The cheapest times to fly from IST to HAM are

  • November 5th to June 10th (except the weeks of December 10th, January 1st, March 12th, March 26th, and May 21st)

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 HAM is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $394 for Thursday flights during mid August, or as low as $148 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Hamburg

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Hamburg (HAM) will usually cost between $163 to $272 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 $161. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $279. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $117 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $190 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to HAM flight.

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

IST to HAM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to HAM 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 $0.1, 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. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Hamburg, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $9 (4%) 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 $194. Return trip prices are from the HAM 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 HAM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 12 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 HAM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Munster/Osnabruck International Airport (MSR) in Greven

  • 141 miles (227 km) away from HAM
  • Usually 41.58% less expensive than HAM
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to MSR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Adria, Aegean, Aeroflot, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, British Airways, Croatia, JAL, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, Onur Air, Pegasus, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1234 miles or 1986 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to HAM flight is about 3 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Hamburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from IST to HAM.


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 HAM
Destination airport name Hamburg Airport
City Hamburg
Country Germany
Latitude 53.6
Longitude 10


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