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Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Istanbul (IST)

All the information you need to plan the best AUH to IST flight in 2021: compare Abu Dhabi to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
AUH - TR5
Price
AED 292 - AED 473
TR5
Temperature
5 - 23 °C
TR5
Precipitation
10 - 100 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

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

Round-trip from

AED 1,072

From Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul

One-way from

AED 279

One-way flight from Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul?

To save up to 25% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 36 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul from AED 1,296 1-2 weeks out and tickets from AED 1,469 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in August. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Istanbul. Flights to Istanbul from Abu Dhabi in May are about AED 1,216 on average during May, but can be found for as low as AED 679.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul (AUH - TR5)?

When flying from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul in December, January 2022

The best prices found for AUH to IST flights in December, January
10 Dec - 19 Dec
AED 701pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
10 Dec - 19 Dec
AED 709pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
25 Jan - 7 Feb
AED 731pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl

Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Abu Dhabi found for this year
10 Dec - 19 Dec
AED 701pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
10 Dec - 19 Dec
AED 709pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
10 Dec - 20 Dec
AED 775pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl

Direct flights to Istanbul from Abu Dhabi

Save time with Abu Dhabi to Istanbul direct flight deals
24 Jan - 7 Feb
AED 992pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
24 Jan - 7 Feb
AED 1,028pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
15 Jan - 23 Jan
AED 1,032pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Turkish Airlines
Direct
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Direct
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl

Last-minute flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul

Late deals on return flights to Istanbul from Abu Dhabi, departing today and this week
15 Dec - 22 Dec
AED 797pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
15 Dec - 22 Dec
AED 815pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
15 Dec - 22 Dec
AED 819pp
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AUH
Abu Dhabi Intl

One-way flights to Istanbul from Abu Dhabi

The cheapest one-way flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul
04:40 - 12:05
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
8h 25m
AUH - SAW
Multiple Airlines
AED 279
Gotogate
01:10 - 13:20
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
13h 10m
AUH - SAW
Multiple Airlines
AED 290
Kiwi.com
08:00 - 06:50
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
23h 50m
AUH - IST
Multiple Airlines
AED 297
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Abu Dhabi to Istanbul

What airport do you fly from for flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul?

Most people fly from Abu Dhabi Intl (AUH) if they book a flight from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul. On average, Abu Dhabi Intl has 5 outbound flights to Istanbul per day from 12 airlines. Abu Dhabi Intl is conveniently located just 28.0 km from Abu Dhabi’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Pegasus Airlines, Gulf Air, and Etihad Airways flying from Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul for under AED 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul for under AED 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just AED 621, but on average you can expect to pay AED 782.

Are there direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul for under AED 1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul under AED 1,000. A good price for a direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul is less than AED 1,179.

Are there last-minute flights available from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul for under AED 800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than AED 800.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul round-trip?

Flying on Royal Jordanian is currently your cheapest option to Istanbul, with prices starting at AED 841. You may be able to fly from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul for 39% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul?

The most popular airlines flying from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul are Etihad Airways, flydubai and Gulf Air. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul?

While on average a flight from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul is generally AED 1,266, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is AED 700. When looking at the most popular route, (Abu Dhabi Intl - Istanbul), you can expect to pay AED 621 for that flight.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from Abu Dhabi?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul

Most visitors from Abu Dhabi Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Abu Dhabi Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Abu Dhabi Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey - Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Do I need a test to fly back to Abu Dhabi from Istanbul?

Returning to Abu Dhabi Intl from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Abu Dhabi Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering Abu Dhabi Intl.

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
AED 1 = ₺3.72
Flight duration from AUH to Istanbul
4h 44m
Average temperature for December in Istanbul
10.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in Istanbul
102.0 mm

Airports servicing Abu Dhabi

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines flying from Abu Dhabi Intl to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Abu Dhabi 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
ITA Airways
AED 162 AED 1,722 No cancel fee 81%
Search ITA Airways flights
Turkish Airlines
AED 185 AED 2,288 No cancel fee 77%
Search Turkish Airlines flights
Gulf Air
AED 190 AED 1,394 No cancel fee 67%
Search Gulf Air flights
Egypt Air
AED 198 AED 1,931 No cancel fee N/A
Search Egypt Air flights
Etihad Airways
AED 201 AED 2,605 No cancel fee 75%
Search Etihad Airways flights
MEA
AED 501 AED 1,632 No cancel fee 78%

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

Search MEA flights
Pegasus Airlines
AED 642 AED 1,276 No cancel fee 82%
Search Pegasus Airlines flights
Royal Jordanian
AED 931 AED 1,513 No cancel fee 61%
Search Royal Jordanian flights
flydubai
AED 1,092 AED 1,592 No cancel fee N/A

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

Search flydubai flights
Oman Air
AED 1,141 AED 1,486 No cancel fee 76%
Search Oman Air flights

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Hourly flight availability from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Abu Dhabi towards Istanbul.
Morning 6 AM to midday 51% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 49% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 0% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul.
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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