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Johannesburg (JNB) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to IST flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
JNB - TR5
Price
R6 587 - R9 522
TR5
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
TR5
Rainfall
25 - 102 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R6 587

From Johannesburg to Istanbul

One-way from

R4 185

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.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

Users have found that flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul, book at least 16 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 3% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R7 444 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R7 823.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Istanbul. Flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg in March are about R7 684 on average during March, but can be found for as low as R5 604.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg to Istanbul in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 35% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul in May, June 2021

The best prices found for JNB to IST flights in May, June
4 Jun - 19 Jun
R5 871pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May - 27 May
R6 432pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May - 26 May
R6 460pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg found for this year
4 Jun - 19 Jun
R5 871pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May - 27 May
R6 432pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May - 26 May
R6 460pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Istanbul direct flight deals
14 May - 20 May
R7 795pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May - 25 May
R8 244pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 May - 27 May
R8 258pp
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
19 May - 27 May
R6 432pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May - 26 May
R6 460pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 May - 21 May
R6 503pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Istanbul from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul
17:45 - 9:00
Egypt Air
1 stop
14h 15m
JNB - IST
Egypt Air
R4 186
Travel2Be
7:55 - 10:45
Emirates
2 stops
25h 50m
JNB - IST
Emirates
R5 281
travelstart.co.za
17:45 - 9:10
Etihad Airways
2 stops
38h 25m
JNB - IST
Etihad Airways
R5 590
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Istanbul

What airport do you fly from for flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

If you book a flight to Istanbul from Johannesburg, you will be flying from OR Tambo, which is the city’s only airport. Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB) is located 20,7 km from the centre of Johannesburg. There are 0 flights from OR Tambo to Istanbul per day from 12 different airlines.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Ethiopian Air are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R7 022 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R7 022. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Egypt Air for just R5 871, but on average you can expect to pay R6 643.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R8 427 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 10 direct flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul under R8 427. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul is less than R12 766.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Istanbul for under R7 022?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R7 022.

Is Johannesburg weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

Expect the weather to be around 29 °C on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Istanbul is generally hotter than in Johannesburg.

How long does is the flight from Johannesburg to Istanbul?

Departing from Johannesburg to Istanbul will take you 9h 35m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Johannesburg to Istanbul return?

Egypt Air, at R5 871, was found to be the cheapest airline from Johannesburg to Istanbul.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Air. Egypt Air is priced at 23% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

R3 427 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Egypt Air. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Etihad Airways and Emirates, with prices starting from R5 000 and R5 281, respectively.

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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 = ₺0,59
Flight duration
9h 35m
Average temperature for May in Istanbul
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Istanbul
40.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Airports servicing Istanbul

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
SAUDIA
R359 R445 No cancel fee 86%
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Egypt Air
R460 R544 No cancel fee N/A
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Air France
R400 R545 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
R504 R549 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
R410 R566 No cancel fee 75%
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Ethiopian Air
R451 R583 No cancel fee 72%
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Qatar Airways
R442 R583 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R493 R588 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
R555 R761 No cancel fee 76%
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Turkish Airlines
R535 R849 No cancel fee 77%
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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Istanbul

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