London to Istanbul Flights

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Selected fares from London to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
LON IST Thu, 25 Sep - Mon, 6 Oct £92
LON IST Sat, 7 Mar - Sun, 8 Mar £112
LON IST Fri, 13 Feb - Fri, 20 Feb £123
LON IST Fri, 13 Feb - Fri, 20 Feb £135
LON IST Fri, 13 Feb - Fri, 20 Feb £148
LON IST Thu, 30 Oct - Mon, 3 Nov £165
LON IST Fri, 13 Feb - Fri, 20 Feb £169
LON IST Fri, 13 Feb - Fri, 20 Feb £306
LON IST Thu, 30 Oct - Mon, 3 Nov £447
LON IST Fri, 13 Feb - Fri, 20 Feb £1,042

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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August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 28 Aug London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £272
Return Mon, 1 Sep Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 28 Aug London (LHR) Istanbul (IST) Atlasjet £112
Return Sun, 28 Sep Istanbul (IST) London (LHR) Atlasjet

Best one-week trip in August from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Fri, 29 Aug London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £190
Return Fri, 5 Sep Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International Airlines
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September

Cheapest weekend flights in September from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Sat, 27 Sep London (LHR) Istanbul (IST) Alitalia £147
Return Mon, 29 Sep Istanbul (IST) London (LHR) Alitalia

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 25 Sep London (LTN) Istanbul (IST) Atlasjet £92
Return Mon, 6 Oct Istanbul (IST) London (LTN) Atlasjet

Best one-week trip in September from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 4 Sep London (LTN) Istanbul (IST) Atlasjet £112
Return Thu, 11 Sep Istanbul (IST) London (LTN) Atlasjet
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Fri, 17 Oct London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £123
Return Mon, 20 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 Tue, 14 Oct London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £123
Return Tue, 28 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 Wed, 22 Oct London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines £123
Return Wed, 29 Oct Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International 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 2 Turkish Airlines
    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

    • 13 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 (Turkish Airlines flight 1982, Boeing 737-900 (Winglets) 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 Passenger Turkish Airlines
Boeing 737-900 (Winglets) Passenger Turkish Airlines
Boeing 737-900 Passenger Turkish Airlines
Boeing 737-800 Passenger Turkish Airlines
Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) 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