London to Istanbul Flights

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August

Cheap weekend flights in August from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 13 Aug London (LCY) Istanbul (IST) SWISS £267
Earn £2.67
Return Mon, 17 Aug Istanbul (IST) London (LCY) SWISS

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Tue, 18 Aug London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Aegean Airlines £102
Earn £1.02
Return Wed, 30 Sep Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Aegean Airlines

Best one-week trip in August from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Mon, 31 Aug London (LHR) Istanbul (SAW) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines £180
Earn £1.80
Return Mon, 7 Sep Istanbul (SAW) London (LHR) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
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September

Cheap weekend flights in September from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 24 Sep London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £132
Earn £1.32
Return Sun, 27 Sep Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Tue, 8 Sep London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Aegean Airlines £67
Earn £0.67
Return Wed, 30 Sep Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Aegean Airlines

Best one-week trip in September from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 24 Sep London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £129
Earn £1.29
Return Thu, 1 Oct Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International Airlines
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October

Cheap weekend flights in October from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 8 Oct London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £95
Earn £0.95
Return Mon, 12 Oct Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Sun, 18 Oct London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £88
Earn £0.88
Return Thu, 29 Oct Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International Airlines

Best one-week trip in October from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Sat, 17 Oct London (LHR) Istanbul (IST) Aegean Airlines £96
Earn £0.96
Return Sat, 24 Oct Istanbul (IST) London (LHR) Aegean Airlines
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Interesting facts about flights from London to Istanbul

    • 16 direct flights are operating from London to Istanbul today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 3h 47m.
    • Pegasus Airlines flight 4675 (02:50 GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from London to Istanbul.
    • Pegasus Airlines flight 520 (23:50 GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from London to Istanbul.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from London to Istanbul (Pegasus Airlines flight 502, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 3h 40m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to Istanbul (Pegasus Airlines flight 542, Airbus Industrie A320) takes 3h 55m.
    • 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.

Selected fares from London to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
LON IST Tue, 8 Sep - Wed, 30 Sep £67
LON IST Thu, 12 Nov - Sat, 21 Nov £91
LON IST Thu, 8 Oct - Mon, 12 Oct £95
LON IST Fri, 25 Sep - Sat, 3 Oct £113
LON IST Sat, 6 Feb - Wed, 17 Feb £125
LON IST Fri, 30 Oct - Wed, 4 Nov £128
LON IST Sat, 13 Feb - Sat, 20 Feb £148
LON IST Mon, 23 Nov - Sat, 28 Nov £160
LON IST Thu, 12 Nov - Fri, 13 Nov £3,114
LON IST Fri, 27 Nov - Mon, 30 Nov £8,834

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.

Istanbul hotels near airports

From £58.76

Wow Airport hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

Istanbul Dunya Ticaret Merkezi

Wow airport hotel is opposite the ataturk international airport and near the cnr expo.

From £87.06

Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel

5 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

Sahilyolu Cad.No:2 Yesilyurt

Rate includes breakfast

Renaissance Polat Istanbul hotel, ideally located, with easy access to Istanbul International Airport, CNR-Expo, IDTM and all major Istanbul motorways, provides you with first class service &...

From £55.67

ROX HOTEL

4 stars
3.7 / 5 6 reviews

KIMIZ ST. NO: 24 COBANCESME - BAHCELIEVLER

Discover Rox Hotel which designed by an architect in 2014, this modern hotel sits in the thriving International Ataturk Airport area of the city....

From £39.02

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Istanbul Tuzla

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Camlibelde Sitesi Hasan; Tokatli Sokak No 13 Aydin

...- 5 minutes drive to Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Via Port Shopping Mall ....

From £60.71

Elite World Business Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

GULTEPE MAHALLESI SEHIT ZAFER KIZILTAS SOKAK NO 1

A new meeting point for tha business world in istanbul,the meeting point of Asia and Europe...The 5 star Elite World Business Hotel accomodation faclities with hgh quality standards for your...

From £63.32

Radisson Blu Conference & Airport Hotel, Istanbul

5 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

E-5 Karayolu,20 Kucukcekmece

...Hotel offers Free Shuttle Service to/from International Istanbul Ataturk Airport in every hour between 05:30 - 01:00 am.... The closest international hotel to the airport and CNR Fair Centre,...

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 2 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 Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
    Terminal S Turkish Airlines
  • 3

    Stansted airport (STN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles

    Carriers for flights from STN to IST

    Carriers
    Pegasus Airlines
  • 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
    Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
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Flight schedule for flights from London to Istanbul on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Air France/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines AF3199/KL1617 LCY 14:00 IST 00:45 AR8/737 8hr 45min
Air France/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines AF3171/KL1617 LCY 15:15 IST 00:45 AR8/737 7hr 30min
Air France/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines AF3176/KL1617 LCY 16:05 IST 00:45 AR8/737 6hr 40min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA8455/KL1617 LCY 15:30 IST 00:45 E70/737 7hr 15min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA8459/KL1617 LCY 17:05 IST 00:45 E70/737 5hr 40min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA432/KL1617 LHR 14:40 IST 00:45 32A/737 8hr 5min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA440/KL1617 LHR 16:05 IST 00:45 321/737 6hr 40min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL2399/KL1617 LCY 14:00 IST 00:45 ARJ/737 8hr 45min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL2405/KL1617 LCY 15:15 IST 00:45 ARJ/737 7hr 30min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL2409/KL1617 LCY 16:05 IST 00:45 ARJ/737 6hr 40min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1018/KL1617 LHR 14:45 IST 00:45 737/737 8hr 0min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1020/KL1617 LHR 16:05 IST 00:45 F70/737 6hr 40min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1022/KL1617 LHR 17:10 IST 00:45 737/737 5hr 35min