The cheapest times to fly from ESB to LAX are

  • September 17th to April 1st (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 LAX is late January. Prices can be as high as $1422 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $518 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Ankara (ESB) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $521 to $1278 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 $532. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1284. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $752 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $706 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ESB to LAX flight.

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

ESB to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ESB to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Ankara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Ankara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $111 (9%) 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 $762. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ESB to LAX

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 LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (ESB > IST > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $588
  • Average savings: $118 (16.73%)

See ESB to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (ESB > ARN > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $601
  • Average savings: $105 (14.81%)

See ESB to IST flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (ESB > CPH > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $619
  • Average savings: $87 (12.26%)

See ESB to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Eurowings, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Esenboga Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7002 miles or 11269 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ESB to LAX flight is about 13 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Ankara and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 45 available flights from ESB to LAX.


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 LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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