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The best prices from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul are usually found in May or February, booked 56 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Istanbul (SAW)

MY1 - TR5
Price
RM 2,415 - RM 2,949
TR5
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
TR5
Rainfall
25 - 102 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop

Round-trip from

RM 2,415

From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

One-way from

RM 1,865

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 day to fly return from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 7% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul at least 54 days early can save you up to 7% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 54 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for as little as RM 2,627 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as RM 2,814 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Istanbul. Flights to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur in May are about RM 2,553 on average during May, but can be found for as low as RM 2,122.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 4% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul in December, January 2021

The best prices found for KUL to SAW flights in December, January
27 Jan - 17 Feb
RM 2,167pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
27 Jan - 16 Feb
RM 2,183pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
26 Jan - 18 Feb
RM 2,187pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar 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
23 Dec - 6 Jan
RM 2,264pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
12 Dec - 23 Dec
RM 2,313pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
9 Dec - 24 Dec
RM 2,317pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl

Direct flights to Istanbul from Kuala Lumpur

Save time with Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul direct flight deals
2 Mar - 9 Mar
RM 2,835pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
2 Mar - 30 May
RM 2,847pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
10 Mar - 13 Mar
RM 2,912pp
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
12 Dec - 23 Dec
RM 2,313pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
9 Dec - 24 Dec
RM 2,317pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
12 Dec - 22 Dec
RM 2,330pp
KUL
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar 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
18:40 - 01:20
Turkish Airlines
Direct
11h 40m
KUL - IST
Turkish Airlines
RM 1,866
Kiwi.com
13:45 - 09:30
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
48h 45m
KUL - IST
Multiple Airlines
RM 1,870
Kiwi.com
15:30 - 07:00
Qatar Airways
1 stop
20h 30m
KUL - SAW
Qatar Airways
RM 1,923
Travel2Be

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul flights.

Flight FAQs

From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul

Can I find flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for under RM 2,444 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for under RM 2,444. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just RM 2,073, but on average you can expect to pay RM 2,150.

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 Alitalia 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.

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.

Are there direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for under RM 2,851 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul under RM 2,851. A good price for a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is less than RM 3,209.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul for under RM 2,444?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than RM 2,444.

Is Kuala Lumpur weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

With an average temperature of 34 °C, peak weather can be found in March. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Istanbul are colder than in Kuala Lumpur.

How long does is the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul?

A quick flight from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul can take about 11h 40m. Turkish Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as RM 2,835. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul return?

Currently priced at RM 2,074, Qatar Airways will fly you from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul and back. In addition to Qatar Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Qatar Airways is priced at 19% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Turkish Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as RM 1,736. Users have also found tickets on Qatar Airways for as little as RM 1,854.

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
RM 1 = ₺ 1.93
Flight duration
11h 10m
Average temperature for December in Istanbul
10.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in Istanbul
102.0 mm

Airports servicing Kuala Lumpur

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines 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 425 RM 559 No change fee 75%
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Oman Air
RM 477 RM 580 N/A 76%

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

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Royal Jordanian
RM 491 RM 589 No cancel fee 61%

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

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IndiGo
RM 487 RM 602 No cancel fee 80%
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Etihad Airways
RM 505 RM 606 No change fee 75%
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Air Astana
RM 534 RM 622 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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Singapore Airlines
RM 599 RM 640 No change fee 81%
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Air Arabia
RM 572 RM 648 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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Uzbekistan Airways
RM 721 RM 747 No cancel fee 81%

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

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Turkish Airlines
RM 623 RM 819 No cancel fee 77%
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