The cheapest times to fly from IST to LAX are

  • January 8th to June 10th (except the weeks of April 9th, May 7th, and May 28th)
  • October 1st to October 21st (except the week of October 8th)
  • 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 LAX is late January. Prices can be as high as $1141 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $458 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $459 to $1025 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $460. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1072. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $612 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $521 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to LAX flight.

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

IST to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.05, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into IST. Saturdays 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 $39 (4%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $571. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 19 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, atlasglobal, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Pakistan, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6855 miles or 11032 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to LAX flight is about 13 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from IST to LAX.


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 LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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