The cheapest times to fly from ISP to IST are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • September 10th to September 30th
  • October 29th 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 ISP to IST is late January. Prices can be as high as $5501 for Friday flights during late March, or as low as $1033 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Islip, NY (ISP) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $1034 to $2138 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1078. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late March, with an average price of $2854. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1776 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1480 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ISP to IST flight.

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

ISP to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ISP to IST flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Islip. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $227 (14%) 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 $1383. Return trip prices are from the IST to ISP 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 ISP to IST can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ISP 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 ISP to IST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Madrid (ISP > MAD > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $679
  • Average savings: $801 (54.12%)

See ISP to MAD flights

Hack #2: London (ISP > LHR > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $727
  • Average savings: $753 (50.88%)

See ISP to LHR flights

Hack #3: Paris (ISP > CDG > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $753
  • Average savings: $728 (49.16%)

See ISP to CDG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, atlasglobal, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Long Island MacArthur Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4968 miles or 7995 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ISP to IST flight is about 9 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Islip, NY and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from ISP to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ISP
Origination airport name Long Island MacArthur Airport
City Islip, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.1

Return Airport

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


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