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Cape Town (CPT) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to IST flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
CPT - TR5
Price
R522 - R747
TR5
Temperature
5 - 23 °C
TR5
Precipitation
10 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R8 351

From Cape Town Intl to Istanbul

One-way from

R5 296

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Istanbul (CPT - TR5)?

When flying from Cape Town to Istanbul, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Istanbul?

May can be a great time to fly to Istanbul from Cape Town with a flight ticket averaging about R9 334. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as R7 663. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 50 days in advance, which can save you up to 9% on flights from Cape Town to Istanbul compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 50 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R9 647. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R10 543.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Istanbul in December, January 2022

The best prices found for CPT to IST flights in December, January
24 Jan - 1 Feb
R5 631pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Jan - 1 Feb
R5 679pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Dec - 14 Jan
R5 727pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Cape Town found for this year
25 Dec - 14 Jan
R5 727pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Dec - 14 Jan
R5 775pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Dec - 14 Jan
R6 255pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Istanbul from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Istanbul direct flight deals
22 Jan - 29 Jan
R7 007pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11 May - 28 May
R7 407pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
17 Jan - 30 Jan
R7 647pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Istanbul from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Istanbul
13:25 - 9:25
Emirates
1 stop
19h 00m
CPT - IST
Emirates
R5 296
13:10 - 0:35
Turkish Airlines
Direct
10h 25m
CPT - IST
Turkish Airlines
R5 999
Travelgenio
19:20 - 13:55
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
17h 35m
CPT - SAW
Multiple Airlines
R6 111
Tripmonster

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> to <span class="emphasized">Istanbul</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Istanbul

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cape Town to Istanbul?

Most people fly from Cape Town Intl (CPT) if they book a flight from Cape Town to Istanbul. On average, Cape Town Intl has 0 outbound flights to Istanbul per day from 9 airlines. Cape Town Intl is conveniently located just 15,6 km from Cape Town’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Ethiopian Air, Emirates, and Qatar Airways flying from Cape Town Intl to Istanbul have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R5 600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R5 600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R5 599, but on average you can expect to pay R5 967.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R7 100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul under R7 100. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Istanbul is less than R9 647.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to Istanbul round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cape Town to Istanbul round-trip from R5 599. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Emirates. You may be able to fly from Cape Town to Istanbul for 40% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to Istanbul one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R4 080. Emirates flights start at R5 296 while deals on Air France start at R5 599 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Istanbul?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Istanbul is generally R9 050, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R4 206. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Istanbul), you can expect to pay R5 631 for that flight.

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

When booking a flight from Cape Town to Istanbul, you may want to consider flying on Air France, British Airways or Emirates as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Istanbul

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.

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


Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from Istanbul?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = ₺0,86
Flight duration from CPT to Istanbul
10h 30m
Average temperature for December in Istanbul
10.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in Istanbul
102.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 7 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town 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
Ethiopian Air
R7 351 R8 722 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
R7 896 R9 727 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R7 944 R9 593 No cancel fee 68%
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Turkish Airlines
R8 144 R11 379 No cancel fee 77%
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Etihad Airways
R8 430 R11 702 No cancel fee 75%
Search Etihad Airways flights
KLM
R8 825 R10 462 No cancel fee 75%
Search KLM flights
Lufthansa
R10 262 R14 980 No cancel fee 76%
Search Lufthansa flights
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