The cheapest times to fly from STL to ESB are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • 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 STL to ESB is early October. Prices can be as high as $2272 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1219 for Monday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Ankara

Flying from St. Louis, MO (STL) to Ankara (ESB) will usually cost between $1244 to $2019 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1281. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1963. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $682 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1481 can be considered a good price for a round-trip STL to ESB flight.

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

STL to ESB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the STL to ESB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from St. Louis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Ankara, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to St. Louis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $232 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1427. Return trip prices are from the ESB to STL 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 STL 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 11 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Kiev (STL > KBP > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1102
  • Average savings: $379 (25.57%)

See STL to KBP flights

Hack #2: London (STL > LGW > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1206
  • Average savings: $275 (18.54%)

See STL to LGW flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (STL > LGA > ESB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1218
  • Average savings: $263 (17.76%)

See STL to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Esenboga Airport to St Louis Lambert International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5918 miles or 9524 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop STL to ESB flight is about 11 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between St. Louis, MO and Ankara?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from STL to ESB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code STL
Origination airport name St Louis Lambert International Airport
City St. Louis, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -90.4

Return Airport

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


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