London to Istanbul Flights

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Selected fares from London to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
LON IST Thu, 2 Oct - Thu, 9 Oct £109
LON IST Thu, 6 Nov - Mon, 10 Nov £112
LON IST Fri, 16 May - Mon, 26 May £135
LON IST Tue, 20 May - Thu, 19 Jun £147
LON IST Mon, 9 Jun - Sat, 14 Jun £149
LON IST Sat, 13 Dec - Sat, 20 Dec £151
LON IST Tue, 20 May - Thu, 19 Jun £161
LON IST Thu, 18 Sep - Mon, 22 Sep £162
LON IST Fri, 28 Nov - Sun, 30 Nov £172
LON IST Sat, 13 Dec - Sat, 20 Dec £186
LON IST Tue, 24 Jun - Tue, 1 Jul £187
LON IST Wed, 15 Oct - Wed, 22 Oct £287
LON IST Tue, 28 Oct - Mon, 3 Nov £306
LON IST Sun, 28 Sep - Mon, 6 Oct £308
LON IST Tue, 2 Dec - Fri, 5 Dec £398
LON IST Tue, 20 May - Thu, 19 Jun £519
LON IST Fri, 30 May - Sat, 7 Jun £555
LON IST Tue, 20 May - Thu, 19 Jun £1,617
LON IST Sat, 13 Dec - Sat, 20 Dec £1,639
LON IST Mon, 10 Nov - Thu, 20 Nov £2,518

Flying from London to Istanbul

The proliferation of doner kebab shops in London, notwithstanding sunny Istanbul, seems like a world away on a rainy, grey London day. When you book flights from London to Istanbul with ebookers, you'll be surprised just how affordable it is to experience real Turkish delights.

Choose Your Airline

Ebookers lets you choose from these international airlines so that you can find the low fare that best suits you:

Non-stop Flights

  • Turkish Airways
  • British Airways

Budget Airlines: Non-stop Flights

  • EasyJet
  • Pegasus Airlines

Flights with Stopovers

  • Austrian Airlines
  • Swiss
  • Lufthansa
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • KLM
  • Lot Polish Airlines
  • Olympic Air

Budget Airlines: Flights with Stopovers

  • GermanWings
  • Air Berlin

Note that budget airlines may depart from either London Luton, London City or London Gatwick Airport rather than Heathrow. They may also arrive at the more remotely located Sabiha Gökçen Airport instead of Ataturk Airport, which is the main international airport in Istanbul. Take this into consideration when you compare all the great deals and low-fare options that ebookers offers for flights between London and Istanbul.

Flying Time

The non-stop flight time from any airport in London to either of the airports that serve Istanbul is about four hours, and the distance between the cities is about 1500 miles. The stopovers available on flights booked through ebookers add anywhere from 90 minutes to four hours to the overall flight time.

Istanbul Airports

Most flights available through ebookers land at Ataturk International Airport, which is located just outside the city. The Metro, Istanbul's extensive subway system, runs to and from this airport, and it is a convenient and inexpensive way to get to your hotel in the city centre. You can transfer from central Metro stations to the light rail system if this convenient transportation line that runs near historical and tourist areas serves the hotel you booked through ebookers. Municipal buses also run from Ataturk to destinations throughout the city, and there are reliable taxis and private buses available as well.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located further from the city centre, and taxis from this newer airport can be very expensive. However, public buses operate at regular intervals from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to central and tourist locations throughout Istanbul, as do private airport shuttles and municipal trains. If you booked a rental car through ebookers, it will be waiting for you at the hire car company's desk at your airport of arrival.

Enjoying Istanbul

When you book your air ticket, hotel, and rental car with ebookers, you'll have plenty of spare cash to enjoy the history and culture of Istanbul, as well as its nightlife.

Historical Landmarks

  • Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet)
  • Hagia Sofia Cathedral
  • Covered Market

Museums and Culture

  • Yildiz Palace Museum
  • Miniaturk Museum
  • Topkapi Palace and Museum
  • Beyoglu Neighbourhood

Nightlife and Entertainment

  • Taksim Square
  • Ortakoy: waterside bars and clubs
  • Bagdat Street

Istanbul is a huge city that spans Europe and Asia, and taking a water taxi or ferry from one continent to the other is how locals and residents alike travel across the continents without leaving the city.

Traveling Around Istanbul

Istanbul retains the alleys and passageways of its historical past while connecting them and the more modern parts of the city with modern roads. Booking a rental car with ebookers lets you get around the city at your own convenience, but walking through the historical quarters is a must, and the public transportation system is exceptionally reliable. You will find plenty of private and municipal lots for parking your rental vehicle.

