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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Africa to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best null to IST flight in 2022: compare South Africa to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Istanbul (ZA - IST)?

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

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Istanbul?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Istanbul from South Africa average R7 352. You can even find prices in February for less than R7 352, as users have found deals to Istanbul from as low as R5 587. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Istanbul from South Africa. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 22%.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 55 days in advance, which can save you up to 17% on flights from South Africa to Istanbul compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 55 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R7 379. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R8 203.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Istanbul in June, July 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to IST flights in June, July
25 Jul - 6 Aug
R7 993pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Jul - 15 Sep
R8 203pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
17 Jul - 15 Sep
R8 219pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

South Africa to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from South Africa found for this year
11 Sep - 18 Sep
R6 039pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Sep - 18 Sep
R6 104pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Sep - 14 Sep
R6 136pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Istanbul from South Africa

Save time with South Africa to Istanbul direct flight deals
27 Nov - 6 Dec
R10 253pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Nov - 21 Nov
R10 738pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
8 Aug - 28 Aug
R10 819pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from South Africa, departing today and this week
6 Jul - 16 Aug
R11 610pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Jul - 31 Jul
R12 966pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Jul - 28 Jul
R13 079pp
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 South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Istanbul
17:45 - 9:00
Egypt Air
1 stop
14h 15m
JNB - IST
Egypt Air
R4 941
Travelgenio
9:55 - 14:45
Qatar Airways
1 stop
27h 50m
JNB - IST
Qatar Airways
R6 104
qatarairways.com
20:35 - 0:10
Air France
1 stop
26h 35m
CPT - IST
Air France
R6 184

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Istanbul

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

Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Turkish Airlines 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 South Africa to Istanbul for under R6 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Istanbul for under R6 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just R6 039, but on average you can expect to pay R6 491.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Istanbul for under R10 300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from South Africa to Istanbul under R10 300. A good price for a direct flight from South Africa to Istanbul is less than R11 045.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Istanbul for under R11 700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R11 700.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from South Africa to Istanbul are Qatar Airways (R4 004), Egypt Air (R4 618), and Air France (R6 184).

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Istanbul?

While some choose either Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen or Cape Town Intl - Istanbul, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul is the most popular route from South Africa to Istanbul.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Istanbul?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R6 565. While the most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul) can be booked for R6 039 on average our data indicates R22 912 when flying from South Africa to Istanbul.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Istanbul

Most visitors from South Africa can enter Istanbul without restrictions.

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Istanbul?

Returning to South Africa from Istanbul

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

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

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Departure points for flights from South Africa to Istanbul

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = ₺1,03
Average temperature for June in Istanbul
27.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Istanbul
25.0 mm

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Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa 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 359 R9 386 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R5 566 R8 074 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R5 614 R9 014 No cancel fee 75%
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SAUDIA
R5 804 R7 178 No cancel fee 86%
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Turkish Airlines
R6 030 R10 375 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
R6 109 R9 378 No cancel fee 75%
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Egypt Air
R7 093 R8 770 No cancel fee N/A
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Lufthansa
R8 618 R11 322 No cancel fee 76%
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Ethiopian Air
R8 819 R13 318 No cancel fee 72%
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British Airways
R12 054 R14 531 No cancel fee 70%
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