The cheapest times to fly from IST to MXP are

  • January 8th to March 11th (except the week of January 15th)
  • March 26th to July 15th (except the weeks of May 21st and May 28th)
  • November 12th to December 9th

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 MXP is early June. Prices can be as high as $373 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $188 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Milan

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Milan (MXP) will usually cost between $189 to $296 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $191. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $314. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $123 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $215 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to MXP flight.

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

IST to MXP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to MXP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Milan, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $21 (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 $214. Return trip prices are from the MXP 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 MXP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 53 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 IST to MXP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Euro Airport (BSL) in Mulhouse

  • 147 miles (237 km) away from MXP
  • Usually 3.49% less expensive than MXP
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to BSL flights

Destination alternative #2: Zurich Airport (ZRH) in Zurich

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from MXP
  • Usually 1.86% less expensive than MXP
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to ZRH flights

Destination alternative #3: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from MXP
  • Usually 1.63% less expensive than MXP
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to GVA flights

Destination alternative #4: Bologna Airport (BLQ) in Bologna

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from MXP
  • Usually 0.47% less expensive than MXP
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to BLQ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Austrian, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, Croatia, EgyptAir, Gol, Kenya Airways, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, MEA, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Malpensa Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1056 miles or 1699 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to MXP flight is about 2 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Milan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from IST to MXP.


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 MXP
Destination airport name Malpensa Airport
City Milan
Country Italy
Latitude 45.6
Longitude 8.7


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