The cheapest times to fly from SAW to NRT are

  • May 7th to May 20th
  • October 15th to March 18th (except the weeks of December 17th and January 1st)

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 NRT is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1440 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $638 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Tokyo

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Tokyo (NRT) will usually cost between $638 to $1084 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $641. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1440. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $799 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $894 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to NRT flight.

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

SAW to NRT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to NRT 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NRT, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SAW. 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 $117 (12%) 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 $812. Return trip prices are from the NRT 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 NRT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 1 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAW to NRT

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 NRT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Stockholm (SAW > ARN > NRT)

  • Price for both tickets: $724
  • Average savings: $171 (19.07%)

See SAW to DME flights

Hack #2: Moscow (SAW > DME > NRT)

  • Price for both tickets: $788
  • Average savings: $107 (11.91%)

See SAW to ARN flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (SAW > KUL > NRT)

  • Price for both tickets: $797
  • Average savings: $97 (10.85%)

See SAW to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Alitalia, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian, EVA Air, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, S7, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5572 miles or 8967 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to NRT flight is about 11 hour 1 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Tokyo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 43 available flights from SAW to NRT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAW
Origination airport nameSabiha Gokcen Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeNRT
Destination airport nameNarita International Airport


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