The cheapest times to fly from BSR to IST are

  • August 6th to December 23rd (except the weeks of September 24th, October 1st, and October 22nd)

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 BSR to IST is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $783 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $464 for Sunday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Basra (BSR) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $495 to $547 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $512. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $600. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $88 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $528 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BSR to IST flight.

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

BSR to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BSR to IST flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Basrah. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BSR. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Basrah. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $27 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $518. Return trip prices are from the IST to BSR 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 BSR 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 17 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Asiana, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Fly Baghdad, Iraqi, MEA, Onur Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1275 miles or 2052 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BSR to IST flight is about 3 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Basra and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from BSR to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBSR
Origination airport nameBasrah International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


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