Book your flights from London to Istanbul now, and get ready to enjoy this beautiful intercontinental city.

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May

Cheapest weekend flights in May from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Fri, 9 May London (LTN) Istanbul (IST) Atlasjet £135
Return Sun, 11 May Istanbul (IST) London (LTN) Atlasjet

Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Wed, 14 May London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Turkish Airlines £109
Return Sat, 24 May Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines

Best one-week trip in May from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 29 May London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Turkish Airlines £109
Return Thu, 5 Jun Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Fri, 6 Jun London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines £148
Return Mon, 9 Jun Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 5 Jun London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Turkish Airlines £109
Return Thu, 12 Jun Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines

Best one-week trip in June from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 5 Jun London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Turkish Airlines £109
Return Thu, 12 Jun Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Fri, 11 Jul London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £163
Return Sun, 13 Jul Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Wed, 9 Jul London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Turkish Airlines £146
Return Wed, 30 Jul Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines

Best one-week trip in July from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Wed, 2 Jul London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Turkish Airlines £146
Return Wed, 9 Jul Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines
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London and Istanbul airports and terminals

Airports in London, GB
map of airports in London
  • 1

    Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LHR to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 3 Turkish Airlines
    Terminal 5 British Airways
  • 2

    Gatwick airport (LGW)

    Distance from City Center: 25 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LGW to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal N Turkish Airlines
  • 3

    Stansted airport (STN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles

  • 4

    Luton airport (LTN)

    Distance from City Center: 27.4 miles

  • 5

    London-City airport (LCY)

    Distance from City Center: 7.4 miles

  • 6

    Southend airport (SEN)

    Distance from City Center: 35.9 miles

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Airports in Istanbul , TR
map of airports in Istanbul
  • 1

    Ataturk airport (IST)

    Distance from City Center: 8.6 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LON to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I British Airways, Turkish Airlines
  • 2

    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

    Distance from City Center: 19 miles

    Carriers for flights from LON to SAW

    Carriers
    Turkish Airlines
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Interesting facts about flights from London to Istanbul

    • 11 direct flights are operating from London to Istanbul today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 3h 49m.
    • Turkish Airlines flight 1988 (01:55 GMT, Airbus Industrie A321) is today's earliest available flight from London to Istanbul.
    • Turkish Airlines flight 1984 (17:30 GMT, Airbus Industrie A321) is today's latest available flight from London to Istanbul.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from London to Istanbul (British Airways flight 678, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 3h 45m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to Istanbul (British Airways flight 676, Boeing 767 Passenger) takes 3h 50m.
    • Flights from Gatwick airport (LGW), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London-City airport (LCY), Luton airport (LTN), Southend airport (SEN), Stansted airport (STN) to Ataturk airport (IST), Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between London and Istanbul

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 737-900 Passenger Turkish Airlines
Boeing 737-800 Passenger Turkish Airlines
Boeing 777-300ER Turkish Airlines
Airbus Industrie A330-200 Turkish Airlines
Airbus Industrie A340-300 Turkish Airlines
Airbus Industrie A330 Turkish Airlines
Boeing 767 Passenger British Airways
Airbus Industrie A320 British Airways, Turkish Airlines
Airbus Industrie A321 Turkish Airlines

Flight schedule for flights from London to Istanbul on Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA438/KL1617 LHR 13:15 IST 00:45 319/737 9hr 30min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA440/KL1617 LHR 16:05 IST 00:45 320/737 6hr 40min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1010/KL1617 LHR 14:00 IST 00:45 737/737 8hr 45min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1018/KL1617 LHR 14:50 IST 00:45 EMJ/737 7hr 55min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1022/KL1617 LHR 17:10 IST 00:45 737/737 5hr 35min
airberlin/Lufthansa AB5044/LH1774 LHR 17:25 IST 00:55 320/320 5hr 30min
airberlin/Turkish Airlines AB5044/TK8554 LHR 17:25 IST 00:55 320/320 5hr 30min
British Airways/Lufthansa BA956/LH1774 LHR 17:25 IST 00:55 320/320 5hr 30min
British Airways/Turkish Airlines BA956/TK8554 LHR 17:25 IST 00:55 320/320 5hr 30min
Lufthansa/Lufthansa LH2475/LH1774 LHR 13:50 IST 00:55 320/320 9hr 5min
Lufthansa/Turkish Airlines LH2475/TK8554 LHR 13:50 IST 00:55 320/320 9hr 5min
Lufthansa/Lufthansa LH2477/LH1774 LHR 16:25 IST 00:55 320/320 6hr 30min
Lufthansa/Turkish Airlines LH2477/TK8554 LHR 16:25 IST 00:55 320/320 6hr 30min