The cheapest times to fly from LED to IST are

  • March 26th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 9th and April 23rd)
  • August 27th to September 9th
  • October 8th to February 18th (except the week of December 24th)

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 LED to IST is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $356 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $184 for Thursday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from St. Petersburg (LED) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $197 to $316 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $198. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $314. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $116 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $275 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LED to IST flight.

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

LED to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LED to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Saint Petersburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LED. 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 $20 (7%) 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 $260. Return trip prices are from the IST to LED 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 LED to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air France, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Air Serbia, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, Croatia, KLM, LLC Nord Wind, LOT, Lufthansa, Pegasus, Pobeda, SAS, SunExpress, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1302 miles or 2095 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LED to IST flight is about 3 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between St. Petersburg and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 82 available flights from LED to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LED
Origination airport name Pulkovo Airport
City St. Petersburg
Country Russia
Latitude 59.8
Longitude 30.3

Return Airport

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


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