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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.

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Hotels in Istanbul

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Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel
Divanyolu Cd. Alemdar Mah., Istanbul
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Whirling Dervishes Istanbul, Basilica Cistern, and Hagia Sophia. Cagaloglu Hamami and Cemberlitas ...


The Ambassador Hotel
The Ambassador Hotel
Ticarethane Cikmazi No 19, Istanbul
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (20 reviews)

Located in Fatih, this spa hotel is steps from Whirling Dervishes Istanbul and Basilica Cistern. Hagia Sophia and Cagaloglu Hamami are also within 5 ...


Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Istanbul International Airport
Basin Ekspress Yolu, Fatih Cad., Istanbul
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Located in Halkali, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Strike Bowling, Mall of Istanbul, and Ataturk Olympic Stadium. Play Land and Florya Beach are also within ...


InterContinental Istanbul
InterContinental Istanbul
Asker Ocagi Cad No: 1 Taksim, Istanbul
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace. Mixer and Galata Tower are also within ...



Interesting facts about flights from London to Istanbul

  • 12 direct flights are operating from London to Istanbul today.
  • Today's average time for a direct flight is 3h 55m.
  • British Airways flight 678 (6:15 AM GMT, Airbus A320) is today's earliest available flight from London to Istanbul.
  • Turkish Airlines flight 1984 (10:35 PM GMT, Airbus A321) is today's latest available flight from London to Istanbul.
  • Today's shortest direct flight from London to Istanbul (Turkish Airlines flight 1984, Airbus A321) takes 3h 40m.
  • Today's longest direct flight from London to Istanbul (Turkish Airlines flight 1972, Airbus Industrie A330-200) takes 4h 5m.
  • Flights from Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) are available for this route.

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