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Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best KUL to IST flight in 2021: compare Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
MY1 - TR5
Price
RM 593 - RM 720
TR5
Temperature
5 - 23 °C
TR5
Precipitation
10 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop

Round-trip from

RM 2,464

From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

One-way from

RM 1,089

One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul?

May can be a great time to fly to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur with a flight ticket averaging about RM 2,605. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as RM 2,165. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul (MY1 - TR5)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 54 days in advance, which can save you up to 7% on flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 54 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at RM 2,680. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from RM 2,871.

Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul in October, November 2021

The best prices found for KUL to IST flights in October, November
17 Nov - 30 Dec
RM 1,575pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
21 Oct - 29 Oct
RM 1,583pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
21 Oct - 1 Dec
RM 1,587pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur found for this year
21 Dec - 29 Dec
RM 1,554pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
15 Dec - 5 Jan
RM 1,562pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
14 Dec - 5 Jan
RM 1,571pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Direct flights to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur

Save time with Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul direct flight deals
16 Dec - 3 Jan
RM 2,385pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
5 Apr - 10 Apr
RM 2,389pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
21 Dec - 1 Jan
RM 2,452pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Last-minute flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 15 Nov
RM 1,583pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
31 Oct - 5 Nov
RM 1,587pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
27 Oct - 4 Nov
RM 1,591pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

One-way flights to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur

The cheapest one-way flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
21:15 - 08:25
Etihad Airways
1 stop
16h 10m
KUL - IST
Etihad Airways
RM 1,089
15:40 - 11:55
KLM
2 stops
25h 15m
KUL - IST
KLM
RM 1,101
iWofly
21:45 - 07:00
Qatar Airways
1 stop
14h 15m
KUL - SAW
Qatar Airways
RM 1,109
Travelgenio

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Flight FAQs

From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

Which airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways, and SAUDIA flying from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on SAUDIA and Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for under RM 1,600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for under RM 1,600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just RM 1,554, but on average you can expect to pay RM 1,604.

Are there direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for under RM 2,400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul under RM 2,400. A good price for a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is less than RM 2,518.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for under RM 1,600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than RM 1,600.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul return?

Etihad Airways, at RM 1,554, was found to be the cheapest airline from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Qatar Airways. Etihad Airways is currently priced 40% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Etihad Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as RM 885. However, be on the lookout for offers from Qatar Airways and Emirates, as they are both options that can get you from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul?

The most popular route from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is Kuala Lumpur Intl - Istanbul. You may also consider Kuala Lumpur Intl - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen or Kuala Lumpur Subang - Istanbul.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul?

The most popular airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul are IndiGo, Alitalia and Emirates. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul?

On average you can expect to pay RM 4,415 for a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. The cheapest flight overall is RM 1,300 while the most popular route, (Kuala Lumpur Intl - Istanbul) is currently priced at RM 1,583.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

Most visitors from Kuala Lumpur need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Kuala Lumpur must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kuala Lumpur are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey - Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Do I need a test to fly back to Kuala Lumpur from Istanbul?

Returning to Kuala Lumpur from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Kuala Lumpur.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering Kuala Lumpur.

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
RM 1 = ₺ 2.26
Average temperature for October in Istanbul
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Istanbul
100.0 mm

Airports servicing Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Intl (KUL)
Subang (SZB)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines flying from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
KLM
RM 1,765 RM 2,321 No cancel fee 75%
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Oman Air
RM 1,981 RM 2,410 No cancel fee 76%
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IndiGo
RM 2,024 RM 2,501 No cancel fee 80%
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Royal Jordanian
RM 2,042 RM 2,448 No cancel fee 61%
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Etihad Airways
RM 2,099 RM 2,516 No cancel fee 75%
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SAUDIA
RM 2,195 RM 2,608 No cancel fee 86%
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Air Astana
RM 2,217 RM 2,586 No cancel fee 80%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Astana. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Emirates
RM 2,364 RM 2,890 No cancel fee 75%
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Air Arabia
RM 2,377 RM 2,692 No cancel fee 79%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Arabia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Qatar Airways
RM 2,435 RM 3,572 No cancel fee 68%
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Hourly flight availability from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Kuala Lumpur towards Istanbul.
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Midnight
6 AM
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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