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There are 2 ways to get from Istanbul to San Diego Airport (SAN) by plane or train

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Fly to San Diego  •  16h 31m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to San Diego (SAN) IST - SAN

$402 - $876

1 alternative option

Fly to Los Angeles, train  •  19h 19m

  1. Fly from Istanbul (IST) to Los Angeles (LAX) IST - LAX
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center

$426 - $937

Turkey → United States
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International entry into United States from Turkey

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. United States land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited EU Schengen Area, Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, South Africa and United Kingdom in the past 14 days. Mexico and Canada land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into United States from Turkey

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
  • Vaccinated travellers are recommended to get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel; self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in United States

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Considerations leaving from Turkey

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Turkey.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Diego Airport (SAN) is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Diego Airport (SAN) is recommended.

The social distance requirement in San Diego Airport (SAN) is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Turkey from United States.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to fly and train which costs 3.000 ₺ - 7.000 ₺ and takes 19h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to San Diego Airport (SAN) is to fly which costs 2.800 ₺ - 6.500 ₺ and takes 16h 31m.

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The distance between Istanbul and San Diego Airport (SAN) is 6944 miles.

It takes approximately 16h 31m to get from Istanbul to San Diego Airport (SAN), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to San Diego Airport. The quickest flight takes 16h 40m and has one stopover.

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San Diego Airport (SAN) is 10h behind Istanbul. It is currently 1:12 AM in Istanbul and 3:12 PM in San Diego Airport (SAN).

Southwest Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Airport to San Diego Airport.

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There are 495+ hotels available in San Diego Airport (SAN). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to San Diego Airport (SAN).
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  • Distance: 6944.2 miles
  • Duration: 16h 31m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and San Diego Airport (SAN), USA?

Lufthansa, British Airways and seven other airlines fly from Istanbul to San Diego Airport (SAN) hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Istanbul to San Diego via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $900
Flights from Istanbul to San Diego via Frankfurt, Denver
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Istanbul to San Diego via London Heathrow, Denver
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Istanbul to Los Angeles via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Istanbul to Los Angeles via Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to San Diego via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Flights from Istanbul to Los Angeles via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul to San Diego via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $900
Flights from Istanbul to Los Angeles via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Istanbul to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul to Los Angeles via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul to Los Angeles via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65

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