The cheapest times to fly from CAI to IST are

  • February 5th to May 13th
  • September 24th to December 16th

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 CAI to IST is early October. Prices can be as high as $711 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $346 for Monday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Cairo (CAI) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $355 to $595 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $352. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $615. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $263 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $386 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAI to IST flight.

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

CAI to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CAI to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Cairo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Cairo. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $11 (3%) 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 $411. Return trip prices are from the IST to CAI 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 CAI 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 21 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, Azerbaijan Airlines, Badr Airlines, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iraqi, Jazeera, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Oman Air, Qantas, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, TAROM, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 764 miles or 1230 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAI to IST flight is about 2 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Cairo and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from CAI to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CAI
Origination airport name Cairo International Airport
City Cairo
Country Egypt
Latitude 30.1
Longitude 31.4

Return Airport

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


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