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The lowest prices found within the past 7 days from Cairo to Istanbul were £147 for one-way flights and £218 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Cheap Flights from Cairo to Istanbul & Flight Information
Origin Airport IATA codeCAI
Destination Airport IATA codeIST
Number Of Flight Options1
Flight Price£217
Average Flight Time3 hours 20 mins

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Helpful Cairo to Istanbul (CAI - IST) Flight Information

Traveling From Cairo
Origin Airport IATA Code CAI
Traveling To Istanbul
Destination Airport IATA Code IST
Number of Airlines Serving 8
Available Airlines Tarom-Romanian Air Transport, Qatar Airways, Nile Air, Egyptair, Etihad Airways, Royal Jordanian, Ukraine International Airlines, Alitalia
Distance 1262 km
Direct Flight Time 4 15
Flight Price £218

FAQs about flights from Cairo to Istanbul

Is it possible to fly from Cairo to Istanbul right now?

Stay informed about current health advisories and flying restrictions by checking the Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is the page to visit for the latest requirements for your flights from Cairo to Istanbul.

Is there a direct flight between Cairo and Istanbul?

You'll find a couple of ways to get from Cairo to Istanbul. The first possibility is between Cairo Intl. Airport (CAI) and ISL. This route is serviced by around 2 airlines, including EgyptAir. Another option is to jet from CAI to SAW with an airline like Nile Air.

How long is a direct flight from Cairo to Istanbul?

Expect to be sitting in your seat for a minimum of 2 hours and 15 minutes when heading from Cairo to Istanbul. But this trip of 777 miles generally takes about 2 hours and 21 minutes. Either way, there'll be no stopovers, so you'll have more time to enjoy your break.

Can I cancel my flight booking to Istanbul due to COVID-19?

As an Ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your Istanbul booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.

What are the best airports for Cairo to Istanbul flights?

Thinking of going to Istanbul from Cairo? These are the most frequently flown routes that'll get you there:

  • Cairo Intl. Airport (CAI) to Istanbul Airport - 42 flights per week
  • CAI to Sabiha Gokcen Intl. Airport (SAW) - 33 flights per week
What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Cairo to Istanbul?

Friendly service, spacious seats and a terrific rewards programme are some factors that differentiate one airline from another. While you'll find several air carriers providing flights from Cairo to Istanbul, these are some of the most popular options:

  • EgyptAir with 91 flights every month.
  • Turkish Airlines with 91 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 52 flights every month.
  • Emirates with 30 flights every month.
  • Flynas with 26 flights every month.
  • Air Arabia with 17 flights every month.
How many flights are there from Cairo to Istanbul?

Booking a trip from Cairo to Istanbul is simple. With 6 daily flights to select from, you can head off on your dream getaway any time of the year.

Is it possible to fly on an airline that employs social distancing and other COVID-19 measures?

Getting to your destination comfortably and confidently is as important as having a great holiday once you get there. Take the stress out of flying by choosing Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines or Aeroflot. They all employ social distancing rules and have COVID-19 measures in place, which may be capped capacity flights and keeping the middle seat empty.

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

This is one is easy to remember: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from Cairo to Istanbul 

Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from Cairo to Istanbul, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between Cairo to Istanbul is October. In the current list of deals available, prices start at £218 and can rise to £253 for return flights.  

Find the best flight from Cairo to Istanbul  

Every day between Cairo and Istanbul, 24 flights from 8 airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with LOT - Polish Airlines, UIA, Kenya Airways, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Air Serbia, Singapore Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 4hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 1262 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from Cairo to Istanbul — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

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We want the experience of booking your flight from Cairo to Istanbul to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi

5 out of 5
Orta Mahalle, Anit Sokak: No: 1, Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £52 per night from 6 Oct to 6 Oct
Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Axis Istanbul and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Historia Fatih Shopping Centre. Grand Bazaar ...
3.8/5Good! (21 reviews)
"Very nice to look at and very clean, but staff lacks in communications with foreigners"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

5 out of 5
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £109 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in Sisli, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bomontiada, City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"Very good hotel comfortable and cooperative staff Car park is handy. I didn’t like the alcohol in the fridge. Thanks"

Reviewed on 8 May 2019

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

5 out of 5
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £119 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Located in Besiktas, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Besiktas Pier and Vodafone Arena. Dolmabahce Palace and Zorlu Performing Arts Center are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)
Very nice hotel, good location.
"All the staff members were very helpful and friendly. Made our stay comfortable at the hotel. Would like to point out that Cetyan and Ahmet were extremely helpful by providing us with the information we were looking for and guiding us"

Reviewed on 9 May 2018

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

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Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Grand Hyatt Istanbul

5 out of 5
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul
The price is £106 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Macka Park, Ataturk Cultural Center and Acibadem Taksim Hospital. Taksim Square and Istanbul ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"it is in central istanbul so its easy to travel around !!"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

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YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE, City Entrance

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE, City Entrance

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is £120 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 19.9 mi (32 km) from Mall of Istanbul, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Taksim Square and Galata Tower. Dolmabahce Palace ...
4.4/5Excellent! (10 reviews)
"The hotel is really nice and convenient for our long layover in Turkey, however it took us 40 mins to find after asking 6 staff members."

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2019

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE, City Entrance
The Marmara Taksim

The Marmara Taksim

5 out of 5
Taksim Square, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £128 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ataturk Cultural Center and Vodafone Arena. Galata Tower and Basilica Cistern are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (52 reviews)
"At our checkout we were told that we have used mini bar in our room and we have to pay for that. In fact we didn’t use mini bar at all So there is something wrong with housekeeping staff who looks after mini bar !!!! Regarding location it’s very good at central Taksim Square from where u can go to ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2018

The Marmara Taksim
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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

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