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R6 497 Find cheap flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Istanbul to Cape Town departing on 19/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Istanbul to Cape Town.
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Cheap flight deals from Istanbul to Cape Town (IST-CPT)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Istanbul to Cape Town that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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7:25 - 15:10IST-CPT
32h 45m2 stops
12:35 - 18:35CPT-IST
29h 00m1 stop
R11 589
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Sat, Nov 16 - Sun, Nov 24
7:25 - 14:30IST-CPT
32h 05m2 stops
7:10 - 6:20CPT-IST
22h 10m3 stops
R12 666
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Sat, Aug 24 - Mon, Sep 9
23:55 - 13:00IST-CPT
14h 05m1 stop
14:35 - 5:00CPT-IST
13h 25m1 stop
R15 094Ethiopian Air
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Mon, Oct 28 - Mon, Nov 4
1:40 - 11:50IST-CPT
11h 10mdirect
16:35 - 4:40CPT-IST
11h 05mdirect
R15 495Turkish Airlines
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Fri, Aug 23 - Mon, Sep 9
0:05 - 13:00IST-CPT
13h 55m1 stop
14:35 - 21:20CPT-IST
29h 45m1 stop
R15 532Ethiopian Air
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Sat, Nov 16 - Mon, Dec 2
1:40 - 11:50IST-CPT
11h 10mdirect
16:35 - 4:40CPT-IST
11h 05mdirect
R15 678Turkish Airlines
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Fri, Aug 23 - Mon, Sep 9
20:05 - 20:55IST-CPT
25h 50m2 stops
13:00 - 11:45CPT-IST
21h 45m1 stop
R15 824Qatar Airways
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Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 15
20:05 - 10:50IST-CPT
15h 45m1 stop
13:00 - 11:45CPT-IST
21h 45m1 stop
R15 933Qatar Airways
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Sat, Aug 24 - Mon, Sep 9
23:20 - 16:50IST-CPT
18h 30m1 stop
13:05 - 21:35CPT-IST
31h 30m1 stop
R16 645Emirates
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Wed, Sep 11 - Mon, Sep 16
19:25 - 16:50IST-CPT
22h 25m1 stop
18:20 - 17:55CPT-IST
22h 35m1 stop
R17 302Emirates
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Wed, Sep 11 - Tue, Sep 17

Flights from Istanbul to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Istanbul to Cape Town to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Cape Town on a Monday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to fly from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Wednesday and avoiding Saturdays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town is September, where tickets cost R12 009 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and December, where the average cost of tickets is R17 612 and R17 503 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town, you should book around 4 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 132 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Cape Town from Istanbul Airport were found on RwandAir (R8 268) and Ethiopian Air (R9 618), and the lowest return tickets were found on Egypt Air (R14 729) and Ethiopian Air (R15 094).

Which airlines fly direct between Istanbul Airport and Cape Town?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town.
There is just one airline that flies from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town direct and that is Turkish Airlines. The best one-way deal found from Turkish Airlines for the route is R15 592.

How many flights are there between Istanbul Airport and Cape Town per day?

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Istanbul Airport and lands in Cape Town, with an average flight time of 11h 10m. The most common departure time is 1:00 and most flights take off at night. Each week, there are 7 flights.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Istanbul Airport and Cape Town?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Business and Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town take?

Direct flights take on average 11h 05m to travel the 13 560 km between Istanbul Airport and Cape Town.

What’s the earliest departure time from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Istanbul Airport at 1:40 and will be landing in Cape Town at 11:50.

What’s the latest departure time from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town jets off at 1:40 and lands at 11:50.

Good to know

Low season

July

High season

January

Cheapest flight

R6 497
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 17% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 18% lower on average.
Flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town

When to book flights from Istanbul to Cape Town

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Istanbul to Cape Town based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Istanbul Airport to Cape Town flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town was R356 for a one-way ticket and R635 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    When flying out of Istanbul Airport you will be using Istanbul. You will be landing at Cape Town, also known as Cape Town Intl.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Istanbul Airport to Cape Town flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Istanbul Airport and Cape Town.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    There are direct flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Istanbul to Cape Town, Turkish Airlines or Qatar Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Istanbul to Cape Town are Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. With an average price for the route of R17 853 and an overall rating of 7,4, Turkish Airlines is the most popular choice. Qatar Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R14 372 and an overall rating of 7,6.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town from Istanbul Airport is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Cape Town with an airline and back to Istanbul Airport with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cape Town from Istanbul Airport up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R9 771 or less one-way and R19 530 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Istanbul to Cape Town Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from Istanbul Airport to Cape Town Intl Airport, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Istanbul to Cape Town Intl

