The cheapest times to fly from BKK to IST are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • September 3rd to December 23rd

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 BKK to IST is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1163 for Friday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $469 for Thursday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Bangkok (BKK) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $531 to $1012 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $542. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $1012. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $470 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $665 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKK to IST flight.

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

BKK to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BKK to IST flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Bangkok. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BKK. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Bangkok. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $68 (9%) 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 $652. Return trip prices are from the IST to BKK 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 BKK to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 22 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 45 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Asiana, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, Biman, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Hong Kong Airlines, IndiGo, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Pakistan, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Saudia, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4663 miles or 7504 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKK to IST flight is about 9 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Bangkok and Istanbul?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BKK
Origination airport name Suvarnabhumi International Airport
City Bangkok
Country Thailand
Latitude 13.7
Longitude 100.7

Return Airport

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


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