The cheapest times to fly from CMH to ESB are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 3rd to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CMH to ESB is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2044 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1127 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Ankara

Flying from Columbus, OH (CMH) to Ankara (ESB) will usually cost between $1176 to $1974 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1187. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1931. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $744 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1363 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMH to ESB flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CMH to ESB route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CMH to ESB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMH to ESB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Columbus. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ESB, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CMH. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Ankara, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Columbus. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $182 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1383. Return trip prices are from the ESB to CMH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CMH to ESB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CMH to ESB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CMH to ESB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dusseldorf (CMH > DUS > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $871
  • Average savings: $492 (36.07%)

See CMH to DUS flights

Hack #2: London (CMH > LGW > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1214
  • Average savings: $149 (10.94%)

See CMH to LGW flights

Hack #3: Munich (CMH > MUC > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1217
  • Average savings: $146 (10.68%)

See CMH to MUC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CMH to ESB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Esenboga Airport to John Glenn Columbus International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5587 miles or 8991 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CMH to ESB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMH to ESB flight is about 11 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbus, OH and Ankara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from CMH to ESB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCMH
Origination airport nameJohn Glenn Columbus International Airport
CityColumbus, OH
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeESB
Destination airport nameEsenboga Airport


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