The cheapest times to fly from BAH to IST are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • September 3rd to December 31st

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 BAH to IST is early December. Prices can be as high as $603 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $353 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Manama (BAH) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $353 to $499 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $357. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $540. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $183 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $404 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BAH to IST flight.

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

BAH to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BAH to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Bahrain. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into BAH. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Bahrain. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $19 (4%) 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 $402. Return trip prices are from the IST to BAH 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 BAH to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 52 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from BAH to IST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) in Istanbul

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 34.57% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See BAH to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Air France, Air India, Air Serbia, atlasglobal, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iraqi, Jazeera, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Oman Air, Pegasus, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1607 miles or 2586 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BAH to IST flight is about 3 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Manama and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from BAH to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBAH
Origination airport nameBahrain International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


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