The cheapest times to fly from ESB to IKA are

  • January 8th to March 18th
  • July 30th to October 28th
  • November 19th to December 23rd (except the week of December 3rd)

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 IKA is late September. Prices can be as high as $437 for Tuesday flights during late June, or as low as $262 for Monday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Tehran

Flying from Ankara (ESB) to Tehran (IKA) will usually cost between $282 to $413 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $276. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $396. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $120 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $387 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ESB to IKA flight.

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

ESB to IKA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ESB to IKA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Ankara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IKA, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into ESB. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Tehran, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Ankara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $42 (11%) 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 $321. Return trip prices are from the IKA 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 IKA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ESB to IKA

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 IKA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $292
  • Average savings: $95 (24.55%)

See ESB to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (ESB > IST > IKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $353
  • Average savings: $35 (8.91%)

See ESB to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Azerbaijan Airlines, Iraqi, Lufthansa, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, SunExpress, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Imam Khomaini International Airport to Esenboga Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1041 miles or 1675 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ESB to IKA flight is about 2 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Ankara and Tehran?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from ESB to IKA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ESB
Origination airport name Esenboga Airport
City Ankara
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 33

Return Airport

Destination code IKA
Destination airport name Imam Khomaini International Airport
City Tehran
Country Iran
Latitude 35.4
Longitude 51.1


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