The cheapest times to fly from IST to BHX are

  • April 23rd to July 15th (except the weeks of May 21st and May 28th)
  • November 5th to March 25th (except the weeks of December 10th, January 1st, and February 5th)

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 IST to BHX is mid January. Prices can be as high as $614 for Sunday flights during late August to early September, or as low as $187 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Birmingham

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Birmingham (BHX) will usually cost between $196 to $411 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 $196. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late August to early September, with an average price of $508. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $312 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $228 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to BHX flight.

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

IST to BHX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to BHX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $18 (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 $247. Return trip prices are from the BHX to IST 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 IST to BHX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 55 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 IST to BHX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from BHX
  • Usually 12.75% less expensive than BHX
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from BHX
  • Usually 4.40% less expensive than BHX
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to MAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air France, Air Malta, atlasglobal, Corendon, Eurowings, Flybe, Gol, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Onur Air, Pegasus, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SunExpress, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1633 miles or 2628 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to BHX flight is about 3 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Birmingham?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from IST to BHX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IST
Origination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8

Return Airport

Destination code BHX
Destination airport name Birmingham Airport
City Birmingham
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 52.5
Longitude -1.7


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