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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 2021: compare South Africa to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Istanbul?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul from South Africa. Users have commonly found prices around R7 972 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R5 814. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 16 days in advance to save up to 3% 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 16 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 South Africa to Istanbul 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R7 723, or R8 117 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Istanbul (ZA - TR5)?

When flying from South Africa 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 flights from South Africa to Istanbul in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to IST flights in October, November
25 Nov - 28 Dec
R5 013pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 Nov - 14 Jan
R5 334pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29 Nov - 9 Dec
R5 392pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from South Africa found for this year
25 Nov - 28 Dec
R5 013pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Dec - 26 Dec
R5 304pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 Nov - 14 Jan
R5 334pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Istanbul from South Africa

Save time with South Africa to Istanbul direct flight deals
15 Nov - 21 Nov
R6 747pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
18 Nov - 24 Nov
R6 805pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
3 Nov - 11 Nov
R6 820pp
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
25 Oct - 1 Nov
R5 625pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Oct - 25 Nov
R5 727pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Oct - 25 Nov
R5 800pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Qatar Airways
 
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 - 2:20
Etihad Airways
2 stops
31h 35m
JNB - IST
Etihad Airways
R5 508
FlightNetwork
13:50 - 9:25
Emirates
1 stop
18h 35m
JNB - IST
Emirates
R5 538
AirfareAssist
11:25 - 8:00
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
19h 35m
CPT - IST
Multiple Airlines
R5 742
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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?

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.

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

SAUDIA and Etihad Airways are some of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from South Africa 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.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Istanbul for under R5 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Istanbul for under R5 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R5 013, but on average you can expect to pay R5 465.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Istanbul for under R6 800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from South Africa to Istanbul under R6 800. A good price for a direct flight from South Africa to Istanbul is less than R8 146.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Istanbul for under R5 700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than R5 700.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Etihad Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R3 395. Users have also found prices from R3 599 and R3 964 on Etihad Airways and Egypt Air, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Istanbul?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R4 389. While the most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen) can be booked for R5 450 on average our data indicates R13 815 when flying 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 most popular routes from South Africa to Istanbul?

While some choose either Cape Town Intl - Istanbul or Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen is the most popular route 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 will not be allowed to enter Istanbul.

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

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

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


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 must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to 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 = ₺0,64
Flight duration from South Africa to Istanbul
10h 30m
Average temperature for October in Istanbul
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Istanbul
100.0 mm

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
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East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

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
SAUDIA
R5 238 R6 478 No cancel fee 86%
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Air France
R5 836 R7 944 No cancel fee 77%
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Etihad Airways
R5 980 R10 281 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R6 441 R8 976 No cancel fee 68%
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Ethiopian Air
R6 577 R8 217 No cancel fee 72%
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Egypt Air
R6 705 R7 920 No cancel fee N/A
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Emirates
R6 762 R8 594 No cancel fee 75%
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KLM
R7 343 R8 764 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
R7 418 R11 073 No cancel fee 77%
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Lufthansa
R8 084 R12 368 No cancel fee 76%
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