The cheapest times to fly from TLV to IST are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • June 25th to July 15th
  • August 27th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

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 TLV to IST is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $542 for Saturday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $213 for Thursday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $213 to $339 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $213. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $370. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $157 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TLV to IST flight.

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

TLV to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TLV to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Tel Aviv-Yafo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $48 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $252. Return trip prices are from the IST to TLV 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 TLV to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 15 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 TLV to IST while comparing.

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

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 20.92% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See TLV to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Adria, Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Air Serbia, atlasglobal, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, Croatia, El Al, Ethiopian, IndiGo, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Ben Gurion Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 705 miles or 1135 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TLV to IST flight is about 2 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Tel Aviv and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from TLV to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TLV
Origination airport name Ben Gurion Airport
City Tel Aviv
Country Israel
Latitude 32
Longitude 34.9

Return Airport

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


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