The cheapest times to fly from SAW to YVR are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of October 29th)

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 YVR is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1414 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $541 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Vancouver

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Vancouver (YVR) will usually cost between $541 to $1232 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $545. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1322. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $777 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $774 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to YVR flight.

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

SAW to YVR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to YVR 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to YVR, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAW. Fridays 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 $69 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $757. Return trip prices are from the YVR 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 YVR 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 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAW to YVR

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 YVR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Zurich (SAW > ZRH > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $689
  • Average savings: $86 (11.05%)

See SAW to DUS flights

Hack #2: Dusseldorf (SAW > DUS > YVR)

  • Price for both tickets: $708
  • Average savings: $67 (8.59%)

See SAW to ZRH flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $720
  • Average savings: $54 (6.98%)

See SAW to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, Alitalia, Austrian, Delta, El Al, Frontier, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Pegasus, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5990 miles or 9640 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to YVR flight is about 11 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Vancouver?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from SAW to YVR.


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 YVR
Destination airport name Vancouver International Airport
City Vancouver
Country Canada
Latitude 49.2
Longitude -123.2


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