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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

$313

Fastest flight time

12h 45m

Direct flights

None

Airports in Istanbul

2 airports
The best one-way flight to Istanbul from San Francisco in the past 72 hours is $313. The best round-trip flight deal from San Francisco to Istanbul found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $878.
The fastest flight from San Francisco to Istanbul takes 12h 45m
There are no direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are San Francisco Airport - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and San Francisco Airport - Istanbul Airport.
There are 2 airports near Istanbul: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Istanbul (IST)

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

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Istanbul?

October

The cheapest time of year to fly to Istanbul from San Francisco is October. Most expensive is June

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Istanbul from San Francisco?

Juneyao Airlines

Alaska Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and Delta are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Istanbul

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Istanbul flight route?

San Francisco - Istanbul

Fly from San Francisco to Istanbul for the best San Francisco - Istanbul flight prices

How far in advance should you book San Francisco to Istanbul flights?

48 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul is approximately 48 days to departure

When traveling from San Francisco to Istanbul, the most popular airport to fly into is Istanbul Airport. The majority of travelers flying into Istanbul Airport from San Francisco are departing from San Francisco Airport. When booking your trip to Istanbul, it is helpful to have an alternative airport to fly out of. Good options for departure airports when traveling to Istanbul, you can try Oakland Airport (in Oakland), San Jose Airport (in San Jose), or Santa Rosa Sonoma County Airport (in Santa Rosa). If you are looking for alternate airports to fly into when traveling from San Francisco, you can try Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport or Bursa Yenişehir Airport which are located in Istanbul and Bursa respectively. In August, $731 is typically the cheapest round trip price you’ll find from San Francisco to Istanbul which you can find when you fly SFO — IST.

San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Istanbul Airport (IST)$731
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San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)$731
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Oakland Airport (OAK) to Istanbul Airport (IST)$951
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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Istanbul Airport (IST)$922
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Oakland Airport (OAK) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)$1,213
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San Jose Airport (SJC) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)$1,198
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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
Jan 24
SFO1:00 amSan Francisco
23h 50m
2 stops
SAW12:50 amIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Jan 29
SAW8:10 amIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
18h 00m
1 stop
SFO2:10 amSan Francisco
Lufthansa
Nov 11
SFO8:45 amSan Francisco
21h 25m
1 stop
IST6:10 amIstanbul
Nov 25
IST1:40 amIstanbul
16h 50m
1 stop
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Nov 15
SFO9:15 amSan Francisco
15h 40m
1 stop
IST12:55 amIstanbul
Dec 1
IST12:55 pmIstanbul
29h 15m
1 stop
SFO6:10 pmSan Francisco
Air Canada
Sep 27
SFO6:45 pmSan Francisco
34h 15m
2 stops
IST5:00 amIstanbul
Oct 6
IST4:30 amIstanbul
22h 55m
2 stops
SFO3:25 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 4
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
25h 05m
2 stops
SAW3:05 amIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Oct 16
SAW3:50 pmIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
28h 05m
1 stop
SFO7:55 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 4
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
25h 05m
2 stops
SAW3:05 amIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Oct 16
SAW3:50 pmIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
28h 05m
1 stop
SFO7:55 pmSan 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 provided by Turkish Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Oct 4
SFO6:00 pmSan Francisco
39h 25m
3 stops
SAW9:25 amIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Turkish Airlines
Aug 31
SFO2:15 pmSan Francisco
13h 00m
IST3:15 amIstanbul
Multiple Airlines
Oct 4
SFO2:00 amSan Francisco
25h 05m
2 stops
SAW3:05 amIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Search last-minute flights to Istanbul from San Francisco

