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The best prices from Edinburgh to Istanbul are usually found in February or March, booked 32 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Edinburgh (EDI) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best EDI to IST flight in 2021: compare Edinburgh to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
EDI - TR5
Price
£188 - £296
TR5
Temperature
9 - 29 °C
TR5
Rainfall
25 - 102 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£188

From Edinburgh to Istanbul

One-way from

£114

One-way flight from Edinburgh to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Edinburgh to Istanbul?

Users have found that flying from Edinburgh to Istanbul on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Edinburgh to Istanbul?

To save up to 24% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 59 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Edinburgh to Istanbul from £185 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £207 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Edinburgh to Istanbul?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Istanbul. Flights to Istanbul from Edinburgh in March are about £179 on average during March, but can be found for as low as £108.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Edinburgh to Istanbul (EDI - TR5)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 43% on flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul in April, May 2021

The best prices found for EDI to IST flights in April, May
24 May - 26 May
£99pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
24 May - 26 May
£112pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
24 May - 26 May
£142pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Edinburgh found for this year
24 May - 26 May
£99pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
24 May - 26 May
£112pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
3 Jun - 9 Jun
£128pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Direct flights to Istanbul from Edinburgh

Save time with Edinburgh to Istanbul direct flight deals
17 Jun - 24 Jun
£247pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
3 Jun - 10 Jun
£248pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
29 Jun - 1 Sep
£265pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Last-minute flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from Edinburgh, departing today and this week
20 Apr - 19 May
£207pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
20 Apr - 19 May
£294pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
20 Apr - 19 May
£301pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

One-way flights to Istanbul from Edinburgh

The cheapest one-way flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul
09:55 - 19:55
British Airways
1 stop
8h 00m
EDI - IST
British Airways
£115
World Air Fares
13:05 - 23:15
Air France
1 stop
8h 10m
EDI - IST
Air France
£129
lastminute.com
06:50 - 13:15
Turkish Airlines
Direct
4h 25m
EDI - IST
Turkish Airlines
£223
Vayama

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Flight FAQs

From Edinburgh to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from Edinburgh to Istanbul due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Edinburgh and Istanbul for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Istanbul are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Istanbul have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Turkish Airlines, KLM, and British Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Turkish Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul for under £146 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul for under £146. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £99, but on average you can expect to pay £143.

Are there direct flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul for under £291 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul under £291. A good price for a direct flight from Edinburgh to Istanbul is less than £281.

Are there last-minute flights available from Edinburgh to Istanbul for under £218?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than £218.

Is Edinburgh weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

With an average temperature of 29 °C, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Istanbul are hotter than in Edinburgh.

How long does is the flight from Edinburgh to Istanbul?

Departing from Edinburgh to Istanbul will take you 8h 05m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Edinburgh to Istanbul return?

Our cheapest airline available from Edinburgh to Istanbul is Air France. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £140 on this airline. This flight start at 42% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Edinburgh to Istanbul one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Air France. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £99. Users have also found prices from £115 and £166 on Air France and British Airways, respectively.

Alternative routes for Edinburgh to Istanbul

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Edinburgh to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = ₺11.18
Average temperature for April in Istanbul
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Istanbul
42.0 mm

Airports servicing Edinburgh

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 7 airlines flying from Edinburgh to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Edinburgh to Istanbul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air France
£137 £221 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
£197 £293 No cancel fee 70%
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Lufthansa
£214 £325 No cancel fee 76%
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KLM
£180 £375 No cancel fee 75%
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Aegean Airlines
£200 £402 No cancel fee 87%
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Bakhtar Afghan Airline
£318 £408 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Bakhtar Afghan Airline. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Turkish Airlines
£283 £445 No cancel fee 77%
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