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The best prices from Chicago to Istanbul are usually found in March or February, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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

CHI - TR5
Price
$866 - $1,155
TR5
Temperature
48.2 - 84.2 °F
TR5
Rainfall
1 - 4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$866

From Chicago to Istanbul

One-way from

$219

One-way flight from Chicago to Istanbul

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 17% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 51 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 $917 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,038 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Istanbul?

Flights from Chicago to Istanbul lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Istanbul in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $625.

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 December, January 2021

The best prices found for CHI to IST flights for December, January
10 Jan - 12 Mar
$534pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 Dec - 25 Dec
$576pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
10 Jan - 10 Mar
$578pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Istanbul 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Chicago found for this year
20 Dec - 25 Dec
$576pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
20 Dec - 23 Dec
$635pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27 Dec - 4 Jan
$638pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Istanbul from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Istanbul direct flight deals
25 Jan - 25 Feb
$1,003pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26 May - 16 Jun
$1,011pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 May - 13 May
$1,012pp
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
9 Dec - 8 Jan
$697pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Dec - 10 Dec
$702pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Dec - 8 Jan
$703pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
SAW
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Istanbul from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Istanbul
1:20 pm - 1:45 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
39h 25m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$325
Kiwi.com
1:20 pm - 3:10 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
148h 50m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$219
Kiwi.com
1:20 pm - 1:55 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
39h 35m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$284
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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Istanbul to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Chicago to Istanbul are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Istanbul have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, and British Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

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 $462, but on average you can expect to pay $524.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Istanbul for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Istanbul under $1,100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Istanbul is less than $1,026.

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.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Istanbul?

Departing from Chicago to Istanbul will take you 19h 24m.

Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Chicago to Istanbul
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺7.81
Average temperature for December in Istanbul
50.0 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Istanbul
4.0 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Chicago Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines from Chicago to Istanbul

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Istanbul choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Austrian Airlines
$715 $821 No change fee 78%
Royal Jordanian
$599 $838 No cancel fee 61%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Royal Jordanian. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Air Canada
$620 $885 No cancel fee 67%
United Airlines
$629 $924 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$641 $953 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$640 $953 No change fee 75%
British Airways
$634 $979 No cancel fee 70%
LOT
$600 $1,012 No change fee 81%
Lufthansa
$639 $1,015 No change fee 76%
Turkish Airlines
$787 $1,145 No cancel fee 77%

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