The cheapest times to fly from IST to SZF are

  • October 22nd to April 29th (except the week of February 19th)

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 SZF is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $118 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $58 for Monday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Samsun

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Samsun (SZF) will usually cost between $60 to $105 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $58. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $114. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $56 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $69 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to SZF flight.

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

IST to SZF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to SZF flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $3 (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 $74. Return trip prices are from the SZF 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 SZF can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 43 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 SZF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kastamonu Airport (KFS) in Kastamonu

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from SZF
  • Usually 31.88% less expensive than SZF
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to KFS flights

Destination alternative #2: Ordu – Giresun Havalimanı Airport (OGU) in Gülyalı/Ordu

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from SZF
  • Usually 5.07% less expensive than SZF
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to OGU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Fly Baghdad, Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 404 miles or 650 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to SZF flight is about 1 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Samsun?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from IST to SZF.


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 SZF
Destination airport name Carsamba Airport
City Samsun
Country Turkey
Latitude 41.3
Longitude 36.6


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