Monday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Tuesday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Wednesday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thursday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Friday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Saturday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Sunday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

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Direct returns

Cape Town Intl to Istanbul

Monday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Tuesday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Wednesday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thursday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Friday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Saturday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Sunday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

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Top 4 airlines serving from Istanbul to Cape Town

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Istanbul to Cape Town. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Istanbul to Cape Town? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,1
EmiratesOverall score based on 3767 reviews
8,0Comfort
8,1Boarding
8,3Crew
7,9Food
8,3Entertainment
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The experience of the flight. The food options have definitely gone down

10,0 ExcellentSarat, Jul 2024MCO - DXB
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The experience of the flight. The food options have definitely gone down

Food was good, great communication by Pilot and Co Pilot, Crew very friendly. Slow beginning drink and meal service - over 2hrs into flight which disrupted overnight flight sleep. Entertainment systems was 3 Stars, my wife's was nonfunctional and had to call attendant 3 times to get it reset, mine the headphones and jack we're twitchy and keep going to muted volume.

I didn't travel from the start I changed my ticket long time ago

very nice experience…….we had a comfortable fly with emirates…this is 6 th time flying with emirates….i recommend friends to fly with emirates…….

Emirates is always great experience, however, they should reopen their lounge in Istanbul. The IGA lounge is not worth it

Flight got canceled without any prior information and it caused lot of trouble

Service needs to improve. Air hostess do not register flyers request and we need to keep on repeating our request to them on multiple occasions

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

I was traveling business purposes and I only had one carry on and a personal computer back pack . My carry on was 8.5 kg little more than allowable. At jfk airport check in they did not let me carry it . I was little disappointed.

Superb experience. I hope they bring back the fast track option at Heathrow immigration.

Being a platinum member, no attention given. No towel or tissue provided.

Operated by American Airlines. Very chaotic and the crew was bit rough responding any enquiries. Restricted leg space.. Qatar would have been better

Overall it was a very good experience. Boarding was efficient and well organized. The cabin crew were excellent. The meals were tasty and quite filling. The warm bread rolls were a nice touch. Seats were comfortable even if they were a little narrow. Entertainment selection was excellent.

The crew was fantastic and the over flight was perfect as well.

I didn't understand why I got dropped off at departures on exiting the plane at Doha aiport. I had to find my own way to immigration/baggage reclaim which wasn't easy as staff in the departure section just tell you ti scan your boarding pass. This was very poor b qatar Airways. I spent 2 hours soyung this out and once I got to get my suitcase it was delayed. So instead of getting to the hotel at about midnight I got there at three in the morning. I wonder why I upgraded to business?

From home to the airport, you must mention the terminal ready.

Luggage handling was very very bad. Damaged my new Calvin Klein bag and delayed another. Still did not get it since 2 days. Worst airlines and service.

Fine. Don’t think I would fly with them again

Was unable to check in via app or website with supplied booking code (something to do with flight being operated by a partner airline, although the code didn’t work on the partner’s website either) Specified a vegetarian meal during booking, but that somehow wasn’t captured in airline’s system By the time flight crew got to my row, now vegetarian food was available. Had nothing to eat on flight from Philadelphia to Doha! Flight attendant was completely unconcerned and actively apathetic to the situation

There was no phone charger, uncomfortable seats, unprofessional flight attendants, didn’t like food

On this route the plane was also late and I almost missed a connecting flight to Tashkent. Moreover, my bag did not arrive with the same plane and only on the next flight from Istanbul. I was supposed to travel further from Tashkent to Astana and Saudi Arabia and if I didn't collect my bag in Tashkent I would have missed the next flights because I couldn't travel without my bag and all valuables inside it.

Flight crew was very nice and we had a direct flight, which was great. My seat was very cramped, despite paying for the seats. The food was terrible and the check in process was a bit chaotic.

On international flights passengers had wide variety of entertainment choices, though the flight was short. Service was good and no issues at all.

The flight was delayed dur to which I missed my bus from Chicago to Champaign.

