Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul

How to find the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul

All the information you need to plan the best ZA1 to TR5 flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.

ZA1 - TR5

Price

R467 - R676

TR5

Temperature

5 - 23 °C

TR5

Precipitation

10 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R7 112

From Johannesburg to Istanbul

One-way from

R4 325

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul at least 16 days early can save you up to 3% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 16 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for as little as R8 071 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 R8 482 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul from Johannesburg. Users have commonly found prices around R8 331 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R6 076. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Istanbul (ZA1 - TR5)?

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

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Johannesburg to Istanbul flights in January, February
Feb 21 - Feb 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

1 stop

21h 10m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 40m
R5 101

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 19.01.22

Feb 2 - Feb 9
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

1 stop

21h 05m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 40m
R5 117

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 18.01.22

Feb 10 - Feb 17
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

1 stop

22h 00m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 20m
R5 132

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20.01.22

Johannesburg to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg found for this year
Feb 21 - Feb 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

1 stop

21h 10m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 40m
R5 101

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 19.01.22

Feb 2 - Feb 9
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

1 stop

21h 05m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 40m
R5 117

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 18.01.22

Feb 10 - Feb 17
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

1 stop

22h 00m
SAW

Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 20m
R5 132

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 20.01.22

Direct flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Istanbul direct flight deals
Feb 2 - Feb 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

Nonstop

9h 35m
IST

Istanbul

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

9h 50m
R5 543

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 20.01.22

Feb 6 - Feb 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

Nonstop

9h 35m
IST

Istanbul

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

9h 50m
R5 619

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 20.01.22

Feb 20 - Feb 24
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

Nonstop

9h 35m
IST

Istanbul

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

9h 50m
R5 695

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 20.01.22

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
Jan 27 - Feb 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

21h 45m
IST

Istanbul

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 45m
R5 208

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20.01.22

Jan 26 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

18h 30m
IST

Istanbul

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

15h 25m
R5 269

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18.01.22

Jan 26 - Jan 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

14h 15m
IST

Istanbul

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

14h 55m
R5 315

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18.01.22

One-way flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul
Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

14h 15m
R3 563

Egypt Air

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Deal found 20.01.22

May 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

14h 15m
R4 051

Egypt Air

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Deal found 18.01.22

Jan 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

IST

Istanbul

1 stop

13h 50m
R4 188

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 18.01.22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Johannesburg to Istanbul flights.

What airports serve Johannesburg to Istanbul flights?

Flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul are available at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, which is located just 20 km from the city and a 25-minute taxi ride away. Flights are scheduled to land in Alternatively, travellers can utilise the public transportation system to take buses or trains into the airport terminals. If you wish to fly out of a different airport, Cape Town International Airport offers select flights to Istanbul on a limited schedule. Cape Town International Airport is only 20 minutes from the city of Cape Town, and can be reached by bus or car.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

There is a single nonstop flight available from Johannesburg to Istanbul via Turkish Airlines. The duration of the flight is just under 10 hours, with overnight flying options available. This flight can be accessed from the O.R. Tambo International Airport or the Cape Town International Airport. No South African-based airlines provide a direct service to Istanbul. Instead, one or two stops are made throughout the duration of the flight.

What are the stopover options on flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

Saudia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad, and Emirates provide multiple flight options from Johannesburg to Istanbul with a single stopover. The stopovers vary in location, with some airlines stopping in Qatar, while others stop in Abu Dhabi or Jeddah.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

Ordinary citizens are required to hold a passport in order to enter Turkey. Alternatively, visitors can apply for a one-month entry visa at the Turkish border. However, most airlines will require proof of identification to verify your international travel status. It is recommended to apply for your passport several weeks before your scheduled flight. If you already hold a passport, you can remain in Istanbul for up to 30 days before visa registration is required.

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

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

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R5 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R5 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R5 101, but on average you can expect to pay R5 345.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R5 600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul under R5 600. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul is less than R7 066.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R5 300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R5 300.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul round-trip from R5 101. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Emirates, from R5 360, and Turkish Airlines, from R5 543. Users have found that Qatar Airways is 38% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul are Egypt Air (R3 563), Qatar Airways (R4 188), and Emirates (R5 132).

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

Air France, British Airways and Emirates are the most popular airlines when flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

On average you can expect to pay R14 835 for a flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul. The cheapest flight overall is R4 453 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul) is currently priced at R5 101.

Other flights to Istanbul

Can I fly to Istanbul from Johannesburg right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Most visitors from Johannesburg need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

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

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

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


Can I fly back to Johannesburg from Istanbul?

Returning to Johannesburg from Istanbul

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

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

Top 10 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Istanbul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
SAUDIA
CheapestR5 474
AverageR6 770
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time86%
COVID-19 safety
Air France
CheapestR6 099
AverageR8 302
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
CheapestR6 250
AverageR8 618
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR6 731
AverageR8 872
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR6 873
AverageR8 872
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Egypt Air
CheapestR7 007
AverageR8 277
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR7 510
AverageR9 461
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
CheapestR7 674
AverageR8 358
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
CheapestR8 151
AverageR12 922
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
CheapestR8 448
AverageR11 591
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Istanbul

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Weekly flight availability from Johannesburg to Istanbul

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to Istanbul
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