The cheapest times to fly from IST to FNA are

  • January 1st to January 28th
  • March 19th to July 1st

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 FNA is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $1849 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $769 for Thursday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Freetown

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Freetown (FNA) will usually cost between $806 to $1586 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $858. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1279. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $421 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $921 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to FNA flight.

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

IST to FNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to FNA flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FNA, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into IST. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Freetown, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $346 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $894. Return trip prices are from the FNA 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 FNA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Algerie, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, TAROM, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Freetown Lungi Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3402 miles or 5475 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to FNA flight is about 7 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Freetown?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 1 available flights from IST to FNA.


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 FNA
Destination airport name Freetown Lungi Airport
City Freetown
Country Sierra Leone
Latitude 8.6
Longitude -13.2


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