The cheapest times to fly from SCE to ESB are

  • September 10th to March 25th (except the weeks of September 24th, December 17th, and February 19th)

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 SCE to ESB is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3804 for Sunday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $1084 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Ankara

Flying from State College, PA (SCE) to Ankara (ESB) will usually cost between $1123 to $2785 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 $1145. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $3002. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1857 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1530 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCE to ESB flight.

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

SCE to ESB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCE to ESB flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from State College. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ESB, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into SCE. Sundays 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 $598 (31%) 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 $1523. Return trip prices are from the ESB to SCE 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 SCE to ESB 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 37 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1287
  • Average savings: $243 (15.88%)

See SCE to CPH flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SCE > LGA > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1295
  • Average savings: $235 (15.36%)

See SCE to LGA flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (SCE > EWR > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1316
  • Average savings: $215 (14.02%)

See SCE to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Esenboga Airport to University Park Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5356 miles or 8620 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCE to ESB flight is about 10 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between State College, PA and Ankara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from SCE to ESB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSCE
Origination airport nameUniversity Park Airport
CityState College, PA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeESB
Destination airport nameEsenboga Airport


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