The cheapest times to fly from ESB to LGW are

  • April 30th to May 20th
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • October 1st to March 11th (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 LGW is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $808 for Sunday flights during early July, or as low as $232 for Wednesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Ankara (ESB) to London (LGW) will usually cost between $285 to $546 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $285. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $655. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $370 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $358 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ESB to LGW flight.

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

ESB to LGW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ESB to LGW 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 $0.13, 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. Sundays 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 $73 (18%) 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 $349. Return trip prices are from the LGW 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 LGW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 8 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 LGW while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Stansted Airport (STN) in London

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from LGW
  • Usually 30.03% less expensive than LGW
  • 1-layover flights available

See ESB to STN flights


Flight Hacking ESB to LGW

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 LGW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kiev (ESB > KBP > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $249
  • Average savings: $109 (30.45%)

See ESB to SAW flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (ESB > SAW > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $320
  • Average savings: $38 (10.61%)

See ESB to KBP flights

Hack #3: Vienna (ESB > VIE > LGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $336
  • Average savings: $22 (6.15%)

See ESB to VIE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Iraqi, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Gatwick Airport to Esenboga Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1755 miles or 2824 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ESB to LGW flight is about 4 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Ankara and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 55 available flights from ESB to LGW.


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 LGW
Destination airport name London Gatwick Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.1
Longitude -0.2


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