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How to find the cheapest flight from
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 488 - R10 661
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 488

From Cape Town to Istanbul

One-way from

R5 202

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 574, or R7 960 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 R7 818. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as R5 702. 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 April, May 2021

The best prices found for CPT to IST flights in April, May
25 Apr - 1 May
R5 388pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Apr - 2 May
R5 402pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28 May - 1 Jun
R5 659pp
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 to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Cape Town found for this year
25 Apr - 1 May
R5 388pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Apr - 2 May
R5 402pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28 May - 1 Jun
R5 659pp
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
7 Sep - 17 Sep
R42 529pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
7 Sep - 17 Sep
R42 629pp
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
25 Apr - 1 May
R5 388pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Apr - 2 May
R5 402pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Apr - 1 May
R7 503pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Istanbul from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Istanbul
13:50 - 1:10
Turkish Airlines
Direct
10h 20m
CPT - IST
Turkish Airlines
R5 202
Travel2Be
7:45 - 12:05
KLM
2 stops
27h 20m
CPT - IST
KLM
R5 517
KLM
14:20 - 13:55
Emirates
1 stop
22h 35m
CPT - IST
Emirates
R6 303

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Istanbul

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R5 716 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R5 716. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R5 388, but on average you can expect to pay R7 531.

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.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R42 872 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul under R42 872. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Istanbul is less than R42 572.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Istanbul for under R5 716?

There are currently 16+ open flights from Cape Town to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R5 716.

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 R17 578, Ethiopian Air can have you in Istanbul from Cape Town in 13h. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Cape Town to Istanbul return?

According to our current data, Qatar Airways (R5 388), Emirates (R7 960), and KLM (R8 218) offers the cheapest pricing from Cape Town to Istanbul. Users have found that Qatar Airways is 35% 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 Emirates. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R4 616. Users have also found prices from R5 202 and R5 217 on Emirates and Turkish Airlines, respectively.

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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 = ₺0,57
Average temperature for April in Istanbul
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Istanbul
42.0 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%
Search KLM flights
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

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