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How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Istanbul (IST)

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Istanbul?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 11%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Istanbul?

To save up to 26% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 17 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Chicago to Istanbul from $1,198 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,681 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Istanbul (CHI - TR5)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 20% on flights from Chicago to Istanbul by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Istanbul in September, October 2020

The best prices found for CHI to IST flights for September, October
29 Oct - 2 Dec
$462pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Oct - 2 Dec
$484pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Oct - 9 Nov
$503pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Istanbul 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Chicago found for this year
15 Nov - 23 Nov
$442pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Nov - 2 Dec
$460pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Oct - 2 Dec
$462pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Istanbul direct flight deals
7 Oct - 14 Oct
$924pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
18 Jan - 25 Jan
$927pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
4 Oct - 15 Oct
$933pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Istanbul

Late deals on round-trip flights to Istanbul from Chicago, departing today and this week
1 Oct - 29 Oct
$681pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Oct - 2 Nov
$683pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Sep - 7 Nov
$691pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Istanbul from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Istanbul
10:55 am - 12:20 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
40h 25m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$261
Kiwi.com
10:55 am - 1:20 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
41h 25m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$223
Kiwi.com
12:45 pm - 6:50 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
45h 05m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$241
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Chicago to Istanbul flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Istanbul

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Istanbul due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Istanbul for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Istanbul for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Istanbul for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $408, but on average you can expect to pay $474.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Istanbul for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Istanbul under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Istanbul is less than $946.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Istanbul for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $700.

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Istanbul?

Expect the weather to be around 84 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Istanbul is generally the same as in Chicago.

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺7.60
Average temperature for September in Istanbul
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Istanbul
1.7 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Istanbul

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