The cheapest times to fly from ECN to IST are

  • June 4th to July 15th
  • October 15th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 17th, January 1st, and January 29th)

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 ECN to IST is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $329 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $93 for Wednesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Ercan (ECN) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $93 to $145 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $93. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $205. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $112 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $106 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ECN to IST flight.

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

ECN to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ECN to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Northern Cyprus. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Northern Cyprus. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $6 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $109. Return trip prices are from the IST to ECN 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 ECN to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 50 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from ECN to IST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) in Istanbul

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 22.64% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See ECN to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ECN to IST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: atlasglobal, Onur Air, Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Ercan Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 476 miles or 766 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ECN to IST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ECN to IST flight is about 1 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Ercan and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from ECN to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeECN
Origination airport nameErcan Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeIST
Destination airport nameAtaturk Airport


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.