The cheapest times to fly from IST to KSC are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • March 26th to May 13th
  • June 4th to July 15th (except the weeks of June 11th and July 2nd)
  • September 3rd to October 21st (except the week of October 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 KSC is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $591 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $165 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Košice

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Kosice (KSC) will usually cost between $170 to $317 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $190. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $290. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $100 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $193 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to KSC flight.

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

IST to KSC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to KSC 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 $0.19, which is 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 $115 (32%) 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 $185. Return trip prices are from the KSC 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 KSC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 9 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from IST to KSC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lviv International Airport (LWO) in Lviv

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from KSC
  • Usually 5.18% less expensive than KSC
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to LWO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air France, Asiana, Austrian, CSA, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, MEA, SAS, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Kosice International Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 647 miles or 1041 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to KSC flight is about 2 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Kosice?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 30 available flights from IST to KSC.


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 KSC
Destination airport name Kosice International Airport
City Kosice
Country Slovakia
Latitude 48.7
Longitude 21.2


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