The cheapest times to fly from BWI to IST are
- January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 30th)
- September 10th to October 7th
- October 29th to December 9th
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 BWI to IST is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1837 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $836 for Tuesday flights around mid January.
When to Fly to Istanbul
Flying from Baltimore, MD (BWI) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $854 to $1280 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $868. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1285. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $417 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $924 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BWI to IST flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BWI to IST route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the BWI to IST flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Baltimore. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 BWI. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Baltimore. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $71 (7%) 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 $933. Return trip prices are from the IST to BWI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from BWI to IST can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking BWI 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 BWI to IST — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $731
- Average savings: $193 (20.89%)
- Price for both tickets: $848
- Average savings: $76 (8.23%)
- Price for both tickets: $886
- Average savings: $38 (4.11%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from BWI to IST? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, atlasglobal, British Airways, Delta, Etihad, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 5184 miles or 8343 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from BWI to IST?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop BWI to IST flight is about 10 hour 19 minutes.
How many flights go between Baltimore, MD and Istanbul?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from BWI to IST.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Ataturk Airport|
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