The cheapest times to fly from PEK to SAW are

  • early to mid January
  • February 5th to May 6th
  • October 15th 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 PEK to SAW is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1098 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $495 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Istanbul (SAW) will usually cost between $563 to $1098 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $557. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1085. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $528 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $586 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to SAW flight.

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

PEK to SAW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to SAW 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Beijing. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $106 (13%) 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 $659. Return trip prices are from the SAW 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 SAW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, China Southern, El Al, Emirates, Eurowings, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, S7, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Capital International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4375 miles or 7041 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to SAW flight is about 8 hour 51 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 50 available flights from PEK to SAW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

Return Airport

Destination code SAW
Destination airport name Sabiha Gokcen Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.9
Longitude 29.3


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