The cheapest times to fly from IST to VKO are

  • January 22nd to February 25th
  • March 19th to April 15th
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • August 27th to September 16th (except the week of September 3rd)

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 VKO is early April. Prices can be as high as $314 for Sunday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $237 for Thursday flights around early April.


When to Fly to Moscow

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Moscow (VKO) will usually cost between $238 to $310 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early April with an average ticket price of $240. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $301. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $62 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $269 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to VKO flight.

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

IST to VKO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to VKO 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 $0.15, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Moscow, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $11 (4%) 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 $262. Return trip prices are from the VKO 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 VKO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 56 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 VKO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) in Moscow

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from VKO
  • Usually 25.88% less expensive than VKO
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to SVO flights

Destination alternative #2: Domodedovo Airport (DME) in Moscow

  • 28 miles (45 km) away from VKO
  • Usually 16.39% less expensive than VKO
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to DME flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, atlasglobal, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, Emirates, Iraqi, LOT, Onur Air, Pobeda, SAS, Scat Air, Turkish Airlines, UTair, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1080 miles or 1738 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to VKO flight is about 2 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Moscow?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from IST to VKO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIST
Origination airport nameAtaturk Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeVKO
Destination airport nameVnukovo Airport


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