The cheapest times to fly from MIA to IST are

  • January 15th to April 8th
  • September 3rd to December 9th

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 MIA to IST is early February. Prices can be as high as $1372 for Monday flights during early August, or as low as $772 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Miami, FL (MIA) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $775 to $1251 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $803. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1272. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $469 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $905 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MIA to IST flight.

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

MIA to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MIA to IST flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Miami. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into MIA. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Miami. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $83 (8%) 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 $887. Return trip prices are from the IST to MIA 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 MIA to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 43 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking MIA 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 MIA to IST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Paris (MIA > CDG > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $598
  • Average savings: $307 (33.89%)

See MIA to CDG flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (MIA > CPH > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $636
  • Average savings: $269 (29.74%)

See MIA to CPH flights

Hack #3: Milan (MIA > MXP > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $638
  • Average savings: $267 (29.52%)

See MIA to MXP flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, American, atlasglobal, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Etihad, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5968 miles or 9605 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MIA to IST flight is about 11 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Miami, FL and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from MIA to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMIA
Origination airport nameMiami International Airport
CityMiami, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


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