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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 inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 2,626Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip fromRM 1,683From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
One-way fromRM 42One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

Cheap flights to Istanbul in September, October 2021

The best prices found for IST flights for September, October
28 Oct - 5 Nov
RM 1,592pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
30 Sep - 20 Oct
RM 1,608pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
22 Sep - 30 Sep
RM 1,612pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul found for this year
28 Oct - 5 Nov
RM 1,592pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
30 Sep - 20 Oct
RM 1,608pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
22 Sep - 30 Sep
RM 1,612pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Last minute flights to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul, departing today and this week
22 Sep - 30 Sep
RM 1,612pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
23 Sep - 1 Oct
RM 1,654pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
22 Sep - 23 Oct
RM 1,733pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur 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
RM 2,568
February
RM 2,531
March
RM 2,564
April
RM 2,635
May
RM 2,543
June
RM 2,602
July
RM 2,759
August
RM 2,793
September
RM 2,548
October
RM 2,485
November
RM 2,506
December
RM 2,759
Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Istanbul. Flying to Istanbul in August will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Istanbul?

Average Istanbul flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
MY1 - TR5
Price
RM 2,483 - RM 3,020
TR5
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
TR5
Precipitation
25 - 102 mm
Flying to Istanbul in February is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Istanbul then July is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

The price you pay for your flight to Istanbul may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 54 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

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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