The cheapest times to fly from IST to BUS are

  • September 24th to April 8th (except the weeks of October 1st and 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 IST to BUS is late January. Prices can be as high as $562 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $273 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Batumi

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Batumi (BUS) will usually cost between $273 to $342 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 $273. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $366. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $93 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $276 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to BUS flight.

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

IST to BUS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to BUS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $32 (10%) 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 $281. Return trip prices are from the BUS 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 BUS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 11 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 BUS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Trabzon Airport (TZX) in Trabzon

  • 103 miles (166 km) away from BUS
  • Usually 72.83% less expensive than BUS
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to TZX flights

Destination alternative #2: Erzurum Airport (ERZ) in Erzurum

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from BUS
  • Usually 66.49% less expensive than BUS
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to ERZ flights

Destination alternative #3: Kars Airport (KSY) in Kars

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from BUS
  • Usually 63.95% less expensive than BUS
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to KSY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, Emirates, Lufthansa, S7, SAS, Scat Air, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Batumi Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 665 miles or 1070 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to BUS flight is about 2 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Batumi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from IST to BUS.


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 BUS
Destination airport name Batumi Airport
City Batumi
Country Georgia
Latitude 41.6
Longitude 41.6


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