The cheapest times to fly from IST to MKE are

  • January 8th to April 29th (except the weeks of March 26th and April 2nd)
  • June 4th to June 17th
  • September 10th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • October 29th to December 23rd (except the week of December 10th)

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 IST to MKE is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1217 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $588 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Milwaukee

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Milwaukee, WI (MKE) will usually cost between $592 to $1083 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $592. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1122. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $530 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $698 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to MKE flight.

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

IST to MKE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to MKE flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $98 (7%) 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 $715. Return trip prices are from the MKE to IST 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 IST to MKE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 45 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from IST to MKE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 67 miles (108 km) away from MKE
  • Usually 27.36% less expensive than MKE
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) in Chicago, IL

  • 81 miles (130 km) away from MKE
  • Usually 23.71% less expensive than MKE
  • 2-layover flights available

See IST to MDW flights

Destination alternative #3: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI

  • 120 miles (193 km) away from MKE
  • Usually 2.29% less expensive than MKE
  • 1-layover flights available

See IST to GRR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IST to MKE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from General Mitchell International Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5427 miles or 8734 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IST to MKE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to MKE flight is about 10 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Milwaukee, WI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from IST to MKE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IST
Origination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8

Return Airport

Destination code MKE
Destination airport name General Mitchell International Airport
City Milwaukee, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -87.9


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