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How to find the cheapest flight from
USA to Istanbul (IST)

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 51 days in advance, which can save you up to 17% on flights from USA to Istanbul compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 51 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $917. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,038.

What is the cheapest month to fly from USA to Istanbul?

February can be a great time to fly to Istanbul from USA with a flight ticket averaging about $866. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $625. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from USA to Istanbul in November, December 2020

The best prices found for USA to IST flights for November, December
28 Dec - 13 Jan
$570pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
28 Dec - 14 Jan
$573pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
30 Nov - 9 Dec
$585pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

USA to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from USA found for next year
28 Dec - 13 Jan
$570pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
28 Dec - 14 Jan
$573pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
30 Nov - 9 Dec
$585pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from USA

Save time with USA to Istanbul direct flight deals
5 Jan - 23 Feb
$890pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
5 Jan - 19 Jan
$894pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
3 May - 13 May
$900pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from USA to Istanbul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Istanbul from USA, departing today and this week
30 Nov - 9 Dec
$585pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
1 Dec - 9 Dec
$616pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
1 Dec - 11 Dec
$622pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to Istanbul from USA

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to Istanbul
5:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
36h 55m
JFK - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$325
Kiwi.com
2:50 pm - 1:55 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
15h 05m
JFK - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$328
Kiwi.com
2:55 pm - 1:55 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
39h 00m
JFK - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$330
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about USA to Istanbul flights.

Flight FAQs

From USA to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from USA 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 USA 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from United States to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Delta and Alitalia to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from United States to Istanbul include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from United States to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta flying from United States to Istanbul have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to Istanbul for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $471, but on average you can expect to pay $505.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to Istanbul under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to Istanbul is less than $920.

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

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

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

The most popular airlines flying from USA to Istanbul are Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from USA to Istanbul?

While some choose either Los Angeles - Istanbul or Orlando - Istanbul, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Istanbul is the most popular route from USA to Istanbul.

What are the cheapest Flights from USA to Istanbul?

While on average a flight from USA to Istanbul is generally $975, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $457. When looking at the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Istanbul), you can expect to pay $536 for that flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from USA to Istanbul?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from USA to Istanbul consider choosing Uzbekistan Airways (46%), Air New Zealand (43%) or Turkish Airlines (40%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

How long is the flight from USA to Istanbul?

Departing from USA to Istanbul will take you 14h 50m.

Arrival points for flights from USA to Istanbul

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from USA to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺7.78
Average temperature for November in Istanbul
59.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Istanbul
3.4 ″

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines from USA to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from USA 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
Austrian Airlines
$810 $900 No change fee 78%
Air Canada
$475 $916 No cancel fee 67%
Royal Air Maroc
$633 $918 No cancel fee 75%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Royal Air Maroc. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Delta
$426 $925 No cancel fee N/A
Air France
$576 $945 No change fee 77%
LOT
$475 $958 No change fee 81%
KLM
$530 $993 No change fee 75%
British Airways
$361 $1,110 No cancel fee 70%
Alitalia
$783 $1,111 No cancel fee 81%
Qatar Airways
$737 $1,136 No cancel fee 68%
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