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Cheap Flights from Chicago to Istanbul, TR, Turkey - CHI to IST

Popular flights from Chicago to Istanbul

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 21, 2016 Mar 29, 2016 $865
Turkish Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 25, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 $697
Feb 25, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $697
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $697
Mar 1, 2016 Mar 15, 2016 $697
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 10, 2016 Apr 20, 2016 $679

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Chicago to Istanbul (CHI to IST)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Chicago to Istanbul, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $697.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Chicago to Istanbul (CHI to IST)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Chicago to Istanbul based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Chicago to Istanbul

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Chicago to Istanbul should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $769 $693
7-14 days $697 $700
14-21 days $697 $697
21-30 days $729 $714
30-60 days $700 $679
60-90 days $844 $705
90+ days $844 $829

Cheapest Day To Fly from Chicago to Istanbul

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Chicago to Istanbul.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$697 $697 $697 $693 $705 $713 $679

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Chicago to Istanbul

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Chicago to Istanbul.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Chicago Istanbul United 2/18/16 2/23/16 1 $693
March Chicago Istanbul Turkish 3/1/16 3/15/16 0 $697
April Chicago Istanbul United 4/10/16 4/20/16 1 $679
May Chicago Istanbul United 5/10/16 5/24/16 1 $826
June Chicago Istanbul United 6/12/16 6/21/16 1 $1,054
July Chicago Istanbul United 7/6/16 7/20/16 1 $1,065
August Chicago Istanbul United 8/30/16 9/6/16 1 $854
September Chicago Istanbul Turkish 9/1/16 9/6/16 0 $844

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Chicago to Istanbul

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Chicago to Istanbul.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$942
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$942 $729
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
$729 $821
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$821
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$1,002
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$1,002

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Chicago to Istanbul (CHI to IST)

Your Chicago to Istanbul flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Chicago to Istanbul is $872.

The average price for non-stop flights from Chicago to Istanbul is $704.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Chicago to Istanbul.

Nonstop Flight Details from Chicago to Istanbul
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Turkish 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 21:15 21:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Chicago to Istanbul (CHI to IST)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Chicago to Istanbul. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Chicago to Istanbul is $2,042.

The average price for round trip flights from Chicago to Istanbul is $760.

Chicago to Istanbul Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Chicago to Istanbul?
Answer: The average Chicago to Istanbul flight time is 10 hours and 40 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Chicago and Istanbul?
Answer: The distance from Chicago to Istanbul is 5474 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Chicago to Istanbul?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Chicago to Istanbul.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Chicago to Istanbul?
Answer: Turkish Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Chicago and Istanbul.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Chicago to Istanbul?
Answer: Dubai, AE

Airlines Flying from Chicago to Istanbul (CHI to IST)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Chicago to Istanbul with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Chicago to Istanbul.

Chicago to Istanbul
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air Canada YYZ X X X X X X X
Air France CDG X X X X X
British Airways LHR X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
Iberia MAD X X X
KLM AMS X X X X X
Lufthansa FRA X X X X X X X
Lufthansa MUC / FRA X X
LOT WAW X X X X X
Swiss ZRH X X X X X
Royal Jordanian AMM X X X X
Turkish - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Chicago and Istanbul, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to New York American, JetBlue, Spirit, United $77
Chicago to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $112
Chicago to Las Vegas American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $113
Chicago to Orlando American, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United $78

Cheap International Flights from Chicago - CHI

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Chicago to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $855
Chicago to Athens Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $646
Chicago to Rome American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Blue Panorama, Condor, Pullmantur Air, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $688
Chicago to Paris American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, OpenSkies, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America $848
Chicago to Sofia Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic $478
Chicago to Bucharest Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, TAROM, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $600
Chicago to Frankfurt American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $764
Chicago to Tel Aviv - Yafo American, Alaska, El Al, United $697
Chicago to Belgrade American, Air Serbia, United $626
Chicago to Amsterdam American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $839
Chicago to Skopje American, United $671
Chicago to Warsaw American, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, airBaltic, Condor, Aer Lingus, Bulgaria Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Jetairfly, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic $705

Cheap International Flights to Istanbul - IST

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Indianapolis to Istanbul American, Atlasjet, Turkish, United $1,000
Milwaukee to Istanbul American, Turkish, United $1,240
Madison to Istanbul American, Turkish, United $969
Grand Rapids to Istanbul American, Turkish, United $1,001
Appleton to Istanbul Turkish, United $1,091
Ft Wayne to Istanbul American, Turkish, United Check Dates
Moline to Istanbul American, Turkish, United $992
South Bend to Istanbul American, Turkish, United $832
Green Bay to Istanbul American, Turkish, United $1,030
Peoria to Istanbul American, Turkish, United Check Dates
Kalamazoo to Istanbul American, Turkish, United Check Dates
Lansing to Istanbul American, Turkish, United $941
Bloomington - Normal to Istanbul American, Turkish, United Check Dates
Champaign to Istanbul American, Turkish $958
Cheap Flights from Chicago to Istanbul, TR, Turkey, from $679 Round trip from CHI to IST