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The lowest prices found within the past 7 days from London to Istanbul were £80 for one-way flights and £94 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Average Flight Time
6 hours 46 mins

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Traveling From
Origin Airport IATA Code
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Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, LOT-Polish Airlines, Aegean, Fly One S.R.L., British Airways, Lufthansa
2488 km
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9 40
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Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to fly from London to Istanbul right now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor provides vital info about travelling from London to Istanbul during these unusual times. Here, you’ll find everything from health guidelines to flying restrictions, as well as a wealth of other important info you should know about before you fly.
Is there a direct flight between London and Istanbul?
There are a couple of different routes you can take from London to Istanbul. The first is Heathrow Airport to ISL. There are multiple air carriers, including Turkish Airlines and British Airways, that service this flight path. The second one is Stansted Airport (STN) to Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.). It’s likely you’ll be flying with Pegasus or Turkish Airlines on this journey.
How long is a direct flight from London to Istanbul?
Direct flights are available between London and Istanbul and take on average 3 hours and 55 minutes. However, the trip of 1,550 miles could zoom by in 3 hours and 45 minutes depending on factors like the wind and weather.
Can I cancel my flight booking to Istanbul due to COVID-19?
As an ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your Istanbul booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.
What are the best airports for London to Istanbul flights?
The routes with the most services between London and Istanbul are:

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) - 51 flights per week
  • LGW to Istanbul (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) - 51 flights per week
  • London (STN-Stansted) to Istanbul (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) - 39 flights per week

What are some of the most popular airlines flying from London to Istanbul?
Fantastic service, comfy seats and a great rewards program are some things that set apart an airline from another. While you’ll find multiple carriers offering flights from London to Istanbul, these are some of the most popular picks:

  • Turkish Airlines with 494 flights every month.
  • Pegasus Airlines with 138 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 78 flights every month.
  • Alitalia with 60 flights every month.
  • British Airways with 60 flights every month.
  • Air Europa with 52 flights every month.

How many flights are there from London to Istanbul?
A world of wonder and excitement is waiting for you in Istanbul. Begin your amazing adventure by booking one of the 7 flights on offer daily from London to Istanbul.
Is it possible to fly on an airline that employs social distancing and other COVID-19 measures?
Getting to your destination comfortably and confidently is as important as having a great holiday once you get there. Take the stress out of flying by choosing Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines or Aeroflot. They all employ social distancing rules and have COVID-19 measures in place, which may be capped capacity flights and keeping the middle seat empty.
What are the cheapest days to book a flight?
This is one is easy to remember: Ticket Thursdays. We found that tickets booked on a Thursday resulted in the best deal on average in 2021. However, Friday can be the worst day to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2021.
What are the cheapest days to fly?
When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2021, Friday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly, with Tuesday as a close second. That’s definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Thinking of traveling mid-week? It turns out that Wednesdays generally had the most expensive airline tickets, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from London to Istanbul 

Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from London to Istanbul, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between London to Istanbul is October. In the current list of deals available, prices start at £94 and can rise to £188 for return flights.  

Find the best flight from London to Istanbul  

Every day between London and Istanbul, 28 flights from 8 airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with American Airlines, Air Canada, SA AVIANCA, Turkish Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, United Airlines, IndiGo, British Airways, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 9hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 2488 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from London to Istanbul — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

Book your flights with ebookers 

We want the experience of booking your flight from London to Istanbul to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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Place to stay after flight from London to Istanbul

Pera Palace Hotel

Pera Palace Hotel

5 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 52, Tepebasi Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34430
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 coffee shops/cafes and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,017 reviews)
An historical hotel with culture and great service
"The hotel is fantastic and I really enjoy leaving here. The only thing that needs to improve is that the phone in the room is a little confusing. I have a hard time figuring out which number I should call for front desk."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2023

Pera Palace Hotel
Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul

5 out of 5
Visnezade Mah. Acisu Sok. NO. 19, Macka Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34357
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,016 reviews)
"Its clean, friendly staff, great lobby and view. Convenient and safe location. Close to shopping and restaurants in the area. Close to most touristy sites"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2023

Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Sheraton Istanbul City Center

Sheraton Istanbul City Center

5 out of 5
Haci Ahmet Mah, Kurtulus Deresi Cad. No:23 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34440
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (277 reviews)
"The hotel is next to a busy road so sometimes a bit noisy in rooms facing it"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2023

Sheraton Istanbul City Center

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Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

4 out of 5
Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34122
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,071 reviews)
"Great location. We really loved the character of the hotel. The Breakfast was fantastic and staff was friendly and helpful The environment was pleasant and welcoming. Both check-in and check-out were professionally handled and easy"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2023

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

5 out of 5
Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddesi, No:6, Elmadag/Sisli, Istanbul, 34367
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (528 reviews)
"Excellent property and fabulous location. We got the Bosbhorois ocean view room and it was spectacular. The club lounge, rooftop and the restaurants are great including Michelin star. The staff goes way out to make you comfortable. I would love to come back to stay here."

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2023

The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Old City, an IHG Hotel

Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Old City, an IHG Hotel

5 out of 5
Balabanaga Mahallesi, Fethibe, Laleli-Fatih, Istanbul, Istanbul, 34134
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Istanbul. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,004 reviews)
"Everything is perfect, but I was annoyed by the elevator because it was always broken"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2023

Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Old City, an IHG Hotel
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*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on from January 2017 to December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.