The cheapest times to fly from KBP to IST are

  • January 8th to June 24th (except the weeks of March 12th, April 2nd, April 9th, and May 21st)
  • November 19th to December 16th

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 KBP to IST is early December. Prices can be as high as $285 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $188 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Kiev (KBP) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $202 to $264 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $202. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $264. 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 $224 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KBP to IST flight.

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

KBP to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KBP to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kyiv. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into KBP. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Kyiv. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $12 (5%) 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 $220. Return trip prices are from the IST to KBP 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 KBP to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 10 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking KBP to IST

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 KBP to IST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Izmir (KBP > ADB > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $199
  • Average savings: $25 (11.16%)

See KBP to ESB flights

Hack #2: Ankara (KBP > ESB > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $201
  • Average savings: $24 (10.49%)

See KBP to ADB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air France, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Air Serbia, atlasglobal, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, CSA, EgyptAir, Iraqi, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Pegasus, SAS, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Boryspil International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 654 miles or 1053 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KBP to IST flight is about 2 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Kiev and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from KBP to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KBP
Origination airport name Boryspil International Airport
City Kiev
Country Ukraine
Latitude 50.3
Longitude 30.9

Return Airport

Destination code IST
Destination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8


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