The cheapest times to fly from ESB to CGN are

  • September 10th to March 18th (except the weeks of December 10th and January 1st)

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 ESB to CGN is late January. Prices can be as high as $551 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $122 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Cologne

Flying from Ankara (ESB) to Cologne (CGN) will usually cost between $134 to $422 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $147. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $481. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $334 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $253 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ESB to CGN flight.

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

ESB to CGN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ESB to CGN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Ankara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CGN, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ESB. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $25 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $260. Return trip prices are from the CGN to ESB 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 ESB to CGN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 35 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 ESB to CGN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Munster/Osnabruck International Airport (MSR) in Greven

  • 91 miles (146 km) away from CGN
  • Usually 52.17% less expensive than CGN
  • Nonstop flights available

See ESB to MSR flights

Destination alternative #2: Duesseldorf Airport (DUS) in Dusseldorf

  • 34 miles (55 km) away from CGN
  • Usually 1.98% less expensive than CGN
  • Nonstop flights available

See ESB to DUS flights

Destination alternative #3: Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA) in Frankfurt

  • 85 miles (137 km) away from CGN
  • Usually 1.19% less expensive than CGN
  • Nonstop flights available

See ESB to FRA flights


Flight Hacking ESB to CGN

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 ESB to CGN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (ESB > SAW > CGN)

  • Price for both tickets: $216
  • Average savings: $38 (14.82%)

See ESB to AYT flights

Hack #2: Antalya (ESB > AYT > CGN)

  • Price for both tickets: $248
  • Average savings: $5 (1.98%)

See ESB to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Condor, Corendon, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Onur Air, Pegasus, SunExpress, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Koeln Bonn Airport to Esenboga Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1444 miles or 2324 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ESB to CGN flight is about 3 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Ankara and Cologne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from ESB to CGN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeESB
Origination airport nameEsenboga Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeCGN
Destination airport nameKoeln Bonn Airport


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