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Route Information for Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul

Origin Airport IATA Code SFO
Destination Airport IATA Code SAW
Flight Price $1,180
Distance 10,758 km

San Francisco (SJC) to Istanbul (IST)

What was that? A trip to Istanbul! Well, looks like you'll need a ticket from San Francisco pretty soon. We suppose you could ride a bike for most of it, but you probably are on a bit of a time crunch. Good thing you found us. We can get you an awesome deal on your ticket from SJC to IST.

How can you get a great rate on tickets from SJC to IST?

We've been doing this for years, so we know a few ways to snag the best price on your flight to Istanbul. You can pocket that extra cash for more than just getting from point A to point B with a little know-how.

What is the cheapest day to fly?

With the right attitude and flexibility, you can fly for less. Below are the cheapest days to fly:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday—You know how most stores are not crowded midweek? Same thing here. Most people opt to depart at the beginning or end of the week.
  • Thursday and Saturday—Get a head start on that Friday crowd. This also works on your return flight. Shorten your vacay by a day and increase your savings.
  • Monday through Thursday—If you're flying internationally, deals are often available when departing these days.

What's the Saturday night stay rule?

Staying the weekend at your destination, like Istanbul, usually means lower airfare since most people fly during this time. Of course, we don't want to twist your rubber arm or anything.

What are shoulder seasons?

There's good reason that many people travel during certain times of the year -- they want to enjoy incredible weather. Summertime is when Europe, Hawaii, and Alaska are at their most popular. Florida, New Orleans, and Southern California are the most popular in springtime. Winter is prime for Mexico and the Caribbean because of its warm weather, as well as ski and snowboard destinations like the Colorado Rockies. Who doesn't love that harvest of autumn colors? The Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and New England are popular this time of the year. If you can plan your trip around these peak seasons, you'll not only save money, but you'll typically avoid the crowds. Win-win in our books.

Jump on that great rate

Airline carriers change their rates seemingly by the minute. If a price you love pops up, then get it. There are a lot of others that are seeking a stellar bargain on a ticket from San Francisco to Istanbul. You could miss your opportunity to dial in the time and the flight you wanted.

What is the Hotwire Hot Rate?

The Hotwire Hot Rate is for travelers who have a lot of flexibility in their travel plans. It's one of our ways to help get you a fantastic price on your flight from San Francisco (SJC) to Istanbul (IST). You won't find out the time and airline until after you book, but with a little risk you can get huge savings.

Book your San Francisco to Istanbul flight today

We're here to help you save some money on your upcoming flight to Istanbul. These tips can get you that unreal rate. For those risk-takers that don't like to be too risky, go for the Hotwire Hot Rate. You'll get your flight and have more cash in your wallet to do Istanbul up right. So say "So long" to San Francisco and "Hi" to Istanbul.

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Hotwire.com from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.