The cheapest times to fly from SAW to MDW are

  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the weeks of October 1st and October 29th)
  • December 24th to March 18th (except the week of 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 SAW to MDW is mid January. Prices can be as high as $4380 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $402 for Saturday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Chicago, IL (MDW) will usually cost between $522 to $3030 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 $523. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $4280. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3757 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $760 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to MDW flight.

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

SAW to MDW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to MDW 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MDW, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAW. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $221 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1070. Return trip prices are from the MDW to SAW 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 SAW to MDW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 53 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 SAW to MDW while comparing.

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

  • 15 miles (24 km) away from MDW
  • Usually 19.01% less expensive than MDW
  • 1-layover flights available

See SAW to ORD flights


Flight Hacking SAW to MDW

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 SAW to MDW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Stockholm (SAW > ARN > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $617
  • Average savings: $144 (18.88%)

See SAW to OSL flights

Hack #2: Oslo (SAW > OSL > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $714
  • Average savings: $47 (6.12%)

See SAW to ARN flights

Hack #3: Budapest (SAW > BUD > MDW)

  • Price for both tickets: $714
  • Average savings: $46 (6.05%)

See SAW to BUD flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAW to MDW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alitalia, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago Midway International Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5501 miles or 8853 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAW to MDW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to MDW flight is about 10 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from SAW to MDW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAW
Origination airport nameSabiha Gokcen Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeMDW
Destination airport nameChicago Midway International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States


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