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R4 818 Find cheap flights from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg

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 OR Tambo departing on 15/8. 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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Cheap flight deals from Istanbul to OR Tambo (IST-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Istanbul to OR Tambo 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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14:45 - 8:35IST-JNB
18h 50m1 stop
9:55 - 6:20JNB-IST
19h 25m1 stop
R9 856Etihad Airways
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Thu, Aug 22 - Wed, Sep 4
7:25 - 8:35IST-JNB
26h 10m1 stop
9:55 - 6:20JNB-IST
19h 25m1 stop
R9 874Etihad Airways
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Thu, Sep 12 - Wed, Sep 25
8:00 - 11:35IST-JNB
52h 35m3 stops
8:20 - 17:35JNB-IST
32h 15m2 stops
R10 677Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Aug 22 - Wed, Sep 4
8:00 - 11:35IST-JNB
52h 35m3 stops
14:30 - 17:35JNB-IST
26h 05m2 stops
R10 713Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Aug 22 - Wed, Sep 4
20:05 - 17:00IST-JNB
21h 55m1 stop
9:35 - 11:45JNB-IST
25h 10m3 stops
R13 980Qatar Airways
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Thu, Aug 22 - Wed, Sep 4
1:50 - 10:30IST-JNB
9h 40mdirect
18:05 - 5:00JNB-IST
9h 55mdirect
R14 053Turkish Airlines
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Tue, Aug 20 - Tue, Aug 27
1:35 - 10:15IST-JNB
9h 40mdirect
18:05 - 5:00JNB-IST
9h 55mdirect
R14 145Turkish Airlines
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Wed, Aug 21 - Wed, Sep 4
20:05 - 17:00IST-JNB
21h 55m1 stop
9:35 - 11:45JNB-IST
25h 10m3 stops
R15 678Qatar Airways
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Thu, Aug 22 - Wed, Sep 4
2:10 - 16:15IST-JNB
15h 05m1 stop
19:10 - 17:55JNB-IST
21h 45m1 stop
R15 751Emirates
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Wed, Aug 21 - Wed, Sep 4
2:10 - 16:15IST-JNB
15h 05m1 stop
19:10 - 17:55JNB-IST
21h 45m1 stop
R15 860Emirates
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Wed, Aug 21 - Wed, Sep 4

Flights from Istanbul to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Istanbul to OR Tambo 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 Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
For Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Johannesburg back to Istanbul Airport, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is August, where tickets cost R8 268 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and October, where the average cost of tickets is R14 309 and R13 926 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 5 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 125 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg?

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 Johannesburg from Istanbul Airport were found on Etihad Airways (R4 818) and Qatar Airways (R8 505), and the lowest return tickets were found on Etihad Airways (R9 856) and Ethiopian Air (R10 677).

Which airlines fly direct between Istanbul Airport and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There is just one airline that flies from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport direct and that is Turkish Airlines. The best one-way deal found from Turkish Airlines for the route is R14 132.

How many flights are there between Istanbul Airport and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport per day?

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Istanbul Airport and lands in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 9h 40m. 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

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 Johannesburg take?

Direct flights from Istanbul Airport generally make it to Johannesburg in 9h 40m. The flying distance between the two cities is 12 055 km.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Istanbul Airport at 1:15 and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 9:55.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 1:50 and lands at 10:30.

Good to know

Low season

October

High season

August

Cheapest flight

R4 818
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 24% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 27% lower on average.
Flight from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg

When to book flights from Istanbul to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Istanbul to OR Tambo 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 Johannesburg flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R264 for a one-way ticket and R540 for a return.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg?

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

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

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Istanbul to Johannesburg, Qatar Airways or Ethiopian Air?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Istanbul to Johannesburg are Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Air. With an average price for the route of R11 955 and an overall rating of 7,6, Qatar Airways is the most popular choice. Ethiopian Air is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R13 068 and an overall rating of 7,3.

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

    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 Johannesburg.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg?

    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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg?

