The cheapest times to fly from IST to WUH are

  • May 28th to June 24th
  • August 20th to September 16th
  • October 15th to January 28th (except the week of January 15th)

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 WUH is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1661 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $621 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Wuhan

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Wuhan (WUH) will usually cost between $671 to $1142 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 $702. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1275. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $573 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $787 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to WUH flight.

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

IST to WUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to WUH 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 $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $202 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $752. Return trip prices are from the WUH 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 WUH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking IST to WUH

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 WUH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (IST > BKK > WUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $784
  • Average savings: $4 (0.44%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air China, Air France, ANA, atlasglobal, China Southern, Hainan, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Saudia, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4641 miles or 7469 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to WUH flight is about 9 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Wuhan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from IST to WUH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIST
Origination airport nameAtaturk Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeWUH
Destination airport nameTianhe Airport


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