Boarding was chaotic. The agent was so rude and yelled at me for standing in the lane according to my number instead of cutting across to get to him. So rude. Also asking to gate-check luggage was lengthy and chaotic. Not a good boarding experience.

I took a nine-hour flight in economy class, and the seats were quite comfortable. I even managed to take a long nap, which rarely happens. There was a good selection of movies, and the complimentary kit included socks, ear plugs, a sleep mask, lip balm, and a toothbrush with toothpaste.

The crew was amazing. Super polite and welcoming. Excellent communication and service.

Horrible customer service , employees are rude , angry and can’t speak any language other than Turkish well,

Although we had booked seats months in advance, we arrived at the airport with only three seat assignments for our group of eleven because we had not checked in online and the airline had overbooked the flight. The rest of us had to fly standby, which was a pretty tense situation for a while. Ultimately, we were all very grateful to be on the same flight from Istanbul to Izmir.

Inflight wi-fi is below par and difficult to access.

Movie channels was great. Air hostess could be a little more caring

I still cannot find my luggage. I need my luggage.

Customer service and the food was great. If the announcements in English could be said slower for the customer to understand what is being said. Due to ascent, it is difficult to understand. repaeting would help.

Boarding was mayhem. Entertainment system wasn't operational. Food was poor. It was like flying in the 1990's. For the price of the ticket, this was not value for money. It felt much more like an extreme discount airline.

It might have nothing to do with the airline but the only problem was the long waiting for baggage claim at Entebbe

I was a good, but long trip. The airline did a good job. I would use them again.

Choice of Vegetarian Food in Economy class needs overhaul improvement

The food could be better, the beef was quite tough. The crew were friendly and helpful on this flight, which has not being my experience on other Ethiopian flights.

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Istanbul to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
19/10Sat
2 stops
31h 25mIST-CPT
R6 497
23/10Wed
2 stops
34h 55mIST-CPT
R6 516
21/10Mon
1 stopEthiopian Air
15h 35mIST-CPT
R9 618
24/9Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
14h 35mIST-CPT
R9 673
24/10Thu
directTurkish Airlines
11h 10mIST-CPT
R10 458
22/10Tue
directTurkish Airlines
11h 10mIST-CPT
R10 549
25/9Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
22h 05mIST-CPT
R12 666
24/9Tue
1 stopQatar Airways
22h 05mIST-CPT
R12 684
23/10Wed
1 stopEmirates
25h 25mIST-CPT
R13 141
20/10Sun
1 stopEmirates
34h 25mIST-CPT
R13 232

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Last minute flights from Istanbul to Cape Town

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Istanbul to Cape Town that are departing in the next 10 days.
27/7Sat
multi-stop
17h 05mIST-CPT
4/8Sun
multi-stop
23h 35mCPT-IST
R19 985
27/7Sat
multi-stop
20h 40mIST-CPT
4/8Sun
multi-stop
30h 15mCPT-IST
R20 076
27/7Sat
multi-stop
17h 05mIST-CPT
4/8Sun
direct
11h 05mCPT-IST
R20 332
27/7Sat
multi-stop
20h 40mIST-CPT
4/8Sun
direct
11h 05mCPT-IST
R20 751
26/7Fri
multi-stop
36h 35mIST-CPT
4/8Sun
multi-stop
23h 15mCPT-IST
R25 716
27/7Sat
multi-stop
30h 45mIST-CPT
4/8Sun
direct
11h 05mCPT-IST
R25 989
23/7Tue
multi-stopEmirates
49h 30mIST-CPT
30/7Tue
multi-stopEmirates
27h 50mCPT-IST
R30 169
23/7Tue
multi-stopEmirates
44h 05mIST-CPT
30/7Tue
multi-stopEmirates
31h 35mCPT-IST
R32 250
23/7Tue
multi-stopQatar Airways
27h 00mIST-CPT
30/7Tue
multi-stopQatar Airways
28h 35mCPT-IST
R36 666
27/7Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
21h 40mIST-CPT
4/8Sun
multi-stopKenya Airways
48h 35mCPT-IST
R63 806

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Istanbul Airport - Cape Town Flights

Departure:

Istanbul Airport (IST)Türkiye

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Cape Town - Istanbul Airport

Cabin classes:

R41 868
R16 681

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