Cheap flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport from $330

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Flight information for San Francisco to Istanbul Airport
(SFO to IST)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport
Best Price Found$640The best flight deal from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $640
Fastest flight time12h 50mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport takes 12h 50m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport. Popular non-direct route for this connection is San Francisco Airport - Istanbul Airport.

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

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

January

The cheapest time of year to fly to Istanbul Airport from San Francisco is January. Most expensive is December

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

Austrian Airlines

Air Canada, Air France, and Austrian Airlines are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport

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

47 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport is approximately 47 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport

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 Airport by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Dec 6
SFO6:20 amSan Francisco
40h 50m
2 stops
IST11:10 pmIstanbul
Jan 18
IST3:55 amIstanbul
41h 00m
2 stops
SFO8:55 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Nov 3
SFO11:15 amSan Francisco
15h 40m
1 stop
IST2:55 amIstanbul
Feb 1
IST12:55 pmIstanbul
29h 15m
1 stop
SFO6:10 pmSan Francisco
Royal Jordanian
Jan 16
SFO5:22 amSan Francisco
21h 28m
2 stops
IST2:50 amIstanbul
Jan 22
IST8:40 pmIstanbul
28h 55m
2 stops
SFO1:35 amSan Francisco
Qatar Airways
Apr 6
SFO12:00 pmSan Francisco
34h 10m
1 stop
IST10:10 pmIstanbul
Apr 20
IST3:55 pmIstanbul
27h 40m
1 stop
SFO7:35 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Mar 1
SFO6:20 amSan Francisco
29h 50m
2 stops
IST12:10 pmIstanbul
Mar 15
IST11:30 amIstanbul
34h 25m
2 stops
SFO9:55 pmSan Francisco
Delta
Nov 4
SFO3:05 amSan Francisco
23h 50m
2 stops
IST2:55 amIstanbul
Feb 2
IST12:55 pmIstanbul
29h 15m
1 stop
SFO6:10 pmSan Francisco

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

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport, view some of our deals below provided by Turkish Airlines
Multiple Airlines
Nov 25
SFO2:45 pmSan Francisco
41h 50m
3 stops
IST8:35 amIstanbul
Turkish Airlines
Nov 28
SFO1:15 pmSan Francisco
12h 55m
IST2:10 amIstanbul
Multiple Airlines
Nov 25
SFO2:45 pmSan Francisco
17h 25m
1 stop
IST8:10 amIstanbul

Search last-minute flights to Istanbul Airport from San Francisco

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport
Delta
Oct 27
SFO9:45 amSan Francisco
16h 20m
1 stop
IST2:05 amIstanbul
Feb 17
IST12:55 pmIstanbul
29h 15m
1 stop
SFO6:10 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Oct 27
SFO3:05 amSan Francisco
24h 45m
2 stops
IST3:50 amIstanbul
Nov 2
IST9:50 amIstanbul
54h 32m
2 stops
SFO4:22 pmSan Francisco
Royal Jordanian
Oct 25
SFO5:32 amSan Francisco
24h 08m
2 stops
IST5:40 amIstanbul
Nov 1
IST5:40 pmIstanbul
36h 19m
2 stops
SFO5:59 amSan Francisco
Qatar Airways
Oct 26
SFO12:00 pmSan Francisco
34h 10m
1 stop
IST10:10 pmIstanbul
Feb 16
IST2:45 pmIstanbul
27h 45m
1 stop
SFO6:30 pmSan Francisco
Aeroflot
Oct 23
SFO3:05 amSan Francisco
44h 40m
2 stops
IST11:45 pmIstanbul
Oct 30
IST10:40 amIstanbul
43h 56m
2 stops
SFO6:36 amSan Francisco
Delta
Oct 24
SFO3:05 amSan Francisco
23h 00m
2 stops
IST2:05 amIstanbul
Feb 15
IST12:55 pmIstanbul
29h 15m
1 stop
SFO6:10 pmSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Istanbul Airport with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Delta
PriceFrom $538
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.2

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
Air Canada
PriceFrom $608
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.8

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

5.9

Food

Reviews

The food selection has been better in the past but due to Covid it is understandable. This particular flight did not have any entertainment and the Air Canada App did not work to access movies.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $637
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.7

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Not because the flight is going to Africa we can’t get better service on board

1 / 10
Air France
PriceFrom $640
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.8
7.9

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

7.8

Food

Reviews

Poor communication from boarding staff, airport staff not a clue. Communication on board was un decipherable and airline lost baggage.

1 / 9
British Airways
PriceFrom $699
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.3

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Delayed and heavy.

1 / 10
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $711
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.7

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

My luggage got delayed, trying to reach out the airline and no updates for me where my luggage is and when it will be delivered to me.

1 / 10
KLM
PriceFrom $744
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.4

Food

Reviews

Great flight Will go again!

1 / 10
Emirates
PriceFrom $806
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.7
8.8

Boarding

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Crew

8.9

Entertainment

8.5

Food

Reviews

Smooth trip with excellent service.

1 / 10
Austrian Airlines
PriceFrom $810
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.2

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Crew

6.7

Entertainment

6.9

Food

Reviews

I had a small back pack and a small suitcase. The boarding staff were extremely rude and wouldn’t let me take both on board. Only one small bag on board even though there was tons of space and I paid for premium seat. Also—they want you to wear their mask—even though I had n95. Will definitely avoid this airline in the future

1 / 10
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $891
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.0

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: nothing.

Cons: everything.

1 / 10

  • 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.

  • How far is San Francisco to Istanbul by plane?

    San Francisco and Istanbul are 6673.9 mi apart from one another. Typically, this will take 15h 40m by plane in normal conditions.


Can I fly to Istanbul from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Istanbul

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco 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 Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.

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


Can I fly back to San Francisco from Istanbul?

Returning to San Francisco from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

If you are planning to travel to Istanbul Airport at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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