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Istanbul Flight Information
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Destination City Name
Turkish Airlines, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, American Airlines, ANA, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Emirates Airline
Best Times to Visit Istanbul
The best time to visit Istanbul is all-year-round. The peak tourist time is between May and September
Warm and pleasant weather makes it easy to explore the historical and cultural heritage of Istanbul. June to August is the driest time of the year when the city receives 3.65" of rainfall. However, taking an umbrella could be a good idea when you go experience Istanbul outdoors.
For nature lovers, the best time to visit Istanbul starts in April. Guess what drives them? The annual Tulip festival is held at Emirgan Park in April.
Airport in Istanbul
Airport’s IATA Code: IST
About the Airport: Istanbul Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul, Turkey. It served a record 37 million passengers in 2021 thereby becoming the busiest airport in Europe and 13th-busiest airport in the world.
Location: Istanbul Airport is located in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of the city.
Airlines Operating Flights to Istanbul
- Turkish Airlines
- Air Canada
- Air Europa
- Air France
- American Airlines
- Austrian Airlines
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Emirates Airline
Climate in Istanbul
Istanbul has cool winters with frequent precipitation, and warm to hot (mean temperature peaking at 20 °C (68 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F) in August, depending on location), moderately dry summers. Spring and fall are usually mild, with varying conditions dependent on wind direction.
Istanbul has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb) similar to California's coast. The summer season is dry and winter is mild with a bit humid condition. The cool current originating from the Pacific Ocean (on the west side) and Istanbul Bay (on the north and east) has a substantial impact on Istanbul’s climate.
Months: June, July, August
Temperature (Upper): 77.7°F to 82.0°F
Humidity: 67 to 68%
Rainfall: 1.26” to 0.4” (9.5 to 3.8 days per month)
Wind speed: 9.2 to 12.7 miles per hour
Months: December, January, February
Temperature (Upper): 51.3°F to 49.5°F
Humidity: 72 to 74%
Rainfall:2.05” to 1.46” (13.6 to 12.4 days per month)
Wind speed: 6.3 to 6.8 miles per hour
Months: September, October, November
Temperature (Upper): 75.7°F to 59.7°F
Humidity: : 68 to 73%
Rainfall:1.02” to 1.65” (10 to 12.5 days per month)
Wind speed: 11.2 to 10.7 miles per hour
Months: March, April, May
Temperature (Upper): 53.2°F to 69.6°F
Humidity: 74 to 70%
Rainfall: 0.87” to 0.35”
Wind speed: 10.6 to 8.7 miles per hour
Top Attractions or Things to Do in Istanbul
1. Hagia Sophia
2. The Blue Mosque
3. Topkapi Palace Museum
4. Grand Bazaar
5. Basilica Cistern
6. Galata Tower
8. Dolmabahce Palace
9. Suleymaniye Mosque
10. Rumeli Fortress
Flight to Istanbul: Frequently Asked Questions
How Long is the flight to Istanbul?
Check the flight distance and flight time from a few popular cities to Istanbul
Flight route Flight distance Flight time
||Time zone difference
|Los Angeles to Istanbul||6861 miles (11042 km)||14 hours 13 minutes||Istanbul is 10 hours ahead|
|Seattle to Istanbul||6082 miles (9788 km)||12 hour 40 minutes||Istanbul is 10 hours ahead|
|Honolulu to Istanbul||8119 miles (13066 km)||16 hours 44 minutes||Istanbul is 13 hours ahead|
|New York City to Istanbul||5021 miles (8081 km)||10 hours 33 minutes||Istanbul is 07 hours ahead|
|Chicago to Istanbul||5494 miles (8841 km)||11 hours 29 minutes||Istanbul is 08 hours ahead|
|Phoenix to Istanbul||6739 miles (10846 km)||13 hours 59 minutes||Istanbul is 10 hours ahead|
|San Diego to Istanbul||6919 miles (11134 km)||14 hours 20 minutes||Istanbul is 10 hours ahead|
How to find Istanbul plane tickets at the lowest fare?
Make your Istanbul flight reservation 3 to 4 weeks prior to scheduled departure for international flight and 2 to 3 weeks for domestic flight to get reasonable below average fare. Fares are dynamically set and as the departure date approaches due to surge in demand, it rises too.
How do I make Istanbul flight reservation?
Dial the customer service number 844-800-6855. Keep accurate passenger information and payment details handy before you call. It saves time and helps you avoid errors in haste.
Is it safe to book a flight ticket online?
Yes. The transaction is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. Look for the padlock sign in the address bar. The SSL encrypts your credit card number, name, address and phone number over the internet.
Are all taxes included in the price?
All flight taxes and fees required by the U.S. Government, as well as any applicable fuel surcharges, are included in the flight ticket. Additional baggage charges for a checked luggage may apply.
Do I need to provide a proof of a negative COVID-19 test?
It depends upon your travel destination. If there is entry with some restrictions, you need to bring it.
What is 24-hour Risk-Free Cancellation policy?
It allows you to cancel your Istanbul flight ticket within the 24-hour from the purchase of ticket for no penalty, provided the scheduled flight departure is 7 days or beyond.