The cheapest times to fly from IST to PEK are

  • March 26th to July 15th (except the week of April 16th)
  • October 15th to December 16th

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 PEK is mid November. Prices can be as high as $780 for Saturday flights during early October, or as low as $497 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $507 to $591 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $514. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early October, with an average price of $613. 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 $542 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to PEK flight.

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

IST to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to PEK 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 $0.08, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $38 (6%) 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 $531. Return trip prices are from the PEK 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 PEK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 53 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking IST to PEK

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 PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (IST > DME > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $536
  • Average savings: $7 (1.2%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 50 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Astana, Air China, Air France, Air Serbia, ANA, Asiana, atlasglobal, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, MEA, MIAT, Pakistan, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, S7, SAS, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAROM, THAI, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines, Uzbekistan, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4394 miles or 7071 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to PEK flight is about 8 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 93 available flights from IST to PEK.


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 PEK
Destination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6


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