The cheapest times to fly from IST to LOS are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • October 15th 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 LOS is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $987 for Monday flights during mid August, or as low as $676 for Thursday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Lagos

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Lagos (LOS) will usually cost between $677 to $848 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 $679. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $861. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $181 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $729 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to LOS flight.

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

IST to LOS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to LOS flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Lagos, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $42 (5%) 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 $732. Return trip prices are from the LOS 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 LOS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 6 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking IST to LOS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from IST to LOS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Milan (IST > MXP > LOS)

  • Price for both tickets: $715
  • Average savings: $14 (1.85%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Adria, Air France, Austrian, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, RwandAir, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Murtala Muhammed Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2848 miles or 4583 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Istanbul and Lagos?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from IST to LOS.


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 LOS
Destination airport name Murtala Muhammed Airport
City Lagos
Country Nigeria
Latitude 6.6
Longitude 3.3


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