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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul, TR, Turkey - SFO to IST Last modified: Jul 30, 2016 2:03 AM

Popular flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Last modified: Jul 30, 2016 2:03 AM

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.

United
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Wed 11/9
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Mon 11/14
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$880
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American
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Tue 11/1
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Tue 11/15
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$926
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Mon 11/14
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$926
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Wed 11/23
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$926
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Wed 11/16
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Sun 11/27
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American
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Tue 11/22
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Sun 11/27
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$926
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Turkish
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Tue 8/23
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Tue 8/30
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$987
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Tue 8/23
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Tue 9/6
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$987
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How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Istanbul (SFO to IST)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Istanbul, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $947.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Francisco to Istanbul 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 San Francisco to Istanbul

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $1,730 $1,927
7-14 days $1,548 $1,383
14-21 days $1,377 $1,313
21-30 days $987 $1,045
30-60 days $987 $912
60-90 days $987 $952
90+ days $987 $880

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Istanbul

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$925 $942 $948 $966 $983 $953 $912

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Istanbul

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
August San Francisco Istanbul United 8/30/16 9/6/16 1 $974
September San Francisco Istanbul United 9/25/16 10/10/16 1 $912
October San Francisco Istanbul United 10/18/16 10/25/16 1 $952
November San Francisco Istanbul United 11/9/16 11/14/16 1 $880
December San Francisco Istanbul United 12/5/16 12/14/16 1 $880
January San Francisco Istanbul United 1/11/17 1/25/17 1 $880
February San Francisco Istanbul United 2/1/17 2/15/17 1 $880
March San Francisco Istanbul United 3/7/17 3/16/17 1 $939

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

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 San Francisco to Istanbul.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$1,860
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$1,860
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$1,126
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$1,126

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

Your San Francisco to Istanbul 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 San Francisco to Istanbul is $1,040.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Istanbul is $987.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from San Francisco to Istanbul
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Turkish 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18:10 18:10

San Francisco to Istanbul Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Istanbul?
Answer: The average San Francisco to Istanbul flight time is 13 hours and 5 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between San Francisco and Istanbul?
Answer: The distance from San Francisco to Istanbul is 6706 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Francisco to Istanbul?
Answer: Turkish Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between San Francisco and Istanbul.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Istanbul?
Answer: Abu Dhabi, AE

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Istanbul (SFO to IST) Number of flights searched: 529Last modified: Jul 30, 2016 2:03 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Francisco to Istanbul 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 San Francisco to Istanbul.

San Francisco to Istanbul
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
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 MUC / FRA 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 San Francisco and Istanbul, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $284
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $127
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $110
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $197

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight $734
San Francisco to Paris American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $711
San Francisco to Athens Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Austrian, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $682
San Francisco to Frankfurt American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Tuifly, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Sun Country, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $537
San Francisco to Rome Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $943
San Francisco to Bucharest Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $731
San Francisco to Sofia Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic $713
San Francisco to Ankara American, Pegasus, Turkish, United $1,007
San Francisco to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United $703
San Francisco to Amsterdam American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Tuifly, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $471
San Francisco to Tel Aviv - Yafo American, Alaska, El Al, United $989
San Francisco to Munich American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $520
San Francisco to Varna American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Condor, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Brussels, United $1,171
San Francisco to Izmir American, JetBlue, Turkish, United $1,106
San Francisco to Barcelona Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight $827
San Francisco to Milan American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Air Dolomiti, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $944
San Francisco to Moscow American, Alaska, JetBlue, S7, Aeroflot, United, UTAir $884
San Francisco to Bangkok American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $648
San Francisco to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Virgin America, Island Air $722

Cheap International Flights to Istanbul - IST

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sacramento to Istanbul American, Alaska, Atlasjet, Turkish, United $944
Oakland to Istanbul American, Alaska, Atlasjet, Turkish, United $937
San Jose to Istanbul American, Alaska, Atlasjet, Turkish, United $916
Reno to Istanbul American, Alaska, Atlasjet, Turkish, United $1,267
Fresno to Istanbul American, Alaska, Turkish, United Check Dates
Santa Rosa to Istanbul American, Alaska, United Check Dates
Monterey to Istanbul American, Turkish, United Check Dates
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul, TR, Turkey, from $880 Round trip from SFO to IST