    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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R16 470 or less one-way and R14 233 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Istanbul to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

Find which airlines fly direct from Istanbul Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Istanbul to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Tuesday

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Wednesday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thursday

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Friday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Saturday

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Sunday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Istanbul

Monday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Tuesday

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Wednesday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thursday

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Friday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Saturday

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Sunday

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines

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Top 5 airlines serving from Istanbul to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Istanbul to Johannesburg. 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 OR Tambo? 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
8,3Crew
8,2Boarding
8,1Comfort
7,9Food
8,3Entertainment
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Absolutely horrible all around especially for such a long 13-14 hour flight - terrible food - ancient entertainment - legroom worse than a short air Asia flight - not enough toilets

2,0 MediocreAnonymous, Jul 2024DXB - YUL
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Absolutely horrible all around especially for such a long 13-14 hour flight - terrible food - ancient entertainment - legroom worse than a short air Asia flight - not enough toilets

Surprised how empty comfortable seats in economy were not offered by crew to tall passengers. Felt like courtesy hall mark of emirates is changing. We were told in order to get those seats we have to pay $210. Not the emirates I know from past travels.

I am vegan. The food was balanced, tasty and enough. I enjoyed the ride. The crew was very friendly and went out of their way to please the passengers.

The first class experience was great but Frankfurt airport is very confusing. Badly signed all round. Boarding was not pleasant and check in staff was arrogant.

My last few flights with Emirates have always been delayed at least a half an hour. When my layover is only an hour and a half to two hours, 30 minutes makes a big difference. I’m going to check out other airlines.

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

Flights were both delayed. No luggage on arrival for the whole plane and no contact since submitting a PIR.

The customer service was very poor. I didn’t get any accommodations for my cancelled flight. I was without any sleep for 36 hours.

Nice selection of movies and TV shows. Plane was generally nice, not the newest but nice nonetheless. However, Emirates should have cancelled the flight, as hardly any flights flew out of Dubai at the time. Flight delays and cancellation was poorly communicated and passengers were left guessing and to their own devices on what to do. Connection desks were staffed too thinly, there was one desk with more than a hundred clients and just one poor lady. When I had my flights rebooked, I was told meal vouchers can be scanned using my boarding pass, nope. Was told to comeback for my hotel voucher, none. Had to book my hotel voucher the usual way through Dubai Connect despite having been told twice to comeback to the counters twice.

Worst ever. No assistance and communication from Emirates crew. No visibility of when the flight is flying. Couldn’t understand if we can go to lounge to take rest. Emirates system at a certain point said flight is not operating and suggested to take the next flight and in few minutes it suddenly opened the gate for boarding. unsupportive and rude crew. Worst experience ever. Flight was delayed by 5 hours so need the compensation for that.

My carry on bag was taken by Alaska Air as we boarded in LAX! She said there was not room. There was plenty of room. I told her that my meds and personal items were in it. She did not care. She said it would be sent to my final destination, Nairobi. Well it got to Nairobi the day I was to fly home. The handle of my bag was crushed so could not retract. So I had to remove it. I had to buy converters, malaria medication. personal items. I filled out the missing form at the Nairobi airport. I asked that it be shipped to the Kisumu airport. When it was obviously not going to make it for my time in Kenya. I asked that it be sent to John Wayne Airport. NONE of that happened. I only knew it was at Nairobi because my air tag indicated it was finally in Nairobi the day I was leaving Kenya! Now I need to purchase a new carry on bag!!!

Overall experience was OK. Seats were truly uncomfortable for such a long flight. Food quality was mediocre at best. The staff was great though!

Flight was fine overall. What you would expect from economy seats. I did appreciate the amenities (eyemask, earplugs, small toothbrush and toothpaste, thin socks).

Qatar airways from Doha to guangzhau was excellent big bird Boeing 777 more room and smoothly flight, I Love it

Wore experience due to delay and took me 3 days to reach my destination.

Other than low space, which is the problem with all airlines for economy class, the flight was excellent.

There was not enough staff during boarding which had created big problems . Another thing once you enter gate area there’s no way to use bathroom and you have to be in that area 2 hours before boarding which is too much.

Better service is needed. I booked for Qatar but I was switched to American way after I bought my tickets.

Lovely aircraft and I flight entertainment. Good leg room. Full flight crew struggled a bit

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

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.

It was a good experience. With the long layover they provided the TourIstanbul option to have the free sightseeing bus tour - that was a great option to pass the time. Airport at Istanbul is very comfortable and convenient. Flight was comfortable.

Food was bad crew a bit nicer than other flights seats uncomfortable too

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

I did not receive my luggage This airline is not good. My luggage is missing please you guys need to find my luggage. It’s been three days now I cannot get my luggage. This is not a good business I

Business and economy lines were common for most of the journey including check in and security control in Addis Abbeba. Food choice was fine, however there was a hair in my rice

The cabin crew members were so exceptionally good. They were always respectful to us the passengers and were professional. I also enjoyed the meals.