Find and compare round-trip flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
Aug 20
SFO2:15 pmSan Francisco
13h 00m
IST3:15 amIstanbul
Oct 26
IST3:05 pmIstanbul
33h 05m
3 stops
SFO12:10 amSan Francisco
Qatar Airways
Aug 20
SFO12:00 pmSan Francisco
21h 55m
1 stop
SAW9:55 amIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Oct 26
SAW3:50 pmIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
28h 05m
1 stop
SFO7:55 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Aug 19
SFO8:25 pmSan Francisco
29h 40m
2 stops
IST2:05 amIstanbul
Oct 20
IST1:00 pmIstanbul
29h 35m
1 stop
SFO6:35 pmSan Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Aug 19
SFO9:00 amSan Francisco
12h 45m
IST9:45 pmIstanbul
Oct 25
IST9:15 amIstanbul
13h 20m
SFO10:35 pmSan Francisco
LOT
Aug 20
SFO9:35 amSan Francisco
23h 55m
2 stops
IST9:30 amIstanbul
Oct 26
IST1:20 pmIstanbul
40h 37m
2 stops
SFO5:57 amSan Francisco
Lufthansa
Aug 20
SFO5:10 pmSan Francisco
33h 45m
2 stops
IST2:55 amIstanbul
Oct 20
IST9:55 amIstanbul
31h 50m
2 stops
SFO5:45 pmSan Francisco

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
Juneyao AirlinesPriceFrom $12Free CancellationRating
0.0
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Alaska AirlinesPriceFrom $22Free CancellationRating
8.1
8.3

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.6

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

7.1

Food

Reviews

Delayed for 3 hours and very little communication between for the delay Also an extremely obese woman occupied her seat and half of mine. She should not be allowed to fly without buying 2 seats

1 / 10
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Air CanadaPriceFrom $489Free CancellationRating
7.4
7.7

Boarding

7.6

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

6.7

Food

Reviews

Routine. Went smoothly

1 / 10
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United AirlinesPriceFrom $515Free CancellationRating
7.1
7.5

Boarding

7.0

Comfort

8.0

Crew

6.9

Entertainment

6.4

Food

Reviews

The food was probably the worst I’ve ever had in any flight. All 3 of us felt nauseous and sick from it.

1 / 10
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DeltaPriceFrom $544Free CancellationRating
7.8
7.9

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.7

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Best airline ever!

1 / 10
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LOTPriceFrom $588Free CancellationRating
7.2
7.2

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

7.7

Crew

6.7

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Lots of delays and no responsibility for their mistakes.

1 / 10
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LufthansaPriceFrom $600Free CancellationRating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

7.8

Crew

6.8

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Chep food, Otherwise everything is perfect

1 / 10
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Air FrancePriceFrom $607Free CancellationRating
7.6
7.5

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.2

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

Waited 45 minutes for the pale to get cleaned up. Almost missed my next flight. My bags didn’t make it to my final destination.

1 / 10
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KLMPriceFrom $622Free CancellationRating
7.5
7.4

Boarding

7.6

Comfort

8.1

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

7.0

Food

Reviews

Voir avis précédent qui regroupe les deux vols

1 / 10
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Qatar AirwaysPriceFrom $680Free CancellationRating
7.9
8.0

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.0

Entertainment

7.7

Food

Reviews

Could organize boarding better

1 / 10
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Lufthansa flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Our best Lufthansa deals on San Francisco to Istanbul flight tickets
Lufthansa
Nov 11
SFO8:45 amSan Francisco
21h 25m
1 stop
IST6:10 amIstanbul
Nov 25
IST1:40 amIstanbul
16h 50m
1 stop
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
Lufthansa
Nov 15
SFO9:40 amSan Francisco
16h 25m
1 stop
IST2:05 amIstanbul
Nov 24
IST1:40 amIstanbul
16h 50m
1 stop
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
Lufthansa
Nov 11
SFO1:45 pmSan Francisco
16h 25m
1 stop
IST6:10 amIstanbul
Nov 25
IST1:40 amIstanbul
16h 50m
1 stop
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco

Delta flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Our best Delta deals on San Francisco to Istanbul flight tickets
Delta
Nov 15
SFO9:15 amSan Francisco
15h 40m
1 stop
IST12:55 amIstanbul
Dec 1
IST12:55 pmIstanbul
29h 15m
1 stop
SFO6:10 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Nov 15
SFO9:15 amSan Francisco
15h 40m
1 stop
IST12:55 amIstanbul
Nov 27
IST12:55 pmIstanbul
29h 15m
1 stop
SFO6:10 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Sep 29
SFO11:25 amSan Francisco
25h 55m
1 stop
IST1:20 pmIstanbul
Oct 12
IST1:00 pmIstanbul
29h 35m
1 stop
SFO6:35 pmSan Francisco

  • 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 Delta.

  • How far is San Francisco to Istanbul by plane?

    San Francisco and Istanbul are 6694.3 mi apart from one another. Flights usually cover this in 15h 40m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.



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