Cheap flights to Turkey

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Flights to Turkey in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRM 2,305Average for return flights in July 2022
Return fromRM 2,287From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
One-way fromRM 1,347One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Turkey

Cheap flights to Turkey in July, August 2022

The best prices found for TR5 flights for July, August
31 Aug - 15 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

21h 15m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

17h 00m
RM 3,519

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 5/7/22

24 Aug - 20 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

16h 10m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

20h 30m
RM 3,528

SAUDIA

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/7/22

25 Aug - 20 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

25h 10m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

20h 30m
RM 3,564

SAUDIA

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/7/22

Turkey 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Turkey found for this year
14 Oct - 19 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

30h 45m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

19h 40m
RM 2,287

SAUDIA

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/7/22

22 Sep - 28 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

33h 00m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

20h 30m
RM 2,305

SAUDIA

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/7/22

27 Sep - 29 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

33h 00m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

27h 55m
RM 2,340

SAUDIA

Pick Dates

Deal found 4/7/22

Last minute flights to Turkey

Late deals on return flights to Turkey, departing today and this week
14 Jul - 19 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

26h 25m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

14h 15m
RM 3,683

Oman Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 6/7/22

14 Jul - 20 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

26h 25m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

13h 10m
RM 3,709

Oman Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 6/7/22

14 Jul - 20 Sep
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

26h 25m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

13h 10m
RM 3,714

Oman Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 5/7/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Turkey?

The cheapest ticket to Turkey found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

RM 1,872

February

RM 1,841

March

RM 1,872

April

RM 2,301

May

RM 2,287

June

RM 2,393

July

RM 3,144

August

RM 2,574

September

RM 2,283

October

RM 2,226

November

RM 2,075

December

RM 2,071

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Turkey. Flying to Turkey in July 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 Turkey?

Average Turkey flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

KUL - IST

Price

RM 1,840 - RM 3,954

IST

Temperature

5 - 23 °C

IST

Rainfall

10 - 100 mm

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

The price you pay for your flight to Turkey may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

The words “East meets West” and “where Orient meets Occident” are often used in relation to Turkey, but these do not do service to a country that is modernising rapidly and knocking on Europe’s door. Although prices are rising, Turkey is one of the Mediterranean’s best bargains; hotels and taxis are a steal compared to other cities. Due to this popularity, there is lots of competition on UK-Turkey routes. There are plenty of cheap flights to Turkey available.
 
While you’re there, take advantage of the exchange rate (one Turkish New Lira converts to about £0.40) and consider buying carpets, leather and jewellery. Don’t think drinking apple tea will help you blend in – no self-respecting Turk would touch it – but Turkish delight and Baklava (preferably the Gulluoglu brand) are universal favourites.

Places not to miss include Istanbul, a world capital for thousands of years and three empires; Bodrum, the package holiday favourite; Ephesus, an ancient holy city from the Roman era, close to Izmir; Cappadocia, a stunning moonscape of “fairy chimneys” that once were home to Hittites, Romans and Christians; and Nemrut in eastern Turkey, where colossal statues and two temples dominate an artificial mountaintop.

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Turkey climate

Turkey’s climate is diverse. The popular coastal areas (beside the Aegean and Mediterranean seas) enjoy a Mediterranean climate – hot, dry summers and mild winters. In the north (along the Black Sea coast) rain falls year round. Summers are warm and wet and winters are cool and wet. In Istanbul and that part of Turkey that borders the Sea of Marmara, the climate is a mixture of Mediterrean and Oceanic. Summers are dry and fairly hot and winters are cold and wet. The interior is colder and drier, with harsh winters.

When is the best time to fly to Turkey?

Peak season: 

Spring and autumn are the best times to search for cheap flights to Turkey and visit. Istanbul is best seen between April and June and in September and October. The Marmara (Bodrum), Aegean (Ephesus) and Mediterranean coasts have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. Central Anatolia (Cappadocia) has hot, dry summers and cold winters, while Eastern Anatolia (Nemrut) has mild summers and long snowy cold winters.

Off season:

The winters in Turkey are harsh and the country doesn’t really have a winter tourist season. While cheap flights to Turkey and cheaper accommodation are likely during this time, the weather will play a significant part in your travel plans.

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Getting around Turkey

Turkish Airlines links all the major cities, and low-cost airlines Onur Air and Atlasjet are also options. Cyprus Turkish Airlines offer domestic Turkey flights from Istanbul to Ercan, Ankara, Adana, Antalya, Dalaman and Izmir.

Renting a car in Turkey is expensive, but buses offer a good, regular and cheap service. Dolmuses (shared taxis) are a good option for short trips. They are very cheap and are a great way to get to know fellow travellers. The destination is written on the front of the vehicle, and fares are posted usually above the driver’s head. Travelling this way can be be tricky if you’ve got a lot of luggage however and they tend to stop running in the early evening.

Trains too can be good value. Car ferries are popular and can save lots of driving time. Tourist destinations are well-served. The Fez Bus is a long-distance hop-on, hop-off service which travels to the major tourist spots of western Turkey.

What is good to know if travelling to Turkey?

  • Do the museum circuit in Sultanahmet: Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and the Turkish Islamic Art Museum – the full, stunning spread of Ottoman and Byzantine history, art and religion, and all within walking distance.
  • Bosphorus trip – take the ferry along the Bosphorus towards the Black Sea, for a seafood lunch in the restaurants of Rumeli Kavagi or Anadolu Kavagi – enjoy the parade of brightly coloured Ottoman villas along the banks on the way there and stop at Ortokoy on the way back to see Turkish families enjoying ice-cream.
  • Hamam – The Turks no longer attend, but the few Turkish baths still open for business give a skin-stinging insight into an ancient tradition … get scrubbed down and then relax and gossip over a tea.
  • If you visit one of the villages on the Bodrum peninsula, you may still see local women wearing the traditional pantaloons (salvar) and white headscarves.
  • When visiting Ephesus, a wonderful, preserved classical city, try to get your sightseeing done in the early morning before the sun gets too hot, and bring some water with you. Drinks on the site can be expensive.
  • If you’re looking for accommodation in Turkey, Trivago is a useful website for user reviews. The site includes recommendations on hotels in Bodrum and hotels in Istanbul.
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