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Cheap Flights from Istanbul to Shanghai, CN, China - IST to SHA

Popular flights from Istanbul to Shanghai

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.

Air China
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 13, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 TRY2,372
China Eastern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 20, 2016 Jun 27, 2016 TRY2,204
China Southern Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 TRY1,533
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 TRY1,533
Jun 13, 2016 Jul 3, 2016 TRY1,533
Jun 18, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 TRY1,533
Jun 18, 2016 Jun 24, 2016 TRY1,533
Turkish Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 20, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 TRY2,526
May 20, 2016 May 28, 2016 TRY2,526
May 23, 2016 Jun 5, 2016 TRY2,526
May 28, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 TRY2,526
May 30, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 TRY2,526

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Istanbul to Shanghai (IST to SHA)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Istanbul to Shanghai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be TRY2,007.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Istanbul to Shanghai (IST to SHA)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Istanbul to Shanghai 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 Shanghai

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days TRY2,404 TRY2,389
7-14 days TRY2,395 TRY2,372
14-21 days TRY2,395 TRY2,466
21-30 days TRY2,404 TRY2,078
30-60 days TRY2,389 TRY1,533
60-90 days TRY2,387 TRY2,073
90+ days TRY2,375 TRY2,152

Cheapest Day To Fly from Istanbul to Shanghai

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
TRY1,533 TRY2,395 TRY2,384 TRY1,533 TRY2,301 TRY1,533 TRY2,372

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Istanbul to Shanghai

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Istanbul Shanghai China Southern 5/28/16 6/10/16 2 TRY1,956
June Istanbul Shanghai China Southern 6/11/16 6/30/16 1 TRY1,533
July Istanbul Shanghai China Southern 7/2/16 7/8/16 1 TRY1,750
August Istanbul Shanghai China Southern 8/4/16 8/11/16 1 TRY2,164
September Istanbul Shanghai China Southern 9/10/16 9/16/16 1 TRY2,161
October Istanbul Shanghai China Southern 10/13/16 10/17/16 2 TRY2,190
November Istanbul Shanghai China Eastern 11/1/16 11/8/16 2 TRY2,110
December Istanbul Shanghai Air China 12/29/16 1/12/17 1 TRY2,352

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

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 Shanghai.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
TRY3,154
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
TRY3,154 TRY2,566
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
TRY2,566 TRY2,549
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
TRY2,549 TRY2,772
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
TRY2,772 TRY2,526
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
TRY2,526

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Istanbul to Shanghai (IST to SHA)

Your Istanbul to Shanghai 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 Shanghai is TRY3,791.

The average price for non-stop flights from Istanbul to Shanghai is TRY2,458.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Istanbul to Shanghai
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Turkish 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 01:20 01:20

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Istanbul to Shanghai (IST to SHA)

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 Shanghai. 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 Shanghai is TRY4,558.

The average price for round trip flights from Istanbul to Shanghai is TRY2,204.

Istanbul to Shanghai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Istanbul to Shanghai?
Answer: The average Istanbul to Shanghai flight time is 10 hours and 10 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Istanbul and Shanghai?
Answer: The distance from Istanbul to Shanghai is 8027 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Istanbul to Shanghai?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Istanbul to Shanghai.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Istanbul to Shanghai?
Answer: Turkish Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Istanbul and Shanghai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Istanbul to Shanghai?
Answer: Doha, QA

Airlines Flying from Istanbul to Shanghai (IST to SHA)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Istanbul to Shanghai 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 Shanghai.

Istanbul to Shanghai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air France CDG X X X X X X X
British Airways LHR X X X X X X X
EVA Air TPE X X X X X X X
China Southern URC 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
Asiana ICN X X X X X X X
Qatar DOH X X X X X X X
Singapore SIN X X X X X X X
Aeroflot SVO 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 Shanghai, 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 Seoul Onur Air, Korean, Atlasjet, Asiana, Turkish, SunExpress TRY1,747
Istanbul to Bangkok Onur Air, Atlasjet, Pegasus, Bangkok, Thai, Turkish, SunExpress TRY1,744
Istanbul to Taipei EVA Air, China Airlines, Atlasjet, Turkish TRY2,369
Istanbul to Ningbo Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish TRY2,638
Istanbul to Hangzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Atlasjet, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish TRY2,167
Istanbul to Beijing Onur Air, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Atlasjet, China Eastern, Turkish, SunExpress TRY1,396
Istanbul to Guangzhou Sichuan, Onur Air, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Atlasjet, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish, Shenzhen TRY1,385
Istanbul to Hong Kong Onur Air, Cathay, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Atlasjet, Turkish TRY2,258
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 TRY243
Istanbul to Dubai Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia, Atlasjet, Pegasus, Turkish, SunExpress TRY568
Istanbul to Manila Cebu Pacific, Atlasjet, Philippine, Turkish TRY2,107
Istanbul to Changzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, Turkish Check Dates
Istanbul to Tokyo Onur Air, JAL, Atlasjet, All Nippon, Turkish, SunExpress TRY2,132
Istanbul to Nanjing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish, Shenzhen Check Dates
Istanbul to Singapore Atlasjet, SilkAir, Pegasus, Singapore, Turkish, Tigerair, Scoot, SunExpress TRY2,335
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 TRY357
Istanbul to Wenzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, China Eastern, Turkish TRY2,775
Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, AirAsia X, Atlasjet, Malaysia, Malindo, Pegasus, Turkish TRY1,527
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 TRY343
Istanbul to Moscow Onur Air, Atlasjet, Pegasus, S7, Aeroflot, Turkish, Ural, UTAir, SunExpress TRY494
Istanbul to Osaka JAL, Atlasjet, All Nippon, Turkish TRY1,750
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 TRY332
Istanbul to Hefei Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish Check Dates
Istanbul to Denpasar Bali Garuda, Atlasjet, Turkish TRY1,910
Istanbul to Qingdao Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish Check Dates
Istanbul to New York American, JetBlue, Atlasjet, Turkish, United, SunExpress TRY999
Istanbul to Xiamen Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Atlasjet, Xiamen, China Eastern, Turkish 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 TRY397
Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar Onur Air, Atlasjet, MIAT, Pegasus, Turkish TRY4,658

Cheap International Flights to Shanghai - SHA

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Varna to Shanghai Air Berlin, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Southern, Condor, Bulgaria Air, Hainan, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight TRY11,154
Cheap Flights from Istanbul to Shanghai, CN, China, from TRY537 Round trip from IST to SHA