The cheapest times to fly from ASM to IST are

  • February 5th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • October 8th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ASM to IST is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $956 for Monday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $416 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Asmara (ASM) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $452 to $737 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $497. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $673. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $176 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $567 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ASM to IST flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ASM to IST route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ASM to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ASM to IST flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Asmara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into ASM. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Asmara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $165 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $507. Return trip prices are from the IST to ASM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ASM to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ASM to IST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Asmara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1875 miles or 3018 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ASM to IST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ASM to IST flight is about 4 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Asmara and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from ASM to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeASM
Origination airport nameAsmara International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


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