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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Istanbul?

One-way flights were as low as AU$899 and round trip flights were AU$1,292 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Great Places to Fly From

Flights To Istanbul

Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and cultural capital. Located on the narrow strip of land between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, it’s both literally and physically a bridge between the East and the West. So if you had trouble choosing between Europe and Asia for your holiday, you’re in the right place—Istanbul has a bit of both.

Getting Around Istanbul

When Wotif’s flights to Istanbul land, you’ll have tons of choices for getting around. There is an express bus that leaves right from the airport and will take you into the city centre. A taxi will do the same. There is also the light rail, or metro, just a 10-minute walk from the airport. Hop a ferry and literally move between continents: the Bosphorus Strait is part of the dividing line between Europe and Asia. Two continents in one day? Now that’s what we call a jet-setter!

When You Land…

If you land in the morning, head to a Hammam, or Turkish bath, for a relaxing soak and a massage to loosen up after Istanbul flights.

Touching down in the afternoon? Take part in the centuries-old tradition of trade at one of the world-famous bazaars.

After dark, find yourself a café, nightclub or bar and sample some Turkish coffee, a hookah or an adult beverage before checking into your Istanbul accommodation.

Live Like a Local

There are so many historical sites in the old city, known as Sultanahmet. From the Theodosian Walls to the Hagia Sophia to Sultanahmet Square, you could spend your whole trip looking back in time. When you get hungry, head to one of the residential neighbourhoods and find yourself a small Lokanta restaurant where locals grab a Balik-Ekmek (fish sandwich) and an Ayran yoghurt drink. With our Istanbul holiday packages, you can experience it all!

Book with Wotif

Want to feel like you’ve visited two distinct cities in one destination? Then check out Wotif’s cheap flights to Istanbul and see twice the city for less. And have some Turkish Delight for us!

How to book cheap flights

How to cancel a flight to Istanbul due to COVID-19?

Cancellation policies vary across airlines, but many still travel to highly impacted areas. Dates may change frequently across Istanbul as the situation unfolds, so it’s important for travellers to check in with their airline if they have an upcoming flight. Please visit the customer service portal to learn more about your flight policy surrounding COVID-19.

How to get cheap flights to Istanbul?

Get cheap flights to Istanbul from as low as AU$899 one way or AU$1,292 roundtrip right here with Wotif. Need somewhere to stay once you get there? Relax with our price promise. Find a lower price on a hotel or package online up to 24-hours prior to check in and we'll refund the difference.

Which airlines fly to Istanbul?

Airlines serving to Istanbul are Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Oman Air, British Airways, Emirates, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Air France. You can choose your preferred airline and also departure/arrival times that match your needs.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Monday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday too; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Guess what? Boring old Wednesday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights purchased on a Wednesday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Saturday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2019, our data shows October is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the December holiday period can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early during peak periods.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 1-3 weeks prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2019 saved close to 55% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Which Airlines Fly To Istanbul?

Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Oman Air, British Airways, Emirates, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Air France

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Hotels in Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul AU$263
Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2019
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Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
    5.0 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The hotel overlooks the Bosphorus when dining or in lobby or executive room you can see the beautiful view been winter rooftop restaurant/bar where not open, but this did not matter. Staff were friendly and most helpful, always a smile on their faces. We had a garden view executive room very well ...

    YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE AU$239
    YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

    YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE

    Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
    YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 20 miles (32 km) of Belgrad Forest, Mall of Istanbul and Kilyos Beach. Venezia Mega Outlet and Eyup Sultan Mosque are also within 25 miles (40 km).

      Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center AU$113
      Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2019
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      Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

      Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

      Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
      Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
        4.5 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Location great, quite and good quality hotel. I suggest the outdoor pool should be free to quests as the indoor pool. Personnel exceptionally good

        YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE AU$191
        Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020
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        YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

        YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE

        Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
        YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE
          2.0 of 5
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Poor value for money using their monopoly at the airport and the fact that the city is 50km away. Clean and compact. No breakfast. Restaurant overpriced.

          ^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.