Cheap Flights from California to Istanbul (IST)

Expected price increase 20%
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Average price per month


  • Low Season: February
  • High Season: July
  • Prices for this route are volatile and fluctuate from month to month.
  • The cheapest flights are usually bought in February, December and January.
  • High season months are May, June and July. However, it's not the rule and you should always search current flight deals.
  • For example, the flight from California to Istanbul is currently 22% cheaper than average.

Price increase as travel date approaches


  • Flight prices for this route increase by 39% if you book last minute. Hover on the graph above to see for yourself!.
  • To grab the lowest price possible, you should buy your flight around 51 days before departure!
  • Consider booking at least 21 days before departure to increase your chances of getting a low price.
  • Generally, it's safe to book between 90 and 60 days in advance.

California to Istanbul Flight Information

Flights Depart FromCalifornia (LAX)
Flights Arriving ToIstanbul (IST)
Distance11006.43 km
Current Discount22 %
Average Price $880.9
Good Deal $686.93
Cheapest AirlinesLOT Polish Airlines, Delta Air Lines
Popular AirlinesQatar Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Air Canada, LOT Polish Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines
Flight Duration14 hours 06 minutes
Flights Depart From
California (LAX)
Flights Arrive In
Istanbul (IST)
Distance
11006.43 km
Flight Duration
14 hours 06 minutes
Current Discount
22 %
Average Price
$880.9
Good Deal
$686.93
Cheapest Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines, Delta Air Lines
Popular Airlines
Qatar Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Air Canada, LOT Polish Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines

Most Reliable Airlines flying to Istanbul

Airline Overall Rating On time arrival Check-in & Boarding Cleanliness Customer Service Food & Beverage Entertainment Legroom Seat Comfort
Qatar Airways Qatar Airways 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.5
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines 3.8 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.5
Lufthansa Lufthansa 3.7 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Air France Air France 3.6 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
British Airways British Airways 3.6 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.5
Air Canada Air Canada 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5
LOT Polish Airlines LOT Polish Airlines 3.4 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.5
American Airlines American Airlines 3.3 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.0
United Airlines United Airlines 3.3 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Overall Rating
4.0
On time arrival
4.5
Check-in & Boarding
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Customer Service
4.5
Food & Beverage
4.0
Entertainment
4.0
Legroom
4.0
Seat Comfort
4.0
Overall Rating
4.0
On time arrival
4.0
Check-in & Boarding
4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Customer Service
4.0
Food & Beverage
4.0
Entertainment
3.5
Legroom
4.0
Seat Comfort
3.5
Overall Rating
4.0
On time arrival
4.5
Check-in & Boarding
4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Customer Service
4.0
Food & Beverage
3.5
Entertainment
4.0
Legroom
3.5
Seat Comfort
3.5
Overall Rating
3.5
On time arrival
3.5
Check-in & Boarding
4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Customer Service
4.0
Food & Beverage
3.5
Entertainment
3.5
Legroom
3.5
Seat Comfort
3.5
Overall Rating
3.5
On time arrival
4.0
Check-in & Boarding
3.5
Cleanliness
4.0
Customer Service
3.5
Food & Beverage
3.5
Entertainment
3.5
Legroom
3.5
Seat Comfort
3.5
Overall Rating
3.5
On time arrival
4.0
Check-in & Boarding
4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Customer Service
3.5
Food & Beverage
3.0
Entertainment
3.0
Legroom
3.5
Seat Comfort
3.5
Overall Rating
3.5
On time arrival
3.5
Check-in & Boarding
3.5
Cleanliness
3.5
Customer Service
3.5
Food & Beverage
3.0
Entertainment
3.5
Legroom
3.5
Seat Comfort
3.5
Overall Rating
3.5
On time arrival
3.5
Check-in & Boarding
3.5
Cleanliness
4.0
Customer Service
3.5
Food & Beverage
3.0
Entertainment
2.5
Legroom
3.5
Seat Comfort
3.5
Overall Rating
3.5
On time arrival
4.0
Check-in & Boarding
3.5
Cleanliness
3.5
Customer Service
3.5
Food & Beverage
3.0
Entertainment
3.0
Legroom
3.5
Seat Comfort
3.0
Overall Rating
3.5
On time arrival
4.0
Check-in & Boarding
3.5
Cleanliness
3.5
Customer Service
3.5
Food & Beverage
3.0
Entertainment
3.0
Legroom
3.0
Seat Comfort
3.0

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  • Ataturk Airport is the major airport in Istanbul and surrounding area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is a direct flight from California to Istanbul?A direct flight from California to Istanbul takes roughly 14 hours 06 minutes.
  • How many direct flights are there between California to Istanbul daily?On average, there are 3 direct flights from California to Istanbul each day.
  • Which airlines offer cheap airfare from California to Istanbul?That may change at any time. But in the past 14 days, the cheapest tickets we've found were with LOT Polish Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
  • Do I need my passport to fly from California to Istanbul?Yes, you most certainly do.
  • Which airlines fly from California to Istanbul most often?Qatar Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Air Canada, LOT Polish Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines are the top.
  • What's the cheapest day to fly from California to Istanbul?That depends. Recently, the cheapest day to fly from California to Istanbul has been Saturday. And the cheapest return flight from Wednesday, with has been. That said, the cheapest departure days are constantly changing.
  • Which airport will I be flying from in California?When departing from California you'll be flying out of Los Angeles International.
  • Which airport will I be flying from in Istanbul?When departing from Istanbul you'll be flying out of Ataturk Airport.
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