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San Francisco to Istanbul flights

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Departure Tue, 27 Apr Return Mon, 03 May
SFO San Francisco
IST Istanbul
return from £532
Departure Thu, 13 May Return Mon, 24 May
SFO San Francisco
IST Istanbul
return from £566
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 11.16 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.09 GBP
Last checked on 20 April 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
86%

Trains in Istanbul are 86% cheaper than in San Francisco.

San Francisco
£2.17
Istanbul
£0.31
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
80%

A meal in Istanbul is 80% cheaper than a meal in San Francisco.

San Francisco
£14.44
Istanbul
£2.94
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
81%

A taxi fare in Istanbul is 81% cheaper than in San Francisco.

San Francisco
£2.53
Istanbul
£0.49
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
62%

Coffee in Istanbul is 62% cheaper than in San Francisco.

San Francisco
£3.41
Istanbul
£1.31
San Francisco airports
  • ( San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( Embarkader (EMB)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Oakland Intl (OAK)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
K Distance: 6701 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

😷 Is it safe to travel from San Francisco to Istanbul during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Turkey may apply when travelling from San Francisco. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from San Francisco to Istanbul at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul is 532£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Istanbul expensive to visit compared to San Francisco?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.46 GBP, 82% cheaper than San Francisco, with a fare of 2.55 GBP, while train tickets costs 85% less in Istanbul: 0.32 GBP against 2.19 GBP in San Francisco. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.76 GBP in Istanbul, 79% less than the 13.13 GBP in San Francisco. The price of the coffee is around 61% cheaper in Istanbul, with an average of 1.35 GBP, while in San Francisco the coffee costs 3.47 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul?
The most popular months to book a trip from San Francisco to Istanbul are May, December and November, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from San Francisco to Istanbul?
The best time of the year to go to Istanbul when flying from San Francisco depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, June is the top 1º month to fly to Istanbul from San Francisco in terms of searches from our customer, followed by January and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, May and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route San Francisco -  Istanbul.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from San Francisco to Istanbul?
The total flight time between San Francisco and Istanbul is of around 17:27 hours on average, considering an average distance of 14,355 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Istanbul compared to San Francisco?
While in San Francisco the temperatures can reach an average of 32.98 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 6.0 mm ,Istanbul's temperatures can go up to 32.95 ºC during the hot season, with 5.3 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -0.3 ºC in Istanbul, compared to the 2.36 ºC average degrees reported in San Francisco. During the winter period, San Francisco can register 12.0 mm precipitation, while Istanbul have an average of 9.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between San Francisco and Istanbul?
The main airport route flying between San Francisco and Istanbul is: San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) to Istanbul Airport (IST). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find San Francisco - Istanbul flights between San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) to Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Turkish Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from San Francisco to Istanbul?
Airlines with direct flights departing from San Francisco to Istanbul are:
  • Turkish Airlines.
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