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Cheap flights to Istanbul from RM 1,255

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Flights to Istanbul in 2024

Find the latest flights to Istanbul in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 359,535 searches and data was last updated on 11 June 2024.

Popular in

August

Cheapest in

May

Average price

RM 2,971

Return from

RM 2,179

One-way from

RM 1,255
High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average for return flights in June 2024
From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

Cheap flights to Istanbul in June & July 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Istanbul in June and July 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 359,535 searches and data was last updated on 11 June 2024.
The deals listed below are some of the cheapest flights available to Istanbul in June and July 2024. Deals update frequently so be sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for.
Fri 19/717:35KUL - IST
2 stops23h 55mSAUDIA
Mon 29/704:30IST - KUL
2 stops19h 30mSAUDIA
Deal found 9/6RM 2,179
Thu 18/702:15KUL - IST
1 stop23h 40mSAUDIA
Mon 29/704:30IST - KUL
2 stops19h 30mSAUDIA
Deal found 9/6RM 2,255
Sun 21/713:00KUL - IST
1 stop19h 15mSAUDIA
Thu 25/722:10IST - KUL
1 stop21h 25mSAUDIA
Deal found 9/6RM 2,321
Thu 11/713:00KUL - IST
1 stop19h 15mSAUDIA
Wed 7/822:10IST - KUL
1 stop21h 25mSAUDIA
Deal found 10/6RM 2,339
Thu 18/702:15KUL - IST
1 stop23h 40mSAUDIA
Mon 29/722:10IST - KUL
1 stop21h 25mSAUDIA
Deal found 9/6RM 2,358
Mon 8/703:15KUL - IST
1 stop15h 05mAir Arabia
Tue 16/714:10IST - KUL
1 stop31h 05mAir Arabia
Deal found 8/6RM 2,363
Sun 7/703:15KUL - IST
1 stop15h 05mAir Arabia
Tue 16/714:10IST - KUL
1 stop31h 05mAir Arabia
Deal found 9/6RM 2,387
Wed 19/601:55KUL - IST
1 stop35h 35mChina Eastern
Thu 4/714:00IST - KUL
1 stop29h 55mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 2,391
Wed 10/707:05KUL - IST
1 stop30h 25mChina Eastern
Wed 17/714:00IST - KUL
1 stop29h 55mChina Eastern
Deal found 9/6RM 2,401

Istanbul 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Istanbul in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 359,535 searches and data were last updated on 11 June 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights to Istanbul in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Fri 19/717:35KUL - IST
2 stops23h 55mSAUDIA
Mon 29/704:30IST - KUL
2 stops19h 30mSAUDIA
Deal found 9/6RM 2,179
Thu 18/702:15KUL - IST
1 stop23h 40mSAUDIA
Mon 29/704:30IST - KUL
2 stops19h 30mSAUDIA
Deal found 9/6RM 2,255
Mon 18/1121:15KUL - IST
1 stop21h 05mEtihad Airways
Tue 26/1114:45IST - KUL
1 stop24h 05mEtihad Airways
Deal found 10/6RM 2,288
Tue 15/1009:45KUL - IST
1 stop25h 35mEtihad Airways
Tue 22/1007:25IST - KUL
1 stop20h 00mEtihad Airways
Deal found 9/6RM 2,292
Sun 21/713:00KUL - IST
1 stop19h 15mSAUDIA
Thu 25/722:10IST - KUL
1 stop21h 25mSAUDIA
Deal found 9/6RM 2,321
Mon 14/1003:15KUL - IST
1 stop15h 05mAir Arabia
Tue 22/1014:10IST - KUL
1 stop13h 55mAir Arabia
Deal found 9/6RM 2,325
Sun 29/903:15KUL - IST
1 stop15h 05mAir Arabia
Fri 18/1014:10IST - KUL
1 stop13h 55mAir Arabia
Deal found 10/6RM 2,339
Wed 9/1021:35KUL - IST
1 stop20h 45mEtihad Airways
Thu 24/1007:25IST - KUL
1 stop20h 00mEtihad Airways
Deal found 10/6RM 2,349
Wed 13/1109:25KUL - IST
1 stop25h 55mEtihad Airways
Sat 23/1114:45IST - KUL
1 stop24h 05mEtihad Airways
Deal found 10/6RM 2,354

