The cheapest times to fly from FRU to IST are

  • May 28th to July 15th
  • October 29th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 3rd and December 17th)

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 FRU to IST is mid January. Prices can be as high as $641 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $354 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Bishkek (FRU) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $357 to $429 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $367. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $436. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $69 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $378 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FRU to IST flight.

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

FRU to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FRU to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Bishkek. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Bishkek. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $29 (7%) 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 $368. Return trip prices are from the IST to FRU 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 FRU to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 9 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 FRU to IST while comparing.

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

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 16.93% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See FRU to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, atlasglobal, Avia Traffic Company, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, Emirates, KLM, LOT, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2319 miles or 3732 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FRU to IST flight is about 5 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Bishkek and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 38 available flights from FRU to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeFRU
Origination airport nameManas Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


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