How to find cheap flights to Istanbul
Finding cheap flights to Istanbul is comfortable with Skyscanner Israel. All you have to do is select the desired dates for your trip, and we will search hundreds of airlines and travel agents all over the internet and show you the best Istanbul flight deals available.
The equation is simple: the more flexible you are, the less you pay. To help you with that, we suggest using the “whole month” tool. Instead of selecting specific dates for your trip, choose “whole month.” We will then show you the best prices available for every day of the selected month. Instead of spending money on the flight, you can buy an extra drink at your destination.
Another tool that helps to find the best deal is the “Price Alert.” Choose the dates of the trip and sign up for our alerts. We will notify you as soon as the price changes. These features are 100% free, and you can sign up for as many alerts as you wish. Just remember that prices can go higher rapidly, depending on the season, the month, the day of your booking, seat availability and many other factors. So why not booking a round trip ticket for $126 - that’s around than ₪450!
Airports with direct flights to Istanbul
Direct flights to Istanbul depart from Ben Gurion Airport TLV near Tel Aviv several times a day. The duration of the trip is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.
What airlines fly to Istanbul from Israel?
Istanbul has two international airports. The primary air hub to Turkey is the new Istanbul Airport IST which was planned as one of the largest airports in the world and replaced Atatürk Airport. The smaller airport is Sabiha Gökçen International Airport SAW.
Istanbul Airport: The airport is located around 35 km from the city center, on the European side of Turkey. Istanbul is the city with the most connecting flights from Israel to destinations across the world, especially Europe and the Americas. You can always find cheap flights to Istanbul and connect to dozens of destinations for bargain prices. A boarding card for your connecting flight will be issued at the transit desk of the relevant handling company on the Arrivals floor, in case it wasn’t issued already in Tel Aviv. You do not need to go through passport control, just proceed through the transit area into the International Departures area. Your baggage will be automatically transferred to the connecting flight if it’s on the same reservation number (PNR).
If you are staying in Istanbul, you can reach the city by Havaist and IETT public transportation services. Havaist offers services on 20 different routes, 65 stops, and 150 buses. They depart in 15-40 minute intervals. IETT, on the other hand, provides services on its Halkali and Mecidiyeköy lines. There’s also a 24/7 taxi service located at the main station in the Plaza Section’s Domestic and International Arrivals areas, as well as the Departures floor and the other Arrivals floor.
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport: This airport services mostly low-cost flights to Istanbul and it’s located on the Asian side of the bi-continental city. This airport is favorite for cheap connecting flights to main cities in Europe. If you are connecting to another flight, you need to follow the same procedure as in Istanbul Airport. Wi-Fi service is available for a fixed price. Some of the restaurants will give you one hour of free Wi-Fi when you dine inside.
When to go to Istanbul?
July and August are the warmest months with an average of 28 degrees during the day. The shoulders of the season offer pleasant weather with 25-26 degrees on average in June and September. Winters are cold but milder compared to Northern Europe with an average of 3-6 degrees at night between December and March. This is also the rainiest period with 12-17 days of rain a month.
The capital of Turkey holds many festivals and events throughout the year, so it doesn’t matter when you book cheap flights to Istanbul - there’s always something fun to do. In Spring there’s the International Istanbul Film Festival, the Tulip Festival, and the International Istanbul Puppet Festival. If you are visiting Istanbul in summer, don’t skip the International Istanbul Music or the International Istanbul Jazz festival. The International Istanbul Biennial and the Akbank Jazz Festival happen in fall. One of the most popular events of the year occurs in winter, the Efes Pilsen Blues Festival.
You can learn here more on when is the best time to book cheap flights to Istanbul from Tel Aviv. We’ve also gathered some great tips on how to find a great flight sale before it’s gone. Most airlines that offer cheap flights to Istanbul change ticket prices frequently and cheap tickets can be sold-out very quickly.
What to see and do in Istanbul?
Must visit in Istanbul: The iconic Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hagia Sophia - a Byzantine basilica museum, the historic Topkapı Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace, Hippodrome of Constantinople, Golden Horn, Chora Church, Bosphorus Bridge, and of course - Taksim Square. There are many bazaars such as the colorful Grand Bazaar and the historic Spice Bazaar. You can take a boat trip from the iconic Maiden's Tower or get a stunning panoramic view from the ancient fortress of Rumelihisarı.
Treat yourself to a day with a Turkish bath, “Hamam.” Follow with a drink in a traditional tea garden. Book cheap flights to Istanbul and discover an exciting city to visit with lots of restaurants, bars, and clubs where you can celebrate till dawn, a wonderful contrast where ancient and modern worlds collide. After a day full of activities you must rest your head at a great hotel. Don’t book anything before you compare prices on Skyscanner Hotels.
How to track your flights to Istanbul
Have you found cheap flights to Istanbul? Wonderful! Now you can register for Trips on Skyscanner’s app. By doing so, you’ll be able to track your flights and get all the most accurate information for your upcoming flight to Istanbul. Get the latest info about the origin of your trip, the destination, the times of departure and arrival, the terminals and the gates as soon as this information becomes available. You can also track arrivals and departures from Ben Gurion Airport.
This information is correct as of April 2019
Flexible where you fly? Search nearby airports for bigger savings.
Airports near Istanbul
Frequently asked questions
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.