Flights to Istanbul departing soon

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Wed 19/601:55KUL - IST
1 stop35h 35mChina Eastern
Thu 4/714:00IST - KUL
1 stop29h 55mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 2,391
Wed 19/601:55KUL - IST
1 stop35h 35mChina Eastern
Thu 27/614:00IST - KUL
1 stop29h 55mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 2,561
Sat 15/619:20KUL - SAW
1 stop30h 55mEmirates
Sun 23/622:25SAW - KUL
1 stop35h 00mEmirates
Deal found 10/6RM 2,580
Sat 15/619:20KUL - IST
1 stop27h 05mEmirates
Sun 23/623:20IST - KUL
1 stop34h 05mEmirates
Deal found 10/6RM 2,604
Sat 15/619:20KUL - IST
1 stop27h 05mEmirates
Tue 18/623:20IST - KUL
1 stop17h 30mEmirates
Deal found 9/6RM 2,674
Thu 20/609:45KUL - IST
1 stop25h 35mMultiple Airlines
Thu 4/714:45IST - KUL
2 stops17h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6RM 2,797
Thu 20/609:45KUL - IST
1 stop25h 35mMultiple Airlines
Thu 27/614:45IST - KUL
2 stops17h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 10/6RM 2,844
Wed 19/603:15KUL - SAW
1 stop26h 05mAir Arabia
Wed 3/700:20SAW - KUL
1 stop27h 45mAir Arabia
Deal found 10/6RM 2,981
Sat 15/619:20KUL - IST
1 stop27h 05mEmirates
Mon 17/602:10IST - KUL
1 stop14h 40mEmirates
Deal found 9/6RM 2,981

One-way flights to Istanbul

Explore one-way flight options to Istanbul for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 359,535 searches and data was last updated on 11 June 2024.
These are some of the best available deals on flights to Istanbul. Book a round-trip flight to Istanbul instead by using the search form above.
Thu 11/707:05KUL - IST
1 stop30h 25mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 1,255
Thu 5/907:05KUL - IST
1 stop30h 25mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 1,259
Wed 4/901:55KUL - IST
1 stop35h 35mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 1,264
Sun 7/701:55KUL - IST
1 stop35h 35mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 1,269
Tue 9/707:05KUL - IST
1 stop30h 25mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 1,273
Wed 4/916:15KUL - IST
1 stop21h 15mChina Eastern
Deal found 9/6RM 1,278
Mon 1/707:05KUL - IST
1 stop30h 25mChina Eastern
Deal found 11/6RM 1,283
Sun 14/707:05KUL - IST
1 stop30h 25mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 1,288
Mon 29/721:10KUL - IST
2 stops40h 20mChina Eastern
Deal found 10/6RM 1,292

Direct flights to Istanbul

Mon 18/1110:00KUL - IST
Nonstop11h 30mTurkish Airlines
Tue 26/1117:15IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 10/6RM 2,971
Mon 4/1110:00KUL - IST
Nonstop11h 30mTurkish Airlines
Mon 18/1117:15IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 9/6RM 3,000
Wed 20/1110:00KUL - IST
Nonstop11h 30mTurkish Airlines
Fri 29/1117:15IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 9/6RM 3,052
Wed 20/1110:00KUL - IST
Nonstop11h 30mTurkish Airlines
Thu 28/1101:50IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 15mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 9/6RM 3,127
Tue 8/1008:50KUL - IST
Nonstop10h 55mTurkish Airlines
Wed 23/1001:35IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 9/6RM 3,198
Tue 8/1008:50KUL - IST
Nonstop10h 55mTurkish Airlines
Wed 23/1001:35IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 30mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 10/6RM 3,226
Wed 13/1110:00KUL - IST
Nonstop11h 30mTurkish Airlines
Sat 23/1117:15IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 10/6RM 3,250
Fri 8/1110:00KUL - IST
Nonstop11h 30mTurkish Airlines
Sun 17/1117:15IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 9/6RM 3,292
Fri 8/1110:00KUL - IST
Nonstop11h 30mTurkish Airlines
Thu 14/1117:15IST - KUL
Nonstop10h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 10/6RM 3,358

Find flights to Istanbul within your budget

Locate flights to Istanbul that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 359,535 searches and data was last updated on 11 June 2024.

