The cheapest times to fly from VAN to IST are

  • October 22nd to May 6th (except the weeks of January 22nd and March 19th)

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 VAN to IST is late December. Prices can be as high as $121 for Sunday flights during mid May, or as low as $80 for Monday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Van (VAN) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $80 to $120 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $80. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $120. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $40 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $98 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VAN to IST flight.

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

VAN to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VAN to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Van. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $2 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $98. Return trip prices are from the IST to VAN 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 VAN to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 24 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from VAN to IST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) in Istanbul

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 33.67% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See VAN to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Van Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 790 miles or 1271 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VAN to IST flight is about 2 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Van and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from VAN to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code VAN
Origination airport name Van Airport
City Van
Country Turkey
Latitude 38.5
Longitude 43.3

Return Airport

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


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