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The lowest prices found within the past 7 days from London to Istanbul were £54 for one-way flights and £102 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Cheap Flights from London to Istanbul & Flight Information
Origin Airport IATA codeSTN
Destination Airport IATA codeSAW
Number Of Flight Options1
Flight Price£102
Average Flight Time6 hours 53 mins

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Helpful London to Istanbul (LON - IST) Flight Information

Traveling From London
Origin Airport IATA Code LON
Traveling To Istanbul
Destination Airport IATA Code IST
Number of Airlines Serving 5
Available Airlines Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Aegean, British Airways, KLM
Distance 2488 km
Direct Flight Time 9 50
Flight Price £102

FAQs about flights from London to Istanbul

Is it possible to fly from London to Istanbul right now?

Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor will keep you up-to-date on health guidelines or flying restrictions if you're planning to fly into Istanbul from London.

Is there a direct flight between London and Istanbul?

Book a flight with Pegasus Airlines or Turkish Airlines if you'd like to travel from STN to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Intl. Airport. Otherwise, you can fly from Heathrow Airport to ISL using airline companies such as Turkish Airlines and British Airways.

How long is a direct flight from London to Istanbul?

The journey of 1,553 miles from London to Istanbul takes approximately 3 hours and 51 minutes, but could even be as quick as 3 hours and 50 minutes. Family trip or loved-up getaway? Active or leisurely? Whatever your style of holiday, reach your destination the fuss-free way with a nonstop flight.

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?

You might be interested to know that there are several ways to get by plane from London to Istanbul. Here's a list of the most frequently flown routes:

  • London Airport (LGW-Gatwick) to Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) - 45 flights per week
  • Stansted Airport to SAW - 42 flights per week
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) - 36 flights per week
What are some of the most popular airlines flying from London to Istanbul?

Whether it's an included meal or friendly service, we all have certain in-flight features we look for when picking an airline. Compare these reputable carriers to find out if one offers exactly what you're searching for:

  • Turkish Airlines with 373 flights every month.
  • Pegasus Airlines with 151 flights every month.
  • Alitalia with 60 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 52 flights every month.
  • TAP Air Portugal with 39 flights every month.
  • British Airways with 34 flights every month.
How many flights are there from London to Istanbul?

With approximately 6 flights operating between London and Istanbul daily, it's never too late to organise a fun-filled getaway 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: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. 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 February. In the current list of deals available, prices start at £102 and can rise to £152 for return flights.  

Find the best flight from London to Istanbul  

Every day between London and Istanbul, 12 flights from 5 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, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, 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.  

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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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Pera Palace Hotel

Pera Palace Hotel

5 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 52, Tepebasi Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £107 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pera Museum, Istiklal Avenue and Galata Tower. Istanbul Cruise Ship Terminal is 0.8 mi (1.3 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
"Staying in this hotel is like going into the past whilst having the luxury of modern facilities. Take the magic carpet to Istanbul and stay in the resting place of the intrepid travellers of the Orient Express of yesteryear."

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019

Pera Palace Hotel
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
The price is £46 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beyazit Square and Grand Bazaar. The Egyptian Bazaar and Suleymaniye Mosque ...
4/5 Very Good! (9 reviews)
"My wife and I stayed here for 2 weeks on holiday. I often stay in Crowne Plaza hotels on business and until now my favourite was in Foshan in Southern China. The location of the Crowne Plaza Old City was fabulous 3 mins from Grand Bazaar, 1 min from tram and bus routes, 5 mins from metro and Marmaray ..."

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Old City, an IHG Hotel


Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is £144 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 19.9 mi (32 km) from Mall of Istanbul, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque. Taksim Square and Galata ...
4/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
"It is an extremely modern funky type of place, including 'Joseph' s Coat' lighting system. (many colours). It does not have a kettle for tea and coffee, something that I personally require as minimum. As it is the only hotel airside, beggars could not be choosers. As we had a layover in business ..."

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2021


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Elite World Europe Hotel

Elite World Europe Hotel

5 out of 5
Basin Ekspres Caddesi No. 4, Kucukcekmece, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £55 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in Kucukcekmece, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Mall of Istanbul, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Aqua Florya Shopping and Life Center and Grand Bazaar. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Allgemein ein Top Hotel + grosse, sauber, moderne Zimmer + sehr schönes Fitness - ein bisschen ausserhalb vom Zentrum, ca. 40min Uber,Taxi,Metro"

Reviewed on 15 May 2018

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Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul West

Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul West

4 out of 5
Basin Ekspress Yolu, Fatih Cad., Dereboyu Sok. No: 2, Halkali, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £33 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Kucukcekmece, this spa hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Acibadem University Atakent Hospital and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from 212 Istanbul Power Outlet. Mall ...
3.8/5 Good! (16 reviews)
"Friendly staff spacious rooms and very clean good location not to far from Istanbuls New Airport.Airport shuttle is also available for a fee going ever hour to and from hotle to Airport"

Reviewed on 2 May 2019

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Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

5 out of 5
Silahsor Cad. No: 42 Bomonti Sisli, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £102 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Sisli, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bomontiada, City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (32 reviews)
"Very good hotel comfortable and cooperative staff Car park is handy. I didn’t like the alcohol in the fridge. Thanks"

Reviewed on 8 May 2019

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center
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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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