The cheapest times to fly from IST to JFK are

  • January 8th to June 24th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 16th)
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 JFK is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $865 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $427 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $429 to $817 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $428. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $834. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $405 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $462 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to JFK flight.

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

IST to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to JFK 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 $0.06, 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to New York, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $23 (3%) 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 $499. Return trip prices are from the JFK 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 JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 59 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Air Serbia, American, atlasglobal, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5002 miles or 8050 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to JFK flight is about 9 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from IST to JFK.


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 JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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