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Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul from R5 022

This is the cheapest one-way flight price, found on 10/12. Prices may vary by date and flight preferences.
JNB — IST
Dec 16 — Dec 231
1 adult
Sat 16/12
Sat 23/12

How to find the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Johannesburg (ZA1) to Istanbul (TR5). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 11 December 2023.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Round-trip from

R179 970

One-way from

R7 182
High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop
From Johannesburg to Istanbul
One-way flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 32 days in advance to save up to 6% 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 32 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 Johannesburg to Istanbul 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R10 328, or R11 484 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Istanbul from Johannesburg average R11 041. You can even find prices in February for less than R11 041, as users have found deals to Istanbul from as low as R7 997. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Istanbul from Johannesburg. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 30%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Istanbul (JNB - IST)?

When flying from Johannesburg 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.

Cheap Egypt Air flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Egypt Air for the route between Johannesburg and Istanbul. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Data last updated 11 December 2023.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced Egypt Air flights heading from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Deals update often to give you more flight options matching your criteria

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Qatar Airways for the route between Johannesburg and Istanbul. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Data last updated 11 December 2023.
To aid your search, here are some of the cheapest Qatar Airways flights we've found from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Ensure the flight price, dates, time, and airline match your criteria before you book.

Cheap Johannesburg to Istanbul flights in December & January 2023

Find cheap flight options from Johannesburg to Istanbul specifically for the months of December and January 2023. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Prices were last updated on 11 December 2023.
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Johannesburg to Istanbul 2023 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Johannesburg and Istanbul in 2023. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Data last updated 11 December 2023.
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Direct flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg

Discover direct flight options from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Data last updated 11 December 2023.
For a quicker trip, book one of these direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Search for alternative flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul by utilizing the search form above.

Johannesburg to Istanbul flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Johannesburg to Istanbul for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Data last updated 11 December 2023.
Check out these flights departing soon from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Users should double check the flight they book to ensure it matches the day, time, and destination they're looking for.

One-way flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg

Search for one-way flight options from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Data last updated 11 December 2023.
Take a look at some of the best available options we've come across on one-way flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Users can also find round-trip Johannesburg to Istanbul flights by using the search form above.

Find flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Data last updated 11 December 2023.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

R7 864 - R12 355

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 7/2

1 stop15h 56m

Istanbul

Sun 11/2

1 stop29h 15m

R7 864

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 22/2

1 stop19h 30m

Istanbul

Tue 5/3

1 stop26h 05m

R8 130

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 22/1

1 stop15h 56m

Istanbul

Mon 29/1

1 stop26h 30m

R8 641

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 11/4

1 stop27h 45m

Istanbul

Thu 25/4

1 stop17h 15m

R8 850

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Fri 2/2

1 stop21h 40m

Istanbul

Fri 1/3

1 stop20h 05m

R9 039

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 13/3

1 stop13h 05m

Istanbul

Tue 19/3

1 stop14h 00m

R10 309

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 7/2

1 stop15h 05m

Istanbul

Sat 10/2

1 stop15h 50m

R11 578

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 28/3

Nonstop10h 15m

Istanbul

Wed 17/4

Nonstop9h 15m

R11 863

Johannesburg OR TamboIstanbul

JNB - IST

JNBIST

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Fri 26/4

1 stop14h 15m

Istanbul

Tue 24/9

1 stop13h 35m

R12 355

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Deals found on 10/12

Average price of flights to Istanbul by month

Plan your trip from Johannesburg to Istanbul by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul is currently 5468.11 ZAR while a return flight costs 9847.65 ZAR. Price data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul (average of R501). Flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul in December is currently the most expensive (average of R642). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

R9 683

February

R9 608

March

R9 551

April

R10 138

May

R9 494

June

R10 043

July

R11 124

August

R11 654

September

R9 987

October

R9 702

November

R9 532

December

R12 166

Reviews of airlines servicing Istanbul

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Istanbul. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Istanbul. Reviews last updated 11 December 2023.
Get a feel of what it's like to fly with Egypt Air, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways from Johannesburg to Istanbul by reading reviews from past customers. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Entertainment

8,1

Crew

8,2

Food

7,7

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

7,9
Good
1 316 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Entertainment

8,1

Crew

8,2

Food

7,7

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

7,6
Good
276 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Entertainment

8,1

Crew

8,2

Food

7,7

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

7,5
Good
125 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Entertainment

8,1

Crew

8,2

Food

7,7

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

7,4
Good
198 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Entertainment

8,1

Crew

8,2

Food

7,7

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

7,3
Good
1 849 reviews
7,9
Good
1 316 reviews

Boarding

8,0

Entertainment

8,1

Crew

8,2

Food

7,7

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

Excellent staff. Even vegan meal was tasty. Recommend this airline

Average temperature in Istanbul by month

Plan your trip to Istanbul by selecting the month that matches your preferred temperature. July sees the highest average temperature while January sees the lowest average temperature. Temperature data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

IST

Temperature

5 - 23 °C

Average rainfall in Istanbul by month

Keep in mind the precipitation totals in Istanbul by selecting the month that matches your preferred temperature. Istanbul sees an average of 47.50 precipitation per year with the most occurring in December. Precipitation data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

IST

Rainfall

10 - 100 mm

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.

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.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R7 900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R7 900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on KLM for just R7 864, but on average you can expect to pay R8 717.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R11 700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul under R11 700. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul is less than R12 678.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R10 900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R10 900.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul round-trip from R7 864. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Etihad Airways, from R8 130, and Air Algerie, from R8 850. Users have found that KLM is 28% 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 Qatar Airways (R5 022), Etihad Airways (R6 007), and Ethiopian Air (R7 769).

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

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

On average you can expect to pay R23 877 for a flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul. The cheapest flight overall is R6 691 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul) is currently priced at R8 130.

What does JNB to IST mean?

Great question - JNB to IST just means Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Istanbul Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights! Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Bursa Yenişehir Airport (YEI), Tekirdag Corlu Airport (TEQ), İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (KCO) are other airports near this flight route and their unique identifiers/IATA codes.

Where are the most common stopover locations when flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

What are some popular things to do or see while on a stopover in Dubai?

LEGOLAND Dubai, Burj Khalifa, and Deira Perfume Souq are currently the most popular points of interest in Dubai at the moment. Those on a stopover in Dubai interested in visiting LEGOLAND Dubai, Burj Khalifa, or Deira Perfume Souq can do so by traveling 51,6 km, 11,0 km, and 7,0 km, respectively from Dubai Intl. Travellers can rent a car at Dubai Intl for an average daily rate of R446 to make sightseeing during their stopover a little easier.

Where are the least popular stopover locations for Johannesburg to Istanbul flights?

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Alternative routes for Johannesburg to Istanbul
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Top 10 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Discover the top 10 airlines that operate flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 673 916 searches. Data last updated 11 December 2023.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
SAUDIACheapestR6 884AverageR11 208FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%
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Air AlgerieCheapestR7 737AverageR8 325FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time58%
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KLMCheapestR7 810AverageR8 262FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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Etihad AirwaysCheapestR7 946AverageR9 938FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%