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Cheap Flights from Istanbul to San Francisco, CA, United States - IST to SFO

Popular flights from Istanbul to San Francisco

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 27, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 TRY1,605
May 27, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 TRY1,605
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 TRY1,605
Turkish Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 21, 2016 Jul 2, 2016 TRY1,667
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 TRY1,077

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Istanbul to San Francisco (IST to SFO)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Istanbul to San Francisco, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be TRY1,094.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Istanbul to San Francisco (IST to SFO)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Istanbul to San Francisco based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Istanbul to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Istanbul to San Francisco should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days TRY3,425 TRY1,088
7-14 days TRY3,059 TRY1,088
14-21 days TRY2,304 TRY1,085
21-30 days TRY2,927 TRY1,085
30-60 days TRY1,667 TRY1,085
60-90 days TRY3,017 TRY1,530
90+ days TRY2,075 TRY1,074

Cheapest Day To Fly from Istanbul to San Francisco

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Istanbul to San Francisco.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
TRY1,085 TRY1,085 TRY1,077 TRY1,088 TRY1,085 TRY1,113 TRY1,127

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Istanbul to San Francisco

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Istanbul to San Francisco.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Istanbul San Francisco United 5/16/16 5/29/16 1 TRY1,085
June Istanbul San Francisco United 6/8/16 6/24/16 2 TRY1,077
July Istanbul San Francisco United 7/6/16 7/10/16 1 TRY2,614
August Istanbul San Francisco United 8/31/16 9/12/16 2 TRY1,594
September Istanbul San Francisco United 9/30/16 10/15/16 1 TRY1,074
October Istanbul San Francisco United 10/1/16 10/15/16 1 TRY1,074
November Istanbul San Francisco United 11/22/16 11/28/16 1 TRY1,074
December Istanbul San Francisco United 12/15/16 12/30/16 1 TRY1,080

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Istanbul to San Francisco

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Istanbul to San Francisco.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
TRY3,221
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
TRY3,221 TRY3,059
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
TRY3,059 TRY3,221
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
TRY3,221

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Istanbul to San Francisco (IST to SFO)

Your Istanbul to San Francisco flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Istanbul to San Francisco is TRY1,524.

The average price for non-stop flights from Istanbul to San Francisco is TRY1,717.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Istanbul to San Francisco.

Nonstop Flight Details from Istanbul to San Francisco
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Turkish 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:05 13:05

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Istanbul to San Francisco (IST to SFO)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Istanbul to San Francisco. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Istanbul to San Francisco is TRY6,086.

The average price for round trip flights from Istanbul to San Francisco is TRY1,471.

Istanbul to San Francisco Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Istanbul to San Francisco?
Answer: The average Istanbul to San Francisco flight time is 13 hours and 20 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Istanbul and San Francisco?
Answer: The distance from Istanbul to San Francisco is 10792 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Istanbul to San Francisco?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Istanbul to San Francisco.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Istanbul to San Francisco?
Answer: Turkish Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Istanbul and San Francisco.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Istanbul to San Francisco?
Answer: Dubai, AE

Airlines Flying from Istanbul to San Francisco (IST to SFO)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Istanbul to San Francisco with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Istanbul to San Francisco.

Istanbul to San Francisco
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air Canada YYZ X X X X X X X
Air France CDG X X X X X X X
British Airways LHR X X X X X X X
Delta JFK X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
Korean ICN X X X
KLM AMS X X X X X X X
Lufthansa FRA X X X X X X X
Lufthansa FRA / MUC X X X X X X X
Swiss ZRH X X X X X X X
Turkish - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Istanbul and San Francisco, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap International Flights from Istanbul - IST

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Istanbul to Oakland American, Alaska, Atlasjet, Turkish, United TRY1,848
Istanbul to San Jose American, JetBlue, Turkish, United TRY1,689
Istanbul to Sacramento American, Alaska, Turkish, United TRY1,943
Istanbul to Los Angeles Onur Air, American, Alaska, JetBlue, Atlasjet, Turkish, United, SunExpress TRY1,074
Istanbul to Santa Rosa American, Alaska, United Check Dates
Istanbul to London Germanwings, Onur Air, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Norwegian Air, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Iberia, Meridiana, Adria, Atlasjet, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, Pegasus, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Tap Portugal, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic, Vueling, WIZZ, SunExpress, Monarch TRY330
Istanbul to Las Vegas American, JetBlue, Turkish, United TRY1,622
Istanbul to New York American, JetBlue, Atlasjet, Turkish, United, SunExpress TRY979
Istanbul to Monterey American, Alaska, Turkish, United TRY2,279
Istanbul to Seattle American, JetBlue, Atlasjet, Turkish, United, SunExpress TRY1,745
Istanbul to San Diego American, Alaska, JetBlue, Turkish, United TRY1,826
Istanbul to Reno American, Turkish, United TRY1,949
Istanbul to Paris Germanwings, Onur Air, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Iberia, Adria, Atlasjet, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Jet2, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, Pegasus, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Transavia, Tap Portugal, easyJet, WIZZ, SunExpress TRY350
Istanbul to Dubai Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia, Atlasjet, Pegasus, Turkish, SunExpress TRY557
Istanbul to Vancouver Air Canada, Atlasjet, Turkish, Air Transat, WestJet, SunExpress TRY1,764
Istanbul to Amsterdam Germanwings, Onur Air, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, transavia.com, Iberia, Adria, Atlasjet, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Pegasus, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Tap Portugal, Vueling, Corendon, SunExpress TRY339
Istanbul to Ontario American, Alaska, Turkish, United TRY3,772
Istanbul to Santa Ana American, Turkish, United TRY1,630
Istanbul to Phoenix American, Atlasjet, Turkish, United TRY1,823
Istanbul to Salt Lake City American, JetBlue, Atlasjet, Turkish, United TRY1,913
Istanbul to Frankfurt Germanwings, Onur Air, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, Adria, Atlasjet, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Pegasus, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Tap Portugal, WIZZ, TUIfly, Sunexpress, SunExpress TRY330
Istanbul to Bangkok Onur Air, Atlasjet, Pegasus, Bangkok, Thai, Turkish, SunExpress TRY1,739
Istanbul to Denver American, JetBlue, Atlasjet, Turkish, United, SunExpress TRY1,820
Istanbul to Moscow Onur Air, Atlasjet, Pegasus, S7, Aeroflot, Turkish, Ural, UTAir, SunExpress TRY395
Istanbul to Medford American, Turkish, United Check Dates
Istanbul to Rome Germanwings, Onur Air, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air Nippon*, Eurowings, Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, Iberia, Meridiana, Atlasjet, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, Pegasus, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Tap Portugal, Vueling, WIZZ, SunExpress TRY386
Istanbul to Barcelona Germanwings, Onur Air, Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Bulgaria Air, Ryanair, NIKI, transavia.com, Iberia, Atlasjet, KLM, Air Malta, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Pegasus, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Vueling, WIZZ, SunExpress TRY479
Istanbul to Atlanta American, Atlasjet, Turkish, United TRY1,085
Istanbul to Toronto Air Canada, Atlasjet, Pegasus, Turkish, Air Transat, WestJet, SunExpress TRY1,024

Cheap International Flights to San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Varna to San Francisco American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, United, Virgin Atlantic TRY2,972
Cheap Flights from Istanbul to San Francisco, CA, United States, from TRY385 Round trip from IST to SFO