
Deal found 7/18$1,214
This Delta deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/18. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Delta is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
dom. 7/2812:46 amSFO - IST
2 stops29h 44mDelta
mar. 10/15:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mDelta
Deal found 7/18$1,229
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 7/231:15 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mMultiple Airlines
mar. 7/3011:30 pmIST - SFO
3 stops51h 43mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,234
This British Airways deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure British Airways is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
jue. 7/253:30 pmSFO - IST
1 stop23h 05mBritish Airways
vie. 8/168:30 amIST - SFO
2 stops23h 33mBritish Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,237
This British Airways deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/18. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure British Airways is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
jue. 7/251:40 pmSFO - IST
2 stops19h 45mBritish Airways
vie. 8/168:30 amIST - SFO
2 stops23h 33mBritish Airways
Deal found 7/18$1,242
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 7/231:15 pmSFO - IST
Nonstop13h 00mMultiple Airlines
mié. 7/3110:50 amIST - SFO
3 stops40h 23mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$1,246
This KAYAK deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure KAYAK is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
jue. 7/2512:24 pmSFO - IST
2 stops21h 01mBritish Airways
vie. 8/168:30 amIST - SFO
2 stops23h 33mBritish Airways
Deal found 7/17$1,256

One-way flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

Search for one-way flight options from San Francisco to Istanbul. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Data last updated julio 18, 2024.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from San Francisco to Istanbul, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. Those needing a return flight from San Francisco to Istanbul can use the search form above.
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/16. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
vie. 9/277:30 amSFO - IST
3 stops34h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/16$283
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
sáb. 10/266:18 pmSFO - IST
2 stops57h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$290
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 12/312:24 pmSFO - IST
2 stops23h 56mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$293
This mytrip.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure mytrip.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 12/31:50 pmSFO - SAW
2 stops23h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$304
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/18. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
jue. 10/2412:50 pmSFO - SAW
3 stops30h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$321
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 10/1512:24 pmSFO - IST
2 stops24h 11mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$323
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/17. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mar. 10/1512:58 amSFO - IST
3 stops59h 37mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$332
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mié. 10/1612:50 pmSFO - SAW
3 stops30h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/17$340
This Kiwi.com deal was found by Cheapflights users on 7/18. Clicking the “Pick Dates” button in this card will allow you to select your dates and further customize your flight criteria. From there, click “Find deals”, make sure Kiwi.com is selected, and click “Compare selected” under the list of providers to see comparable flight deals.
mié. 10/1612:50 pmSFO - SAW
3 stops30h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 7/18$341

Find flights from San Francisco to Istanbul within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from San Francisco to Istanbul that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Data last updated julio 18, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$777 - $974

Route

Depart

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Price

San FranciscoIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen

SFO - SAW

SFOSAW

San Francisco

mar. 11/19

2 stops23h 21m

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

dom. 11/24

1 stop18h 10m

$777

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

mié. 8/7

1 stop15h 30m

Istanbul

mar. 9/17

2 stops26h 44m

$783

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

mar. 9/3

2 stops25h 11m

Istanbul

mar. 9/10

2 stops25h 41m

$787

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

mié. 10/23

1 stop16h 20m

Istanbul

vie. 11/8

1 stop17h 00m

$811

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

lun. 9/9

1 stop17h 20m

Istanbul

lun. 9/16

1 stop27h 00m

$840

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

dom. 9/8

1 stop15h 55m

Istanbul

mié. 9/18

2 stops25h 40m

$848

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

mar. 9/17

2 stops18h 35m

Istanbul

mar. 9/24

2 stops23h 16m

$855

San FranciscoIstanbul

SFO - IST

SFOIST

San Francisco

jue. 9/5

2 stops36h 05m

Istanbul

mar. 9/17

3 stops34h 42m

$915

San FranciscoIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen

SFO - SAW

SFOSAW

San Francisco

lun. 9/2

1 stop34h 00m

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

dom. 11/3

1 stop27h 30m

$974

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from San Francisco to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on July 12, 2024.
The best time to book flights from San Francisco to Istanbul is 89 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on July 14, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Istanbul flight should consider departing on Thursday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Istanbul from San Francisco with our price prediction graph.
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Temperature and rainfall in Istanbul by month

Plan your trip to Istanbul by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

IST

Temperature

41 - 73.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Istanbul, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 73.4 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 41.0 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Istanbul

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Istanbul. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Istanbul. Reviews last updated julio 18, 2024.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Delta, British Airways and Air Canada from San Francisco to Istanbul by reading reviews from past customers. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very good
3,769 reviews

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

8.1
Very good
3,769 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,769 reviews

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

8.0
Very good
9,762 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,769 reviews

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

7.7
Good
4,175 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,769 reviews

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

7.4
Good
3,751 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,769 reviews

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

7.4
Good
10,000 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,769 reviews

Food

7.9

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

8.3

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The seats were very uncomfortable. I along with maybe 4 other passengers were never given our breakfast meal. The attendant completely forgot about us. For such a long flight the seats should be made with more comfort in mind. Just because it is economy doesn’t mean we don’t deserve comfort.

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  • 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. 14 airlines have flights to Istanbul from San Francisco on a regular basis.

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    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul under $1,100. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Istanbul is less than $1,069.

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    There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

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    Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Istanbul round-trip from $783. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Lufthansa, from $811, and British Airways, from $840. Delta is priced at 37% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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    Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from San Francisco to Istanbul on time: Turkish Airlines (76%), Pakistan International Airlines (76%), IndiGo (76%).

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    Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Istanbul? While on average our users pay $1,911, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $479. The most popular route (San Francisco - Istanbul), is priced around $702.

  • What does SFO to IST mean?

    SFO and IST are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. SFO to IST refers to a flight route from San Francisco Airport to Istanbul Airport. This flight route has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI), İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (KCO), Tekirdağ Corlu Airport (TEQ).

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    Most Frankfurt am Main visitors opt to spend their time experiencing Römerberg, Oper Frankfurt, and Konstablerwache. Römerberg, Oper Frankfurt and Konstablerwache are located about 7.4 mi, 7.0 mi, and 7.7 mi, respectively from Frankfurt am Main if you are interested in checking them out. Those looking to explore during their layover in Frankfurt am Main can rent a car from Frankfurt am Main for about $42 per day.

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    Most London visitors opt to spend their time at Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, and London Eye. Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus and London Eye are located about 12.5 mi, 14.1 mi, and 14.7 mi, respectively from London Heathrow if you are interested in checking them out. Those looking to explore during their layover in London can rent a car from London Heathrow for about $56 per day.

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    The San Francisco to Istanbul flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 7/18.

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    Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul (average of $926). Flying from San Francisco to Istanbul in June is currently the most expensive (average of $1,417). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Istanbul

Discover the top 10 airlines that operate flights from San Francisco to Istanbul. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,689,020 searches. Data last updated julio 18, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
AnadoluJetCheapest$133Average$189FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
United AirlinesCheapest$546Average$1,161FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
Air CanadaCheapest$675Average$1,232FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%
DeltaCheapest$725Average$1,163FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
LufthansaCheapest$781Average$1,118FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%
KLMCheapest$848Average$1,364FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
British AirwaysCheapest$875Average$1,122FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%
EmiratesCheapest$893Average$1,382FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
American AirlinesCheapest$897Average$1,139FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
Qatar AirwaysCheapest$951Average$1,095FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%

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