Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Istanbul (IST)

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

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to IST flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Istanbul flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Istanbul.
CHI - TR5
Price
$865 - $1,163
TR5
Temperature
41 - 73.4 °F
TR5
Precipitation
0.4 - 3.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

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

Round-trip from

$865

From Chicago (CHI) to Istanbul

One-way from

$349

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) 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 month to fly from Chicago to Istanbul?

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Istanbul from Chicago. Prices for March average $979 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $728. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 18% on your journey compared to booking in March

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Chicago to Istanbul at least 61 days early can save you up to 18% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Chicago to Istanbul for as little as $1,009 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,139 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Chicago to Istanbul as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Istanbul in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHI to IST flights for January, February
6 Feb - 12 Feb
$499pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
       
4 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
       
4 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
6 Feb - 11 Feb
$534pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Jan - 17 Jan
$552pp
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

Chicago to Istanbul 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Istanbul from Chicago found for this year
12 May - 20 May
$464pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Apr - 27 Apr
$490pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Apr - 28 Apr
$494pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
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
1 May - 11 May
$902pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 May - 11 May
$903pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Turkish Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
25 Apr - 9 May
$932pp
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
21 Jan - 28 Jan
$560pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
21 Jan - 28 Jan
$565pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Jan - 30 Jan
$622pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
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
2:45 am - 5:40 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
30h 55m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$359
Kiwi.com
1:05 am - 3:35 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
29h 30m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$407
Kiwi.com
1:30 am - 3:00 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
28h 30m
ORD - SAW
Multiple Airlines
$349
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Istanbul</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Istanbul

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

Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, and United Airlines 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 $464, but on average you can expect to pay $514.

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 $961.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Istanbul for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Istanbul within the next 7 days for less than $600.

What are the most popular routes from Chicago to Istanbul?

While some choose either Chicago O'Hare Intl - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen or Chicago Midway - Istanbul, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Istanbul is the most popular route from Chicago to Istanbul.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Istanbul?

Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada are the most popular airlines when flying from Chicago to Istanbul.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Istanbul?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Chicago to Istanbul consider choosing Singapore Airlines (71%), Pakistan International Airlines (68%) or Turkish Airlines (50%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Istanbul?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Istanbul is $640. On average you can expect to pay $1,548. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Istanbul), can usually be booked for $524.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Istanbul, Turkey

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Istanbul from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Istanbul

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for rt-pcr (naat) and 48 hours for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey - Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Istanbul?

Returning to Chicago from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Destination information for Istanbul

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Istanbul.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₺13.47
Average temperature for January in Istanbul
48.2 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Istanbul
2.3 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Istanbul

Istanbul (IST)
Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)

Top 10 airlines flying 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
Royal Jordanian
$599 $838 No cancel fee 61%
LOT
$600 $1,012 No cancel fee 81%
Air Canada
$620 $885 No cancel fee 67%
United Airlines
$629 $924 No cancel fee 69%
British Airways
$634 $979 No cancel fee 70%
Lufthansa
$639 $1,015 No cancel fee 76%
KLM
$640 $953 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$641 $953 No cancel fee N/A
Austrian Airlines
$715 $821 No cancel fee 78%
Turkish Airlines
$787 $1,145 No cancel fee 77%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Istanbul

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Istanbul.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 84% of CHI to IST departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 15% of CHI to IST departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of CHI to IST departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of CHI to IST departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Istanbul
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Istanbul.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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