The cheapest times to fly from SFO to ESB are

  • January 8th to April 22nd (except the weeks of March 26th and April 9th)
  • September 3rd 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 SFO to ESB is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $1993 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1018 for Tuesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Ankara

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Ankara (ESB) will usually cost between $1045 to $1757 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1068. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1757. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $688 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1152 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to ESB flight.

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

SFO to ESB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to ESB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from San Francisco. 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. Saturdays 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 $99 (7%) 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 $1208. Return trip prices are from the ESB to SFO 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 SFO 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 18 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: London (SFO > LGW > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $763
  • Average savings: $389 (33.74%)

See SFO to LGW flights

Hack #2: Paris (SFO > CDG > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $823
  • Average savings: $329 (28.57%)

See SFO to CDG flights

Hack #3: Brussels (SFO > BRU > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $871
  • Average savings: $281 (24.4%)

See SFO to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SFO 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, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, LOT, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Esenboga Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6842 miles or 11011 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to ESB flight is about 13 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Ankara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from SFO to ESB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

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


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