The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ESB are

  • January 8th to April 22nd
  • October 1st 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 LAX to ESB is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1873 for Sunday flights during late June, or as low as $823 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Ankara

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Ankara (ESB) will usually cost between $928 to $1552 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $946. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1581. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $635 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1122 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ESB flight.

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

LAX to ESB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ESB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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 Ankara, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. 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 $1078. Return trip prices are from the ESB to LAX 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 LAX to ESB 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 LAX to ESB

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 LAX to ESB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (LAX > CPH > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $709
  • Average savings: $414 (36.85%)

See LAX to CPH flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $722
  • Average savings: $401 (35.7%)

See LAX to ARN flights

Hack #3: London (LAX > LGW > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $785
  • Average savings: $337 (30.04%)

See LAX to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, 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 Esenboga Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

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

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

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

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code ESB
Destination airport name Esenboga Airport
City Ankara
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 33


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