The cheapest times to fly from IST to ROC are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • April 9th to May 13th (except the week of April 16th)
  • 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 ROC is late January. Prices can be as high as $1388 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $521 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Rochester

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Rochester, NY (ROC) will usually cost between $595 to $1091 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 $576. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1273. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $697 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $697 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to ROC flight.

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

IST to ROC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to ROC 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 $0.09, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Rochester, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $107 (8%) 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 $716. Return trip prices are from the ROC 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 ROC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 4 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 ROC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from ROC
  • Usually 26.47% less expensive than ROC
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to YYZ flights

Destination alternative #2: Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link Field Airport (BGM) in Binghamton, NY

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from ROC
  • Usually 6.03% less expensive than ROC
  • 2-layover flights available

See IST to BGM flights


Flight Hacking IST to ROC

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 ROC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (IST > BOS > ROC)

  • Price for both tickets: $618
  • Average savings: $80 (11.41%)

See IST to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (IST > JFK > ROC)

  • Price for both tickets: $641
  • Average savings: $56 (8.03%)

See IST to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (IST > LGA > ROC)

  • Price for both tickets: $668
  • Average savings: $29 (4.16%)

See IST to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Greater Rochester International Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5045 miles or 8119 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to ROC flight is about 10 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Rochester, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from IST to ROC.


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 ROC
Destination airport name Greater Rochester International Airport
City Rochester, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 43.1
Longitude -77.7


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