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Flights to Istanbul in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceHK$5,207Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip fromHK$3,254From Hong Kong Intl to Istanbul
One-way fromHK$78One-way flight from Hong Kong Intl (HKG) to Istanbul

Cheap flights to Istanbul in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SAW flights for September, October
28 Oct - 4 Nov
HK$3,254pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
28 Oct - 4 Nov
HK$3,292pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
26 Oct - 28 Oct
HK$3,316pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul found for this year
28 Oct - 4 Nov
HK$3,254pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
28 Oct - 4 Nov
HK$3,292pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
26 Oct - 28 Oct
HK$3,316pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

Last minute flights to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul, departing today and this week
5 Oct - 12 Oct
HK$3,417pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
5 Oct - 12 Oct
HK$3,440pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
5 Oct - 12 Oct
HK$4,444pp
HKG
Hong Kong Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
HKG
Hong Kong Intl

Cheapest prices for Istanbul flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Istanbul found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
HK$4,413
February
HK$4,258
March
HK$4,226
April
HK$4,468
May
HK$4,304
June
HK$4,367
July
HK$5,075
August
HK$4,732
September
HK$4,483
October
HK$4,071
November
HK$3,923
December
HK$4,258
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul is currently November; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Istanbul?

Average Istanbul flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
HKG - TR5
Price
HK$3,924 - HK$7,811
TR5
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
TR5
Precipitation
25 - 102 mm
The best time to fly to Istanbul is during August, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Istanbul peak to their warmest. December tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Istanbul?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Istanbul, you should look to book at least 34 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Cheap flights to Istanbul are a snip since low-cost giant easyJet has injected some competition into the London-Istanbul route. The city’s location is dramatic. Perched on the Bosphorus Strait, half is in Europe, half in Asia. Istanbul’s glorious imperial history includes stints as the capital city of four empires – Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman.

Istanbul’s rich cultural heritage is apparent in the cobbled stones of the vast Grand Bazaar that hubbubs with the sounds of traders and tourists, in the Aya Sofya (Church of the Holy Wisdom, also known by Haghia Sophia, its Greek name), and in the Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi), the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans for more than 400 years.

Turkish food is magnificent, faves are testi kebab, mercimek corbasi (red lentil soup), kofte (meatballs), imam bayildi (an eggplant and tomato dish, the name of which translates as “the priest wept” to represent its sheer deliciousness), borek (a pastry of which there are hundreds of varieties) and baklava.

Of course, no trip to Istanbul could be complete without a visit to a traditional hamam (bathhouse) or a ferry trip from Eminönü (Europe) to Anadolu Kavagi (Asia).

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Istanbul climate

Hot in summer, Istanbul’s daytime temperatures are often in the high-20s (Celsius). July and August are the hottest months with the least amount of humidity and rainfall. December and January temperatures are typically in the very low single digits, but seem colder because this is also the most humid time of year. Heavy snowfalls are not unusual during the winter. Spring and autumn are the nicest times to visit with temperatures in the teens and 20s.The yearly rainfall is about 66cm (26in), and most of it falls between November and February.

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When is the best time to fly to Istanbul?

Peak Season:

Istanbul’s tourist season runs from April to the end of October. July and August are the busiest months. If you plan on visiting during these months, it’s recommended to search for Turkey flights far in advance.

Off Season:

The chill and wetness of winter fends off most visitors, but you will find fewer crowds and lower hotel rates.

Shoulder Season:

The shoulder seasons of April through June and September through October have mild weather, fewer tourists, and slightly lower hotel prices.

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Getting around Istanbul

There are a lot of ways of getting around Istanbul, but the best way to explore is on foot. If walking isn’t your thing, you can always get a rechargeable Akbil transit pass, which you can buy at special kiosks and offers discounted fares on the local buses, trams, metro lines and ferries. 

Ferries and catamarans will provide great views as you float along the Golden Horn or cruise up the Bosphorus. 

Buses go all over the city, but are usually slow and crowded. Take note that you need to buy bus tickets from ticket stands before boarding. 

The metro is a good way to avoid traffic jams, and trams provide some great views of the city. 

Like many cities, public transport is crowded during rush hours. Ride in comfort by hailing a dolmus (shared minibus taxi) along its route, or picking it up at a dolmus stand. These shared minibuses cost less than regular taxis. When you board you should always give the driver your destination and ask what the cost will be. 

If you have your hotel call for a private yellow taxi, make sure the meter is running before you leave.

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