Cheap flights from Cairo to Istanbul

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairo (CAI) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best CAI to IST flight in 2022: compare Cairo to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
CAI - IST
Price
R314 - R462
IST
Temperature
5 - 23 °C
IST
Rainfall
10 - 100 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Average price

R7 068

Average for round-trip flights in August 2022

Round-trip from

R5 090

From Cairo to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairo to Istanbul?

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Istanbul from Cairo average R5 849. You can even find prices in March for less than R5 849, as users have found deals to Istanbul from as low as R4 361. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Istanbul from Cairo. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 28%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cairo to Istanbul?

Find a great deal and save up to 15% by booking at least 48 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Cairo to Istanbul within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R6 030.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairo to Istanbul (CAI - IST)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Cairo to Istanbul as you normally would.

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Flight FAQs

From Cairo to Istanbul

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cairo to Istanbul?

If you book a flight to Istanbul from Cairo, you will be flying from Cairo, which is the city’s only airport. Cairo (CAI) is located 18,6 km from the centre of Cairo. There are 19 flights from Cairo to Istanbul per day from 5 different airlines.

What days are direct flights available from Cairo to Istanbul?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Cairo to Istanbul on average per day?

On average 24 flights depart from Cairo to Istanbul per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 17% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 17% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 46% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 21% of flight departures

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cairo to Istanbul?

When booking a flight from Cairo to Istanbul, you may want to consider flying on Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air or Nile Air as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most reliable airlines from Cairo to Istanbul?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Cairo to Istanbul consider choosing Kenya Airways(68%), Egypt Air(67%) or Turkish Airlines(67%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from Cairo?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cairo to Istanbul

Most visitors from Cairo can enter Istanbul without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairo are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Istanbul.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Cairo from Istanbul?

Returning to Cairo from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Cairo.

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

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Top 3 airlines flying from Cairo to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairo to Istanbul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Nile Air
R5 066 R7 271 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Nile Air. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Egypt Air
R5 221 R5 965 No cancel fee N/A
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Turkish Airlines
R5 355 R8 991 No cancel fee 77%
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Hourly flight availability from Cairo to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairo towards Istanbul.
Morning 6 AM to midday 49% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 25% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 15% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Cairo to Istanbul
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cairo to Istanbul.
Sunday
17 daily flights
Monday
22 daily flights
Tuesday
17 daily flights
Wednesday
20 daily flights
Thursday
19 daily flights
Friday
21 daily flights
Saturday
19 daily flights
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