The cheapest times to fly from TPA to SAW are

  • January 1st to March 11th
  • August 27th to March 11th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 TPA to SAW is late January. Prices can be as high as $2773 for Saturday flights during early April, or as low as $814 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Tampa, FL (TPA) to Istanbul (SAW) will usually cost between $979 to $2362 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $981. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $2401. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1421 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1214 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TPA to SAW flight.

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

TPA to SAW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TPA to SAW flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Tampa. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAW, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into TPA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Tampa. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $384 (25%) 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 $1282. Return trip prices are from the SAW to TPA 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 TPA to SAW 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 45 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 TPA to SAW while comparing.

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

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SAW
  • Usually 13.26% less expensive than SAW
  • 1-layover flights available

See TPA to IST flights


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

Hack #1: London (TPA > LGW > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $720
  • Average savings: $494 (40.69%)

See TPA to LGW flights

Hack #2: Copenhagen (TPA > CPH > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $855
  • Average savings: $360 (29.61%)

See TPA to CPH flights

Hack #3: London (TPA > LHR > SAW)

  • Price for both tickets: $905
  • Average savings: $309 (25.45%)

See TPA to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5984 miles or 9630 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TPA to SAW flight is about 11 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Tampa, FL and Istanbul?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TPA
Origination airport name Tampa International Airport
City Tampa, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28
Longitude -82.5

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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