The cheapest times to fly from IST to AER are

  • January 8th to April 15th (except the weeks of February 5th, February 12th, and March 12th)
  • May 14th to July 15th (except the weeks of June 4th and June 11th)
  • 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 IST to AER is early to mid April. Prices can be as high as $491 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $304 for Wednesday flights around early to mid April.


When to Fly to Sochi

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Adler/Sochi (AER) will usually cost between $304 to $404 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid April with an average ticket price of $307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $408. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $100 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $317 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to AER flight.

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

IST to AER Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to AER flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $15 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $328. Return trip prices are from the AER to IST 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 IST to AER can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 3 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from IST to AER while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pashkovskiy Airport (KRR) in Krasnodar

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from AER
  • Usually 7.11% less expensive than AER
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to KRR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air Serbia, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, Emirates, KLM, LLC Nord Wind, LOT, Lufthansa, Pobeda, S7, Somon Air, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Adler/Sochi Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 593 miles or 954 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to AER flight is about 2 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Adler/Sochi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from IST to AER.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code AER
Destination airport name Adler/Sochi Airport
City Adler/Sochi
Country Russia
Latitude 43.5
Longitude 39.9


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