The cheapest times to fly from IST to FCO are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • June 4th to June 24th
  • November 5th to December 9th

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 FCO is mid January. Prices can be as high as $405 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $173 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Rome

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Rome (FCO) will usually cost between $187 to $312 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 $189. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $320. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $131 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $217 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to FCO flight.

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

IST to FCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to FCO 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 $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $25 (10%) 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 $219. Return trip prices are from the FCO 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 FCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 32 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Air Serbia, Belavia, British Airways, Croatia, EgyptAir, Gol, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, MEA, Oman Air, Pobeda, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 859 miles or 1382 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to FCO flight is about 2 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Rome?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from IST to FCO.


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 FCO
Destination airport name Fiumicino Airport
City Rome
Country Italy
Latitude 41.8
Longitude 12.3


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