The cheapest times to fly from ATL to IST are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of October 1st and November 19th)

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 ATL to IST is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1465 for Saturday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $879 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $897 to $1298 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $917. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1283. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $366 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $946 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to IST flight.

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

ATL to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to IST flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. 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 fly to IST, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ATL. 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 $82 (8%) 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 $967. Return trip prices are from the IST to ATL 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 ATL to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL to IST

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ATL to IST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Paris (ATL > CDG > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $812
  • Average savings: $134 (14.12%)

See ATL to CDG flights

Hack #2: London (ATL > LHR > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $935
  • Average savings: $11 (1.11%)

See ATL to LHR flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (ATL > JFK > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $936
  • Average savings: $10 (1.06%)

See ATL to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Pakistan, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Saudia, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5760 miles or 9270 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to IST flight is about 11 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from ATL to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

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


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