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London - Istanbul Flights FAQ

  • Question : What is the cheapest price for a flight from London to Istanbul?
    Answer : The lowest price we found on a flight from London to Istanbul starts from £114.34.Keep searching below to find plenty of information to help you book that flight and finish planning your trip to Istanbul. Compare airlines, airports in the area, and even find great hotel deals. Let our ebookers expertise make your flight from London to Istanbul easy on the pocketbook!
  • Question : How many flights from London to Istanbul are available weekly?
    Answer : 1,410 weekly flights from London to Istanbul.
  • Question : How many airlines fly from London to Istanbul?
    Answer : 48 airlines fly from London to Istanbul.
  • Question : What airports are best for London to Istanbul flights?
    Answer : The most popular London airports to fly from are:
    • Heathrow (LHR)
    • Gatwick (LGW)
    • London City (LCY)
    You can touch down at any of these popular airports in Istanbul to save time and money:
    • Ataturk Intl. (IST)
    • Sabiha Gokcen Intl. (SAW)
    We want you to travel on your own terms. That way, when your flight arrives in Istanbul you are ready to be amazed by the spectacular sights, sounds, and tastes the city has to offer.
  • Question : What are some of the most popular airlines flying from London to Istanbul?
    Answer : When you book with a popular airline, you can often find the best deals on your flight. We even found a flight from London to Istanbul for just £114.34! Out of the 48 airlines offering cheap flights from London to Istanbul, some of the most popular operating in the London area are:
    • Flights from Heathrow (LHR) to Ataturk Intl. (IST)
      • British Airways
      • Lufthansa
      • KLM
    • Flights from London City (LCY) to Ataturk Intl. (IST)
      • British Airways
      • KLM
      • CityJet
    • Flights from Heathrow (LHR) to Sabiha Gokcen Intl. (SAW)
      • British Airways
      • Lufthansa
      • KLM
  • Question : What airlines fly from London to Istanbul most frequently?
    Answer :
    • Heathrow (LHR) - Ataturk Intl. (IST)
      • British Airways - 438 flights per week from LHR to IST
      • Lufthansa - 118 flights per week from LHR to IST
      • KLM - 51 flight per week from LHR to IST
    • London City (LCY) - Ataturk Intl. (IST)
      • British Airways - 97 flights per week from LCY to IST
      • KLM - 36 flights per week from LCY to IST
      • CityJet - 26 flights per week from LCY to IST
    • Heathrow (LHR) - Sabiha Gokcen Intl. (SAW)
      • British Airways - 77 flights per week from LHR to SAW
      • Lufthansa - 46 flights per week from LHR to SAW
      • KLM - 33 flights per week from LHR to SAW
    Larger airports and airlines with more frequent flights on a route tend to have more available seats, though flying out of a smaller airport may be more affordable.
  • Question : What London area airports offer flights to Istanbul every week?
    Answer : Every week, there are over 1,410 flights from London to Istanbul flown by over 48 different airlines like British Airways, Lufthansa, and others. Find more details below:
    • Heathrow (LHR) has 853 flights to Ataturk Intl. (IST) per week.
    • London City (LCY) has 204 flights to Ataturk Intl. (IST) per week.
    • Heathrow (LHR) has 195 flights to Sabiha Gokcen Intl. (SAW) per week.
  • Question : What is the earliest and latest flight available from London to Istanbul?
    Answer :
    • Flight from Heathrow (LHR) to Ataturk Intl. (IST)
      • First departing flight of the day: 06:45 AM
      • Earliest arrival: 12:20 AM
      • Last departing flight of the day: 10:35 PM
      • Latest arrival of the day: 11:50 PM
    • Flight from London City (LCY) to Ataturk Intl. (IST)
      • First departing flight of the day: 06:45 AM
      • Earliest arrival: 12:05 AM
      • Last departing flight of the day: 08:05 PM
      • Latest arrival of the day: 11:50 PM
    • Flight from Heathrow (LHR) to Sabiha Gokcen Intl. (SAW)
      • First departing flight of the day: 06:00 AM
      • Earliest arrival: 05:05 AM
      • Last departing flight of the day: 08:55 PM
      • Latest arrival of the day: 10:00 PM
  • Question : What types of aircraft do airlines flying from London to Istanbul use?
    Answer : Here are some of the top aircraft used by airlines flying from London to Istanbul.
    Airline Flight Number Aircraft Equipment
    British Airways 676 Airbus A320
    KLM 1000 BOEING 737-800 (WINGLETS) PASSENGER
    Air France 1781 AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A320 SHARKLETS
    Aegean 609 Airbus A321
    Alitalia 201 Airbus A319-321
  • Question : Do I need a passport to fly from London to Istanbul?
    Answer : Generally when flying internationally to a country outside of the one you hold a passport for, you will need a passport. However you should consult the customs and travel information for the country you are visiting to learn what is required.

Tips on flying from London to Istanbul

Thanks to direct flights from London to Istanbul, you can jet off through the English rainclouds and land on the warm Turkish tarmac in around 4 hours. Istanbul’s glittering exoticism provides the perfect backdrop for an exciting holiday. This historic city’s influential role as a power base on the historic Silk Route and the imperial capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires has been immortalised with a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site accolade; more recently, its designation as European Capital of Culture 2010 has introduced a new influx of visitors to its world-class attractions.

Hints for finding cheap flights to Istanbul from London

A wide choice of routes and carriers means that London to Istanbul flights are competitively priced throughout the year. Peak season is July and August, when school holidays encourage families and students to travel. Demand for flights and accommodation rises during Istanbul’s prestigious international music festival in June, so steer clear of these dates for best availability. Be aware that during the holy month of Ramadan (the dates of which vary according to the lunar calendar) many attractions are closed, although visitors often find that the streets become extra lively after dark at this special time. Book your trip in November and January to appreciate the spectacular beauty of Istanbul without the crowds and take advantage of the cheapest flight fares.

Airlines operating London to Istanbul flights

Istanbul straddles the border between Europe and Asia, with an international airport on either side. Turkey’s low-cost carrier Pegasus flies the route between London Stansted and Sabiha Gökçen on the Asian side, while British Airways matches the 4-hour flight time from London Heathrow to Atatürk on the European side. The choice of direct flights also includes AtlasGlobal’s service from Stansted to Atatürk and Turkish Airlines’ departures from Gatwick, with a choice of arrival airport. LOT-Polish Airlines offers competitive one-stop deals from Heathrow to Atatürk via Warsaw, Ukraine International Airlines departs from Gatwick to Atatürk via Kiev, and KLM provides connections from London City to both Istanbul airports via Amsterdam.

How to reach Istanbul city centre

Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is around 30 miles from Istanbul, and boasts a variety of public transport options for onward travel. If it’s your first time in the city, the simplest way to reach your hotel is to hire a cab from the terminal; a shuttle bus is also available to take you from the airport to the central district of Taksim. Istanbul Atatürk Airport, one of Turkey’s main international gateways, is around 15 miles west of the city and conveniently linked to principal central locations by metro line M1A and shuttle bus services.

Istanbul through the centuries

One of the most popular ways to see the best of Istanbul is on a tram ride along storied Istiklal Avenue. Admire glorious Neo-Classical and Art Nouveau landmarks on the journey from the medieval Galata Tower, through the picturesque historic district of Karaköy, to the striking Republic Monument in Taksim Square, the bustling heart of the modern city.

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