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Flight information for San Francisco to Istanbul

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Istanbul
Best Price Found $921 The best flight deal from San Francisco to Istanbul found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $921
Fastest flight time 12h 55m The fastest flight from San Francisco to Istanbul takes 12h 55m.
Direct flights None There are no direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen and San Francisco - Istanbul.
Airports in Istanbul 2 airports There are 2 airports near Istanbul: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Istanbul (IST)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Istanbul

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What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul?
January
The cheapest time of year to fly to Istanbul from San Francisco is January. Most expensive is December
What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Istanbul?
Wednesday
The cheapest day of the week is typically Wednesday. The most expensive is typically Saturday
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul?
in the evening
San Francisco to Istanbul flights are approximately 21% more expensive in the afternoon than in the evening
What is the cheapest San Francisco to Istanbul flight route?
San Francisco - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Fly from San Francisco to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen for the best San Francisco - Istanbul flight prices
How far in advance should you book San Francisco to Istanbul flights?
49 days before
The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul is approximately 49 days to departure
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Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to Istanbul by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
May 11
24h 00m
San Francisco
24h 00m
2 stops
3:55 pm
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
May 19
9:30 am
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
17h 25m
1 stop
2:55 am
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Apr 15
24h 48m
San Francisco
24h 48m
3 stops
3:00 am
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Apr 21
9:30 am
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
17h 25m
1 stop
2:55 am
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
May 6
24h 48m
San Francisco
24h 48m
3 stops
3:00 am
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
May 19
9:30 am
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
17h 25m
1 stop
2:55 am
San Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Istanbul, view some of our deals below.
Multiple Airlines
Apr 22
17h 40m
San Francisco
17h 40m
1 stop
10:10 am
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
Apr 26
17h 40m
San Francisco
17h 40m
1 stop
10:10 am
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
Apr 21
26h 12m
San Francisco
26h 12m
2 stops
5:05 am
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Istanbul

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Istanbul with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Delta
PriceFrom $538
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.1

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.5

Crew

7.8

Entertainment

7.5

Food

Reviews

Cons: Aircraft was too warm. Needed more air!

1 / 10
Air Canada
PriceFrom $608
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.1
7.3

Boarding

7.0

Comfort

7.7

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Pros: Great flight, on-time, comfortable for economy class, food was decent for airplane food, free wine

Cons: Staff was not friendly to some other passengers, they had to wait hours for coffee. Long layover

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $637
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.4

Boarding

6.9

Comfort

7.7

Crew

6.5

Entertainment

6.4

Food

Reviews

Pros: finally reached our destination

Cons: germany was apparently having a strike. all flights were cancelled. we were made to wait overnight. then sent to frankfurt. then sent to venice. couldnt land there. we landed in bologna italy. then made to wait overnight. then we flew to rome. then we flew to chisinau... finally. what was initially supposed to be 18hr flight. turned into a 5 day trip. i want a refund!

1 / 10
Air France
PriceFrom $640
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.6

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.2

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

7.1

Food

Reviews

Cons: The Premium Eco seats are a catastrophe. They don't recline: the seats only slide down slightly but the upper part of your body doesn't move much. This makes for a poor experience, especially on a night flight. Except if you need the extra width, Eco has better value.

1 / 10
British Airways
PriceFrom $699
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.3
7.5

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

7.9

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Seat was very comfortable, plenty of leg room.

Cons: Food trays left for 45 mins. This was premium economy Check in took forever even though I checked in 3 hours before departure. Didn't seem to be any staff near self serve check in screens to advise passengers.

1 / 10
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $711
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.0

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.6

Food

Reviews

Cons: Worst food I've ever had inside an airplane. Pretty bad uncomfortable seats as well.

1 / 10
KLM
PriceFrom $744
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.7
7.9

Boarding

7.6

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

7.4

Food

Reviews

Cons: No internet available (2020). For the my previous flight, a month ago, was the same problem.

1 / 10
Emirates
PriceFrom $806
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.3

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.5

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: I had to pay two tickets for same flight from Islamabad to San Francisco and going from San Francisco to Islamabad it’s been cancel and I am fighting for my money back they don’t want to refund it

1 / 10
Austrian Airlines
PriceFrom $810
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.8
8.1

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.4

Food

Reviews

Pros: Quick Trip, Friendly Staff

Cons: Spacing of seating due to covid.

1 / 10
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $891
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
7.8

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.0

Entertainment

7.9

Food

Reviews

Cons: Slippers and blankets were not provided to all passengers. Toilets got unacceptable by the end of the flight.

1 / 10

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Istanbul have COVID-19 safety policies in place?

Many airlines have put safety measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. One is Delta. When flying from San Francisco to Istanbul, expect masks to be provided - they are required onboard. Aircrafts are also being cleaned thoroughly with enhanced products regularly. Additional policies include the installation of HEPA filters and pre-flight testing. Some airlines are even offering socially-distanced seating for a limited time. Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Are airlines flying from San Francisco to Istanbul offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Istanbul are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, and United Airlines.


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