The cheapest times to fly from PEK to IST are

  • March 5th to April 22nd (except the week of March 19th)
  • May 7th to July 15th
  • October 8th 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 PEK to IST is mid June. Prices can be as high as $1008 for Saturday flights during late September, or as low as $522 for Tuesday flights around mid June.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $549 to $720 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid June with an average ticket price of $558. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late September, with an average price of $819. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $261 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $595 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to IST flight.

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

PEK to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to IST flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $38 (6%) 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 $580. Return trip prices are from the IST to PEK 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 PEK to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 53 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 PEK to IST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) in Istanbul

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 1.51% less expensive than IST
  • 1-layover flights available

See PEK to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 45 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Astana, Air China, Air France, Air Serbia, ANA, Asiana, atlasglobal, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, China Eastern, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, EVA Air, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, LOT, Lufthansa, Pakistan, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, S7, SAS, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAROM, THAI, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines, Uzbekistan, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4394 miles or 7071 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to IST flight is about 8 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from PEK to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codePEK
Origination airport nameCapital International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


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