The cheapest times to fly from MAN to SAW are

  • January 1st to March 18th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 27th 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 MAN to SAW is early October. Prices can be as high as $2185 for Thursday flights during mid April, or as low as $135 for Monday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Manchester (MAN) to Istanbul (SAW) will usually cost between $145 to $1625 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $232. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $1688. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1456 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $468 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAN to SAW flight.

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

MAN to SAW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MAN to SAW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Manchester. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAW, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MAN. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Manchester. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $434 (51%) 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 $601. Return trip prices are from the SAW to MAN 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 MAN to SAW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 2 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 MAN to SAW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ataturk Airport (IST) in Istanbul

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SAW
  • Usually 52.99% less expensive than SAW
  • Nonstop flights available

See MAN to IST flights


Flight Hacking MAN to SAW

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 MAN to SAW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Charleroi (MAN > CRL > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $249
  • Average savings: $219 (46.79%)

See MAN to DUS flights

Hack #2: Dusseldorf (MAN > DUS > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $292
  • Average savings: $177 (37.71%)

See MAN to CRL flights

Hack #3: Vienna (MAN > VIE > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $310
  • Average savings: $159 (33.87%)

See MAN to VIE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MAN to SAW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Eurowings, Flybe, Jet2, KLM, Lufthansa, Pegasus, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Manchester Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1696 miles or 2729 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MAN to SAW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MAN to SAW flight is about 4 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Manchester and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 39 available flights from MAN to SAW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMAN
Origination airport nameManchester Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom

Return Airport

Destination codeSAW
Destination airport nameSabiha Gokcen Airport


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