The cheapest times to fly from SAW to PEK are

  • October 15th to March 25th (except the week of 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 PEK is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1048 for Saturday flights during mid May, or as low as $497 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Beijing

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Beijing (PEK) will usually cost between $583 to $980 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $571. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $985. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $415 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $855 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to PEK flight.

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

SAW to PEK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to PEK 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 $0.12, 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 to Beijing, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. 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 $717. Return trip prices are from the PEK 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 PEK 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 Hacking SAW to PEK

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 PEK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (SAW > DME > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $519
  • Average savings: $336 (39.3%)

See SAW to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (SAW > ARN > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $605
  • Average savings: $250 (29.24%)

See SAW to DME flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (SAW > CPH > PEK)

  • Price for both tickets: $625
  • Average savings: $231 (26.96%)

See SAW to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Dolomiti, Alitalia, Asiana, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Emirates, Eurowings, EVA Air, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Smartwings, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to PEK flight is about 8 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Beijing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 52 available flights from SAW to PEK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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