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Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul

KUL - IST

KULIST

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Fri 19/7

2 stops23h 55m

Istanbul

Mon 29/7

2 stops19h 30m

RM 2,179

Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul

KUL - IST

KULIST

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Wed 10/7

1 stop15h 05m

Istanbul

Thu 18/7

1 stop13h 55m

RM 2,288

Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul

KUL - IST

KULIST

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Tue 24/9

1 stop25h 35m

Istanbul

Mon 30/9

1 stop20h 00m

RM 2,297

Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul

KUL - IST

KULIST

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Wed 10/7

1 stop30h 25m

Istanbul

Wed 17/7

1 stop29h 55m

RM 2,391

Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen

KUL - SAW

KULSAW

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Thu 7/11

1 stop18h 00m

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Sun 17/11

1 stop26h 30m

RM 2,401

Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen

KUL - SAW

KULSAW

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Mon 4/11

1 stop14h 15m

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Mon 18/11

1 stop14h 25m

RM 2,448

Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul

KUL - IST

KULIST

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Sun 21/7

1 stop21h 50m

Istanbul

Fri 26/7

1 stop15h 25m

RM 2,556

Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul

KUL - IST

KULIST

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Fri 18/10

2 stops20h 15m

Istanbul

Sun 27/10

1 stop19h 40m

RM 2,627

Kuala Lumpur IntlIstanbul

KUL - IST

KULIST

Kuala Lumpur Intl

Fri 6/9

1 stop14h 25m

Istanbul

Wed 11/9

1 stop14h 15m

RM 2,830

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Deals found on 9/6

Best time to book a flight to Istanbul

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Temperature and rainfall in Istanbul by month

Plan your trip to Istanbul by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

IST

Temperature

5 - 23 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Istanbul, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 23.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 5.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on 31 May 2024.
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 20 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Istanbul?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Istanbul. Price data was last updated on 9 June 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Istanbul should consider flying on Tuesday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Saturday mornings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Istanbul

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Istanbul. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Istanbul. Reviews last updated 11 June 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing Istanbul, such as Air Arabia, Etihad Airways and China Eastern. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.1
Very Good
3,870 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

8.1
Very Good
3,870 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,870 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

8.1
Very Good
58 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,870 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

7.8
Good
1,359 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,870 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

7.7
Good
4,306 reviews
8.1
Very Good
3,870 reviews

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

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).

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.

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Istanbul?

  • Istanbul is a bustling, busy city. If you feel like a break – and want to experience the “two continents” aspect of the city – take a ferry ride along the Bosphorus River. The boat stops at points on both the European and Asian side as it makes its way to the Black Sea. It is a relaxing way of seeing many of the best architectural sites in the city.
  • Despite most tourist’s beliefs, shopping doesn’t begin and end with the Grand Bazaar. Head for Bagdat Caddesi, one of the most upmarket streets in the city, for some expensive (window) shopping. The street is on the Asian side of the city. To get there from the European side, take a ferry to Kadikoy and continue on a dolmus.
  • If you want a view of the city from on high, head to the Galata Tower. A huge stone circular landmark, it was the lookout in the city walls of the Genoese town of Galata. The panorama lookout at the top is open from 9am to 5pm daily, or to 7pm during the summer. It costs a few dollars. There is also a restaurant and nightclub at the top of the tower.
  • Arrive thirsty – everywhere you go you will be offered tea or coffee. Though Turkish coffee, the distinctive, slightly bitter, dark blend, is better known throughout the world, in fact tea is the drink that prevails through most of the day. If you’re shopping in a bazaar or just looking, you’ll almost certainly be offered a cup of tea. Though not rude to refuse the offer, accepting (with a caveat of “I’m not going to buy anything” if necessary) is much more friendly. All tea is served in a glass cup. Especially popular with tourists is apple tea, called elma cai.
  • Even if you didn’t plan to buy one, you may well leave Istanbul with a carpet packed into your suitcase. If you want to buy the traditional kilim, however, it is better to leave the city – especially the Grand Bazaar – to the rest of the tourists and head for the small nearby towns in the countryside where the carpets are made.
  • 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.

  • What does IST mean?

    This is defined as Istanbul Airport (IST). Codes like IST are often used to just call airports uniquely. Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI), İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (KCO), Tekirdag Corlu Airport (TEQ) are other airports near this flight destination and their unique identifiers/IATA codes.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Istanbul if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Istanbul on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Istanbul?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Turkish Airlines is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Istanbul.

  • How much is a return flight to Istanbul?

    A return flight to Istanbul will typically cost around RM 180, however they can be found for as little as RM 160.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Istanbul depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur offers the quickest one-way flight (10 hours 55 minutes).

  • Does Istanbul have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Istanbul can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Istanbul?

    Yes. Istanbul has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. havalimanına yakın konumda daire is the closest property to Istanbul (0.0 km away from Istanbul).

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