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.

Again, entertainment system didn't work. 50% of aircraft don't seem to have a functional entertainment system and the crew is absolutely uninterested in fixing. They just say Addis needs to fix it. Well, Addis had better get off it's butt and fix their aircraft.

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.

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

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.

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.

Seat selection screen while online check-in could include free seats to choose from and show the options before we proceed. Currently, it is auto-allocated and there are no options for free seat selections.

Liked leg room Disliked unable to book to sit with my family on same flight without paying extra

Lovely crew - comfortable journey despite it being an older plane.

Overall mediocre experience. Check in was good. They're were discriminatory. They were not attentive, food choices were not vegetarian friendly. The food served was frozen.

1st time with. Etihad Airways and it was amazing from check in to crew. Great flight.

Eine Toilette der Business Class war gesperrt und somit nicht benutzbar.

One thing is very important is you people not giving seat arrangement together to couple, senior citizen. You have to take care of senior citizen. Do not look about money. Money is not important everywhere. Make relationship strong is very very important. I like Etiyad air line out of all air line. Food was hot and delicious. Air hostess gave very good service, nice attitude, very good behaviour. I gave 10 out of 10 marks. Thanks Jivraj

I WOULD ADVISE NOT TO BOOK YOUR FLIGHT ON KAYAK. THEY SHOW BETTER FARES AND AFTER I BOOKED MINE, I FIND OUT THAT IT DID NOT INCLUDE LUGGAGE. i HAD TO PAY $800 TO CHECK IN MY BAGS.

Etihad broke my suitcase Also over charged me for luggage

Ripped off and broken seats in Business class. Seats stink and need to request the staff for additional bedsheets. Crew if very friendly though

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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 Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
15/8Thu
1 stopEtihad Airways
26h 10mIST-JNB
R4 818
11/8Sun
1 stopEtihad Airways
26h 10mIST-JNB
R4 873
28/10Mon
1 stopQatar Airways
20h 55mIST-JNB
R8 505
1/11Fri
1 stopQatar Airways
26h 25mIST-JNB
R8 560
27/10Sun
directTurkish Airlines
9h 55mIST-JNB
R9 053
14/8Wed
directTurkish Airlines
9h 40mIST-JNB
R10 038
10/8Sat
1 stopEthiopian Air
13h 55mIST-JNB
R10 567
12/8Mon
1 stopEthiopian Air
14h 10mIST-JNB
R10 622
2/8Fri
1 stopEmirates
19h 40mIST-JNB
R12 666
28/7Sun
1 stopEmirates
29h 25mIST-JNB
R12 757

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Last minute flights from Istanbul to OR Tambo

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 Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/7Tue
multi-stopEtihad Airways
26h 10mIST-JNB
29/7Mon
multi-stopEtihad Airways
19h 25mJNB-IST
R16 079
23/7Tue
multi-stopEtihad Airways
26h 10mIST-JNB
29/7Mon
multi-stopEtihad Airways
19h 25mJNB-IST
R16 134
22/7Mon
multi-stopEthiopian Air
29h 00mIST-JNB
25/7Thu
multi-stopEthiopian Air
11h 50mJNB-IST
R18 215
23/7Tue
multi-stopQatar Airways
26h 00mIST-JNB
28/7Sun
multi-stopQatar Airways
14h 30mJNB-IST
R18 488
23/7Tue
multi-stopQatar Airways
26h 00mIST-JNB
27/7Sat
multi-stopQatar Airways
14h 30mJNB-IST
R18 707
22/7Mon
multi-stopEmirates
19h 40mIST-JNB
29/7Mon
multi-stopEmirates
18h 05mJNB-IST
R22 102
23/7Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
13h 00mIST-JNB
28/7Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
35h 20mJNB-IST
R22 814
24/7Wed
directTurkish Airlines
9h 40mIST-JNB
29/7Mon
directTurkish Airlines
9h 55mJNB-IST
R24 274
24/7Wed
directTurkish Airlines
9h 40mIST-JNB
27/7Sat
directTurkish Airlines
9h 55mJNB-IST
R24 365
22/7Mon
multi-stopEmirates
19h 40mIST-JNB
29/7Mon
multi-stopEmirates
21h 15mJNB-IST
R31 246

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Istanbul Airport - Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Istanbul Airport (IST)Türkiye

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Johannesburg - Istanbul Airport

Cabin classes:

R47 818
R14 126