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Cape Town (CPT) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to IST flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
CPT - IST
Price
R522 - R747
IST
Temperature
5 - 23 °C
IST
Rainfall
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 430

From Cape Town Intl to Istanbul

One-way from

R6 443

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 - IST)?

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?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Istanbul from Cape Town average R9 421. You can even find prices in May for less than R9 421, as users have found deals to Istanbul from as low as R7 735. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Istanbul from Cape Town. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 28%.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Cape Town to Istanbul at least 50 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 50 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for as little as R9 738 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R10 642 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Istanbul in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CPT to IST flights in May, June
8 Jun - 15 Jun
R6 847pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Jun - 15 Jun
R6 928pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 May - 9 Jun
R6 928pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
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
8 Jun - 15 Jun
R6 847pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
7 Sep - 13 Sep
R6 895pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 May - 9 Jun
R6 928pp
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
1 Aug - 14 Aug
R8 898pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
13 Jun - 26 Jun
R9 156pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
5 Sep - 25 Sep
R9 431pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from Cape Town, departing today and this week
24 May - 7 Jun
R6 944pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
23 May - 29 May
R7 025pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 May - 4 Jun
R7 057pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Istanbul from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Istanbul
20:20 - 0:10
Air France
2 stops
26h 50m
CPT - IST
Air France
R6 443
15:40 - 9:10
Qatar Airways
1 stop
16h 30m
CPT - SAW
Qatar Airways
R6 669
Bravofly
14:35 - 2:00
Turkish Airlines
Direct
10h 25m
CPT - IST
Turkish Airlines
R6 734

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 8 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 Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Turkish Airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Istanbul have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R6 900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R6 900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R6 815, but on average you can expect to pay R7 073.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R8 900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul under R8 900. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Istanbul is less than R9 851.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R7 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R7 000.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Cape Town to Istanbul round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cape Town to Istanbul round-trip from R6 815. You may be able to fly from Cape Town to Istanbul for 27% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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 828. Air France flights start at R5 894 while deals on Turkish Airlines start at R6 104 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Istanbul?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Istanbul is generally R14 972, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R6 864. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Istanbul), you can expect to pay R6 847 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 British Airways, Emirates or Ethiopian Air 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 need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) 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) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) 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 = ₺0,96
Average temperature for May in Istanbul
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Istanbul
40.0 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
Qatar Airways
R5 871 R7 174 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R5 877 R6 698 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
R5 962 R6 358 No cancel fee 75%
Search Etihad Airways flights
Turkish Airlines
R6 013 R9 118 No cancel fee 77%
Search Turkish Airlines flights
KLM
R8 054 R11 405 No cancel fee 75%
Search KLM flights
Ethiopian Air
R8 720 R10 154 No cancel fee 72%
Search Ethiopian Air flights
Lufthansa
R8 942 R11 346 No cancel fee 76%
Search Lufthansa flights

Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cape Town towards Istanbul.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 100% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 0% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Cape Town to Istanbul
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to Istanbul.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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