Cheap flights from Istanbul (IST) to San Francisco (SFO) from $396

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 9/24. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
IST — SFO
Jun 25 — Jul 21

The best prices from Istanbul to San Francisco are usually found in February or November, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Istanbul to San Francisco

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Istanbul (IST) to San Francisco (SFO). 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 June 20, 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

February

Average price

$792

Round-trip from

$268
High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in June 2024
From Istanbul to San Francisco

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco, book at least 58 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 62% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $747 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $791.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Istanbul Airport. Prices for February average $764 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $428. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a February flight can save you 38% on your journey compared to booking in July

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 34% on airfare.

Cheap Istanbul to San Francisco flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Istanbul to San Francisco specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Prices were last updated on June 20, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Istanbul to San Francisco in June and July 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Fri 6/285:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Tue 7/231:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 10mKLM
Deal found 6/19$614
Fri 6/285:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Tue 7/231:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 10mKLM
Deal found 6/18$646
Mon 7/15:00 pmIST - SFO
2 stops39h 01mKLM
Tue 7/231:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 10mKLM
Deal found 6/18$652
Wed 7/32:00 pmIST - SFO
2 stops20h 51mLufthansa
Fri 9/131:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop21h 25mLufthansa
Deal found 6/19$659
Wed 7/35:55 pmIST - SFO
1 stop32h 05mLufthansa
Fri 9/131:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop21h 25mLufthansa
Deal found 6/19$662
Tue 6/258:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops23h 51mBritish Airways
Thu 7/43:30 pmSFO - IST
1 stop23h 05mBritish Airways
Deal found 6/20$663
Tue 6/258:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops23h 51mBritish Airways
Mon 9/163:30 pmSFO - IST
1 stop22h 55mBritish Airways
Deal found 6/19$664
Sat 6/298:30 amIST - SFO
2 stops22h 05mBritish Airways
Tue 7/233:30 pmSFO - IST
1 stop22h 55mBritish Airways
Deal found 6/19$665
Wed 7/32:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop36h 00mUnited Airlines
Wed 9/117:25 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$666

Istanbul to San Francisco 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Istanbul and San Francisco in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Istanbul to San Francisco in June and July 2024. More deals are always being added, so be sure to check back regularly.
Wed 10/95:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Mon 10/211:50 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 15mKLM
Deal found 6/18$421
Wed 11/135:55 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 55mKLM
Tue 11/191:50 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 05mKLM
Deal found 6/19$422
Thu 10/245:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Wed 1/151:50 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 05mKLM
Deal found 6/19$424
Wed 11/137:25 amIST - SFO
1 stop16h 45mMultiple Airlines
Tue 11/199:30 amSFO - IST
2 stops20h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$426
Wed 10/235:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Wed 1/158:30 amSFO - IST
2 stops21h 25mKLM
Deal found 6/19$434
Wed 11/137:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops19h 29mKLM
Thu 1/2310:45 amSFO - IST
2 stops19h 10mKLM
Deal found 6/19$436
Thu 10/245:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Wed 10/3010:30 amSFO - IST
2 stops20h 35mKLM
Deal found 6/19$439
Wed 11/137:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops19h 56mMultiple Airlines
Fri 1/248:30 amSFO - IST
2 stops21h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$441
Wed 11/65:55 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 55mKLM
Thu 1/161:50 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 05mKLM
Deal found 6/19$442

Istanbul to San Francisco flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Istanbul to San Francisco 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 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Users seeking a last-minute flight from Istanbul to San Francisco should consider booking one of these fares. Users should examine the flight details to ensure there are no surprises.
Fri 6/285:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Tue 7/231:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 10mKLM
Deal found 6/19$614
Fri 6/285:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop28h 45mKLM
Tue 7/231:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 10mKLM
Deal found 6/18$646
Mon 7/15:00 pmIST - SFO
2 stops39h 01mKLM
Tue 7/231:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop16h 10mKLM
Deal found 6/18$652
Wed 7/32:00 pmIST - SFO
2 stops20h 51mLufthansa
Fri 9/131:55 pmSFO - IST
1 stop21h 25mLufthansa
Deal found 6/19$659
Sat 6/298:05 pmIST - SFO
1 stop31h 20mBritish Airways
Thu 9/51:26 pmSFO - IST
2 stops25h 09mBritish Airways
Deal found 6/20$662
Tue 6/258:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops23h 51mBritish Airways
Thu 7/43:30 pmSFO - IST
1 stop23h 05mBritish Airways
Deal found 6/20$663
Tue 6/258:25 amIST - SFO
2 stops23h 51mBritish Airways
Mon 9/163:30 pmSFO - IST
1 stop22h 55mBritish Airways
Deal found 6/19$664
Sat 6/298:30 amIST - SFO
2 stops22h 05mBritish Airways
Tue 7/233:30 pmSFO - IST
1 stop22h 55mBritish Airways
Deal found 6/19$665
Wed 7/32:00 pmIST - SFO
1 stop36h 00mUnited Airlines
Wed 9/117:25 pmSFO - IST
1 stop15h 55mUnited Airlines
Deal found 6/20$666

One-way flights to San Francisco from Istanbul

Search for one-way flight options from Istanbul to San Francisco. 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 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Users traveling one-way from Istanbul to San Francisco can select one of these great deals. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Istanbul to San Francisco instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Tue 9/244:50 amIST - SFO
2 stops26h 48mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$396
Tue 9/174:50 amIST - SFO
2 stops26h 48mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$400
Wed 9/186:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops24h 31mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$436
Mon 9/236:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops24h 31mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/20$437
Mon 9/234:50 amIST - SFO
3 stops42h 09mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/20$475
Wed 6/266:45 amIST - SFO
2 stops41h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$491
Thu 8/229:55 pmIST - SFO
3 stops33h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$511
Sun 8/251:45 pmIST - SFO
1 stop34h 05mQatar Airways
Deal found 6/19$514
Wed 7/1011:15 pmIST - SFO
3 stops56h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/20$516

Find flights from Istanbul to San Francisco within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Istanbul to San Francisco 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 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.

