The cheapest times to fly from CHS to SAW are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 3rd to September 16th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)

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 CHS to SAW is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2997 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1053 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Charleston, SC (CHS) to Istanbul (SAW) will usually cost between $1098 to $2289 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 $1095. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2412. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1318 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1533 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CHS to SAW flight.

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

CHS to SAW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CHS to SAW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Charleston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Charleston. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $280 (16%) 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 $1445. Return trip prices are from the SAW to CHS 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 CHS to SAW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 8 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from CHS to SAW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ataturk Airport (IST) in Istanbul

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SAW
  • Usually 18.33% less expensive than SAW
  • 1-layover flights available

See CHS to IST flights


Flight Hacking CHS to SAW

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 CHS to SAW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (CHS > JFK > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1026
  • Average savings: $507 (33.07%)

See CHS to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (CHS > LGA > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1031
  • Average savings: $503 (32.78%)

See CHS to LGA flights

Hack #3: London (CHS > LGW > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1034
  • Average savings: $499 (32.55%)

See CHS to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CHS to SAW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Delta, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Charleston AFB/International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5640 miles or 9077 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CHS to SAW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CHS to SAW flight is about 11 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Charleston, SC and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from CHS to SAW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCHS
Origination airport nameCharleston AFB/International Airport
CityCharleston, SC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSAW
Destination airport nameSabiha Gokcen Airport


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