The cheapest times to fly from AYT to IST are

  • October 15th to April 15th

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 AYT to IST is early December. Prices can be as high as $1047 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $30 for Monday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Antalya (AYT) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $30 to $102 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $30. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $494. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $464 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $67 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AYT to IST flight.

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

AYT to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AYT to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Antalya. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $22 (27%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $59. Return trip prices are from the IST to AYT 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 AYT to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 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 AYT to IST while comparing.

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

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 36.84% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See AYT to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Algerie, atlasglobal, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, FlexFlight, Iraqi, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, MEA, Onur Air, Pegasus, Pobeda, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, S7, SAS, SunExpress, SWISS, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 301 miles or 484 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AYT to IST flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Antalya and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from AYT to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AYT
Origination airport name Antalya Airport
City Antalya
Country Turkey
Latitude 36.9
Longitude 30.8

Return Airport

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


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