The cheapest times to fly from SAW to BSR are

  • January 8th to February 18th (except the week of January 29th)
  • July 23rd to December 23rd (except the week of December 3rd)

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 SAW to BSR is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $989 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $180 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Basrah

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Basra (BSR) will usually cost between $263 to $801 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $539. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $799. 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 $754 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to BSR flight.

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

SAW to BSR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to BSR flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $219 (28%) 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 $562. Return trip prices are from the BSR to SAW 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 SAW to BSR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 14 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 SAW to BSR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kuwait International Airport (KWI) in Kuwait

  • 93 miles (150 km) away from BSR
  • Usually 62.64% less expensive than BSR
  • Nonstop flights available

See SAW to KWI flights


Flight Hacking SAW to BSR

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 SAW to BSR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beirut (SAW > BEY > BSR)

  • Price for both tickets: $560
  • Average savings: $194 (25.75%)

See SAW to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Azerbaijan Airlines, Emirates, Fly Baghdad, flydubai, MEA, Pegasus, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1249 miles or 2010 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to BSR flight is about 3 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Basra?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from SAW to BSR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAW
Origination airport nameSabiha Gokcen Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeBSR
Destination airport nameBasrah International Airport


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