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Johannesburg (JNB) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to IST flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
JNB - IST
Price
R371 - R557
IST
Temperature
5 - 23 °C
IST
Rainfall
10 - 100 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R5 911

From Johannesburg to Istanbul

One-way from

R5 831

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 60 days in advance to save up to 15% 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 60 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 R7 010, or R7 743 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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.

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 R7 266. You can even find prices in February for less than R7 266, as users have found deals to Istanbul from as low as R5 512. The month of July 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 22%.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul in June, July 2022

The best prices found for JNB to IST flights in June, July
13 Jul - 6 Jun
R7 775pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Jul - 4 Aug
R8 077pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Jul - 5 Aug
R8 109pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg found for this year
29 Dec - 5 Jan
R6 436pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
13 Sep - 20 Sep
R6 468pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
8 Sep - 15 Sep
R6 484pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Istanbul direct flight deals
10 Nov - 23 Nov
R10 467pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Oct - 25 Oct
R10 770pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Oct - 30 Oct
R10 866pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
22 Jun - 27 Jun
R11 837pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Jun - 25 Jun
R11 917pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Jun - 30 Jun
R11 933pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul
19:10 - 12:05
KLM
1 stop
15h 55m
JNB - IST
KLM
R5 831
KLM
6:20 - 9:20
Etihad Airways
1 stop
26h 00m
JNB - IST
Etihad Airways
R6 102
FlightHub
3:45 - 19:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
15h 10m
JNB - SAW
Qatar Airways
R6 373
Travelgenio

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Istanbul

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 Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Emirates flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R6 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R6 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R6 468, but on average you can expect to pay R6 691.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R10 500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul under R10 500. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul is less than R11 487.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R11 900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R11 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 R6 468. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Egypt Air. Users have found that Qatar Airways is 10% 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 (R4 493), Qatar Airways (R5 273), and KLM (R5 815).

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

On average you can expect to pay R14 881 for a flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul. The cheapest flight overall is R4 610 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul) is currently priced at R6 468.

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 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.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Istanbul

Most visitors from Johannesburg can enter Istanbul without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Istanbul.

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

Do I need a test to 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) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Johannesburg.

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

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = ₺1,09
Average temperature for June in Istanbul
27.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Istanbul
25.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
R5 243 R7 314 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R5 463 R6 739 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R5 523 R8 957 No cancel fee 75%
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SAUDIA
R5 727 R7 082 No cancel fee 86%
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Turkish Airlines
R5 985 R10 559 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
R6 028 R7 107 No cancel fee 75%
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Egypt Air
R6 867 R8 328 No cancel fee N/A
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Lufthansa
R8 503 R11 005 No cancel fee 76%
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Ethiopian Air
R8 584 R13 031 No cancel fee 72%
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British Airways
R11 893 R14 928 No cancel fee 70%
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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards 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.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
0 flights
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