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London to Istanbul Flights

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Selected fares from London to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
LON IST Wed, 3 Jun - Mon, 22 Jun £46
LON IST Sun, 24 May - Thu, 4 Jun £47
LON IST Sun, 24 May - Thu, 4 Jun £72
LON IST Thu, 9 Jul - Mon, 13 Jul £76
LON IST Wed, 7 Oct - Wed, 14 Oct £87
LON IST Sat, 30 May - Thu, 4 Jun £166
LON IST Sun, 24 May - Thu, 4 Jun £168
LON IST Tue, 5 May - Tue, 19 May £171
LON IST Sun, 29 Mar - Thu, 2 Apr £789
LON IST Mon, 30 Mar - Thu, 2 Apr £1,026

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.

Cheap flights from London to Istanbul

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April

Cheap weekend flights in April from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 30 Apr London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Pegasus Airlines £46
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Return Mon, 4 May Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Pegasus Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in April from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Fri, 10 Apr London (LCY) Istanbul (IST) Pegasus Airlines £46
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Return Mon, 11 May Istanbul (IST) London (LCY) Pegasus Airlines

Best one-week trip in April from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Sun, 26 Apr London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Pegasus Airlines £46
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May

Cheap weekend flights in May from London to Istanbul

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Leave Sat, 2 May London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Pegasus Airlines £46
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Lowest roundtrip airfare in May from London to Istanbul

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Leave Sun, 31 May London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Pegasus Airlines £46
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Return Mon, 22 Jun Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Pegasus Airlines

Best one-week trip in May from London to Istanbul

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June

Cheap weekend flights in June from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 18 Jun London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Pegasus Airlines £46
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Return Mon, 22 Jun Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Pegasus Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Wed, 24 Jun London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Pegasus Airlines £46
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Return Tue, 7 Jul Istanbul (SAW) London (LGW) Pegasus Airlines

Best one-week trip in June from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 11 Jun London (LGW) Istanbul (SAW) Turkish Airlines £47
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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 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 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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Interesting facts about flights from London to Istanbul

    • 13 direct flights are operating from London to Istanbul today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 3h 48m.
    • British Airways flight 678 (06:20 GMT, Airbus Industrie A320) is today's earliest available flight from London to Istanbul.
    • Pegasus Airlines flight 520 (23:35 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 35m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to Istanbul (British Airways flight 680, 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.

Flight schedule for flights from London to Istanbul on Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA446/KL1617 LHR 14:25 IST 00:45 320/737 8hr 20min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA440/KL1617 LHR 16:30 IST 00:45 319/737 6hr 15min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1012/KL1617 LHR 14:05 IST 00:45 737/737 8hr 40min
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 17:05 IST 00:45 EMJ/737 5hr 40min
airberlin/Lufthansa AB5042/LH1774 LHR 14:00 IST 01:10 320/320 9hr 10min
British Airways/Lufthansa BA954/LH1774 LHR 14:00 IST 01:10 320/320 9hr 10min
Lufthansa/Lufthansa LH2475/LH1774 LHR 13:50 IST 01:10 320/320 9hr 20min
Lufthansa/Lufthansa LH2479/LH1774 LHR 17:50 IST 01:10 320/320 5hr 20min
British Airways BA678 LHR 06:20 IST 12:10 320 3hr 50min
Turkish Airlines TK1988 LHR 07:55 IST 13:45 321 3hr 50min
Austrian Airlines/Asiana Airlines OS458/OZ6922 LHR 06:00 IST 13:55 320/321 5hr 55min
Austrian Airlines/Turkish Airlines OS458/TK1884 LHR 06:00 IST 13:55 320/321 5hr 55min