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Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Esenler Otogarı, or Istanbul - Alibeyköy. The distance between San Francisco and Istanbul is 10777 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. San Francisco and Istanbul have 324 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), Topkapi Palace, and Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

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Check-in for a flight from San Francisco to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
PegasusPGTPCNoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

What is the flight distance between San Francisco and Istanbul?
The flight distance between San Francisco and Istanbul is 10777 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Francisco and Istanbul?
Several carriers operate flights between San Francisco and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Turkish Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and London, Dublin, Manchester, New Delhi, Las Vegas, Glasgow, Athens, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sydney, Paris, Chicago, Hyderabad, Tahiti, New York, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Denver, Bengaluru, Minneapolis.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and London, Manchester, Toronto, Birmingham, Dublin, Montreal, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Antalya, Athens, Reykjavik, Northern Cyprus, Amman, Calgary, Dalaman, Tallinn, Dubai.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Yenişehir, Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
What buses and trains depart from San Francisco?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and Istanbul?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and Istanbul thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and Istanbul can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
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