The cheapest times to fly from KWI to IST are

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • September 3rd to January 7th

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 KWI to IST is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $567 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $233 for Sunday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Kuwait (KWI) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $241 to $367 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 $241. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $489. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $248 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $317 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KWI to IST flight.

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

KWI to IST Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into KWI. Fridays 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 $39 (10%) 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 $303. Return trip prices are from the IST to KWI 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 KWI 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 25 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 KWI to IST while comparing.

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

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 23.34% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See KWI to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KWI 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, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Iraqi, Jazeera, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Oman Air, Onur Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1349 miles or 2171 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KWI to IST flight is about 3 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuwait and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from KWI to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KWI
Origination airport name Kuwait International Airport
City Kuwait
Country Kuwait
Latitude 29.2
Longitude 48

Return Airport

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


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