The cheapest times to fly from TRI to IST are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 17th and October 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 TRI to IST is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1861 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1086 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $1089 to $1536 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1103. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1595. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $492 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1269 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TRI to IST flight.

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

TRI to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TRI to IST flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Bristol. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 Istanbul, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Bristol. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $142 (10%) 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 $1208. Return trip prices are from the IST to TRI 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 TRI to IST can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking TRI to IST

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 TRI to IST — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (TRI > JFK > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1049
  • Average savings: $220 (17.34%)

See TRI to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (TRI > LGA > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1083
  • Average savings: $186 (14.62%)

See TRI to LGA flights

Hack #3: Prague (TRI > PRG > IST)

  • Price for both tickets: $1084
  • Average savings: $185 (14.54%)

See TRI to PRG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from TRI to IST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Asiana, atlasglobal, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Tri Cities Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5541 miles or 8917 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from TRI to IST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TRI to IST flight is about 10 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN and Istanbul?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TRI
Origination airport name Tri Cities Airport
City Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 36.5
Longitude -82.4

Return Airport

Destination code IST
Destination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8


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