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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
R7 777 - R11 072
TR5
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
TR5
Rainfall
25 - 102 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 10% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R7 777

From Cape Town to Istanbul

One-way from

R4 898

One-way flight from Cape Town 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 day to fly return from Cape Town to Istanbul?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 20% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 16 days in advance to save up to 3% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 16 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Cape Town to Istanbul 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R7 866, or R8 267 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

March can be a great time to fly to Istanbul from Cape Town with a flight ticket averaging about R8 120. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as R5 922. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Istanbul (CPT - TR5)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Cape Town to Istanbul at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 28% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Istanbul in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CPT to IST flights in July, August
15 Aug - 22 Aug
R6 723pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19 Aug - 26 Aug
R6 827pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19 Aug - 26 Aug
R6 842pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Cape Town found for this year
3 Oct - 14 Oct
R6 159pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
3 Oct - 14 Oct
R6 248pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Sep - 18 Sep
R6 649pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
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
21 Aug - 27 Aug
R8 163pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
31 Jul - 6 Aug
R8 207pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
17 Sep - 24 Sep
R8 237pp
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
31 Jul - 6 Aug
R7 406pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
4 Aug - 11 Aug
R7 970pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
4 Aug - 10 Aug
R8 029pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
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
15:35 - 8:10
Qatar Airways
1 stop
15h 35m
CPT - IST
Qatar Airways
R4 898
Priceline
13:50 - 1:10
Turkish Airlines
Direct
10h 20m
CPT - IST
Turkish Airlines
R5 344
Travel2Be
11:15 - 10:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
46h 30m
CPT - IST
Multiple Airlines
R8 401
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Related info for your journey

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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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Cape Town Intl to Istanbul. Policies will vary by airline.

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 R7 421 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R7 421. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R6 159, but on average you can expect to pay R6 797.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R8 905 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 13 direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul under R8 905. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Istanbul is less than R19 695.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R7 421?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R7 421.

Is Cape Town weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 29 °C range in July. The weather in Istanbul is generally hotter than Cape Town's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Cape Town to Istanbul?

For as low as R8 163, Turkish Airlines can have you in Istanbul from Cape Town in 10h 20m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Cape Town to Istanbul return?

According to our current data, Qatar Airways (R6 159), offers the cheapest pricing from Cape Town to Istanbul. Users have found that Qatar Airways is 28% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R3 992. Users have also found tickets on Turkish Airlines for as little as R5 343.

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 = ₺0,58
Flight duration
10h 25m
Average temperature for July in Istanbul
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Istanbul
31.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 7 airlines flying from Cape Town 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
R459 R545 No cancel fee 72%
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Qatar Airways
R497 R600 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R494 R608 No cancel fee 75%
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KLM
R552 R654 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
R509 R711 No cancel fee 77%
Search Turkish Airlines flights
Etihad Airways
R527 R731 No cancel fee 75%
Search Etihad Airways flights
Lufthansa
R641 R936 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.
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