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Flights to Turkey 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, 1% potential price drop
Average priceRM 2,539Average for return flights in October 2021
Return fromRM 1,438From Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul
One-way fromRM 839One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Turkey

Cheap flights to Turkey in October, November 2021

The best prices found for TR5 flights for October, November
24 Nov - 1 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

16h 10m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 30m
RM 1,596

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 16/10/21

24 Oct - 1 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

15h 50m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 40m
RM 1,604

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 18/10/21

18 Nov - 25 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

16h 10m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 40m
RM 1,608

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 18/10/21

Turkey 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Turkey found for this year
14 Dec - 5 Jan
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

16h 15m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 30m
RM 1,587

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 18/10/21

24 Nov - 1 Dec
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

16h 10m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 30m
RM 1,596

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 16/10/21

24 Oct - 1 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

15h 50m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 40m
RM 1,604

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 18/10/21

Last minute flights to Turkey

Late deals on return flights to Turkey, departing today and this week
24 Oct - 1 Nov
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

15h 50m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 40m
RM 1,604

Etihad Airways

View Deal

Deal found 18/10/21

23 Oct - 29 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

15h 50m
IST

Istanbul

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

16h 55m
RM 1,646

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 18/10/21

27 Oct - 31 Oct
KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

1 stop

15h 35m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

KUL

Kuala Lumpur Intl

1 stop

20h 30m
RM 1,687

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/10/21

Can I fly to Turkey from Malaysia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Malaysia to Turkey

Most visitors from Malaysia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Turkey.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Malaysia 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 Turkey.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Malaysia are not required to quarantine after entering Turkey.

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


Can I fly back to Malaysia from Turkey?

Returning to Malaysia from Turkey

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Turkey are not required to quarantine after entering Malaysia.

Cheapest prices for Turkey flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Turkey 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 2,601

July

RM 2,759

August

RM 2,792

September

RM 2,547

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 Turkey. Flying to Turkey 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 Turkey?

Average Turkey flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

MY1 - TR5

Price

RM 2,483 - RM 3,020

TR5

Temperature

5 - 23 °C

TR5

Precipitation

10 - 100 mm

Flying to Turkey 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 Turkey then July is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

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.

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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.

 

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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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