The cheapest times to fly from IST to RAK are

  • April 30th to June 3rd
  • October 29th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 RAK is mid January. Prices can be as high as $957 for Friday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $216 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Marrakesh

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Marrakech (RAK) will usually cost between $250 to $753 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $253. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $873. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $620 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $426 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to RAK flight.

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

IST to RAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to RAK 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RAK, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into IST. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Marrakesh, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $60 (11%) 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 $408. Return trip prices are from the RAK 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 RAK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 49 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from IST to RAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) in Casablanca

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from RAK
  • Usually 16.57% less expensive than RAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to CMN flights


Flight Hacking IST to RAK

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 RAK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Madrid (IST > MAD > RAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $326
  • Average savings: $100 (23.38%)

See IST to BCN flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (IST > BCN > RAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $349
  • Average savings: $77 (17.98%)

See IST to MAD flights

Hack #3: Frankfurt (IST > FRA > RAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $379
  • Average savings: $47 (11.05%)

See IST to FRA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Air Europa, Air France, American, British Airways, EgyptAir, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, Royal Air Maroc, Saudia, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Menara Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2134 miles or 3434 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to RAK flight is about 4 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Marrakech?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 28 available flights from IST to RAK.


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 RAK
Destination airport name Menara Airport
City Marrakech
Country Morocco
Latitude 31.6
Longitude -8


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