The cheapest times to fly from RNO to SAW are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 27th (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 8th to December 16th (except the weeks of October 22nd and November 19th)

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 RNO to SAW is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2890 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1132 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Reno, NV (RNO) to Istanbul (SAW) will usually cost between $1195 to $2588 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1206. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2736. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1530 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1522 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RNO to SAW flight.

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

RNO to SAW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RNO to SAW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Reno. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 $209 (11%) 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 $1569. Return trip prices are from the SAW to RNO 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 RNO to SAW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 46 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from RNO to SAW while comparing.

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

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SAW
  • Usually 13.77% less expensive than SAW
  • 1-layover flights available

See RNO to IST flights


Flight Hacking RNO 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 RNO to SAW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Prague (RNO > PRG > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1110
  • Average savings: $412 (27.08%)

See RNO to PRG flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (RNO > JFK > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1163
  • Average savings: $359 (23.56%)

See RNO to JFK flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (RNO > EWR > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1173
  • Average savings: $349 (22.91%)

See RNO to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Reno/Tahoe International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6550 miles or 10541 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RNO to SAW flight is about 12 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Reno, NV and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from RNO to SAW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RNO
Origination airport name Reno/Tahoe International Airport
City Reno, NV
Country the United States
Latitude 39.5
Longitude -119.8

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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