The cheapest times to fly from MSP to ESB are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • September 10th to December 16th

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 MSP to ESB is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2206 for Friday flights during mid June, or as low as $1102 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Ankara

Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Ankara (ESB) will usually cost between $1114 to $1995 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 $1143. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $2012. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $870 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1374 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to ESB flight.

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

MSP to ESB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSP to ESB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ESB, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into MSP. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Ankara, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Minneapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $128 (8%) 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 $1371. Return trip prices are from the ESB to MSP 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 MSP 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 11 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSP 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 MSP to ESB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $997
  • Average savings: $377 (27.44%)

See MSP to CPH flights

Hack #2: Zurich (MSP > ZRH > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $999
  • Average savings: $375 (27.29%)

See MSP to ZRH flights

Hack #3: Amsterdam (MSP > AMS > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1000
  • Average savings: $374 (27.22%)

See MSP to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Delta, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Esenboga Airport to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5682 miles or 9144 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to ESB flight is about 11 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Ankara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from MSP to ESB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSP
Origination airport name Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
City Minneapolis, MN
Country the United States
Latitude 44.9
Longitude -93.2

Return Airport

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


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