The cheapest times to fly from DLM to IST are

  • June 11th to July 15th
  • November 12th to April 15th

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 DLM to IST is mid February. Prices can be as high as $551 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $48 for Tuesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Dalaman (DLM) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $51 to $108 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $49. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $256. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $207 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $73 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DLM to IST flight.

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

DLM to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DLM to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dalaman. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Dalaman. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $13 (15%) 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 $71. Return trip prices are from the IST to DLM 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 DLM to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 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 DLM to IST while comparing.

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

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 31.51% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See DLM to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, Emirates, Pegasus, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Dalaman Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 295 miles or 475 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DLM to IST flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Dalaman and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from DLM to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDLM
Origination airport nameDalaman Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


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