The cheapest times to fly from ESB to ORD are

  • September 17th to March 25th (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 ORD is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1404 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $522 for Wednesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Ankara (ESB) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $530 to $1193 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $548. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1249. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $701 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $741 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ESB to ORD flight.

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

ESB to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ESB to ORD 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, 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 $139 (11%) 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 $716. Return trip prices are from the ORD 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 ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 11 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ESB to ORD

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 ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $574
  • Average savings: $168 (22.6%)

See ESB to SAW flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $649
  • Average savings: $92 (12.42%)

See ESB to IST flights

Hack #3: Stockholm (ESB > ARN > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $671
  • Average savings: $70 (9.45%)

See ESB to ARN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Esenboga Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5665 miles or 9117 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ESB to ORD flight is about 11 hour 11 minutes.

How many flights go between Ankara and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from ESB to ORD.


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 ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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