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IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Wed 10/9

1 stop28h 45m

San Francisco

Mon 10/21

1 stop16h 15m

$421

IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Wed 11/13

1 stop16h 45m

San Francisco

Tue 11/19

2 stops20h 25m

$426

IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Sun 11/10

2 stops26h 34m

San Francisco

Thu 11/21

1 stop21h 40m

$578

IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Sat 11/16

1 stop17h 20m

San Francisco

Thu 11/21

1 stop21h 40m

$585

IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Wed 11/6

2 stops22h 32m

San Francisco

Fri 1/17

2 stops21h 35m

$597

IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Mon 11/11

1 stop17h 00m

San Francisco

Sun 1/26

1 stop21h 05m

$615

IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Thu 11/14

2 stops23h 44m

San Francisco

Wed 11/20

2 stops22h 25m

$616

IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Wed 10/9

2 stops33h 23m

San Francisco

Mon 10/21

2 stops29h 45m

$653

IstanbulSan Francisco

IST - SFO

ISTSFO

Istanbul

Wed 7/3

2 stops29h 27m

San Francisco

Fri 9/13

2 stops22h 10m

$664

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Istanbul to San Francisco. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
The best time to book flights from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco is 57 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 Istanbul Airport to San Francisco?

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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Istanbul Airport to San Francisco flight should consider departing on Wednesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Temperature and rainfall in San Francisco by month

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

SFO

Temperature

51.8 - 62.6 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to San Francisco, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, September is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 62.6 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 51.8 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing San Francisco

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to San Francisco. 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 San Francisco. Reviews last updated June 20, 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta from Istanbul to San Francisco. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.9
Good
1,437 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.7
Good
1,353 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.7
Good
4,267 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

7.5
Good
1,666 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Entertainment

8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

8.6

Overall

8.0

Food

7.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Crew was nice and courteous. Boarding went smoothly. But we experienced a few minutes of extreme turbulence.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Istanbul to San Francisco. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco from Istanbul?

    For a flight from Istanbul to San Francisco, you will be flying into 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 inbound flights from Istanbul per day. 9 airlines have flights to San Francisco from Istanbul on a regular basis.

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

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on KLM for just $421, but on average you can expect to pay $475.

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

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco is less than $866.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco for under $700?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $700.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco round-trip?

    Our cheapest airline available from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco is KLM. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $421 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is American Airlines, starting at $578. These flights start at 44% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco?

    The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco are Turkish Airlines (86%), Pakistan International Airlines (86%) and IndiGo (86%).

  • What are the cheapest flights from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco?

    Looking for the cheapest flight from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco? While on average our users pay $1,430, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $766. The most popular route (Istanbul - San Francisco), is priced around $424.

  • What does IST to SFO mean?

    IST stands for Istanbul Airport, while SFO stands for San Francisco Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • Where are the most common layover locations when flying from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco?

  • What are some popular things to do or see while on a layover in London?

    Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, and London Eye are the most popular attractions in London if you're in need of something to do during your layover. Those on a layover in London interested in visiting Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, or London Eye can do so by traveling 12.5 mi, 14.1 mi, and 14.7 mi, respectively from London Heathrow. Those looking to explore during their layover in London can rent a car from London Heathrow for about $49 per day.

  • Where are the least popular layover locations for Istanbul Airport to San Francisco flights?

  • Can I find deals for flights from Istanbul to San Francisco that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Istanbul to San Francisco flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Istanbul to San Francisco with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Istanbul to San Francisco flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Istanbul to San Francisco that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Istanbul to San Francisco flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Istanbul to San Francisco?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Istanbul to San Francisco.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Istanbul to San Francisco?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Istanbul to San Francisco by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Istanbul to San Francisco that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Istanbul to San Francisco offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Istanbul to San Francisco?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Istanbul to San Francisco flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Istanbul Airport to San Francisco flight deals updated?

    The Istanbul Airport to San Francisco flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/19.

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

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco?

    Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco (average of $268). Flying from Istanbul Airport to San Francisco in June is currently the most expensive (average of $382). 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 9 airlines flying from Istanbul to San Francisco

Discover the top 9 airlines that operate flights from Istanbul to San Francisco. 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 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
KLMCheapest$433Average$502FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
Scandinavian AirlinesCheapest$464Average$524FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%
British AirwaysCheapest$499Average$616FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%
American AirlinesCheapest$536Average$593FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
United AirlinesCheapest$595Average$1,056FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
LufthansaCheapest$618Average$886FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%
DeltaCheapest$624Average$700FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
Pegasus AirlinesCheapest$646Average$767FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%
Turkish AirlinesCheapest$760Average$873FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%

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Hourly flight availability from Istanbul to San Francisco

Find hourly flight availability from Istanbul to San Francisco. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
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75%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Istanbul to San Francisco

Explore weekly flight availability from Istanbul to San Francisco. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
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