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The lowest prices found within the past 7 days from Edinburgh to Istanbul were £145 for one-way flights and £189 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Cheap Flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul & Flight Information
Origin Airport IATA codeGLA
Destination Airport IATA codeIST
Number Of Flight Options1
Flight Price£189
Average Flight Time6 hours 20 mins

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Helpful Edinburgh to Istanbul (GLA - IST) Flight Information

Traveling From Edinburgh
Origin Airport IATA Code GLA
Traveling To Istanbul
Destination Airport IATA Code IST
Number of Airlines Serving 2
Available Airlines British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM
Distance 2830 km
Direct Flight Time 10 25
Flight Price £189

FAQs about flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul

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

Stay informed about present health advisories and flying restrictions by visiting our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page is constantly updated with the most recent developments for your flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul.

Is there a direct flight between Edinburgh and Istanbul?

Flying directly from EDI to Istanbul Airport means more time for thrills and exploring when you arrive at the other end. You'll find 1 airlines travelling this route nonstop, including Turkish Airlines, which is one of the most popular.

How long is a direct flight from Edinburgh to Istanbul?

The journey of 1,802 miles from Edinburgh to Istanbul takes approximately 4 hours and 22 minutes, but can sometimes pass as quickly as 4 hours and 20 minutes. Family trip or loved-up escape? Leisurely or active? Whatever your style of holiday, head to your destination the stress-free way with a direct 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 Edinburgh to Istanbul flights?

If you're making your way from Edinburgh to Istanbul, the routes that are flown the most frequently are:

  • Edinburgh Airport to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) - 41 flights per week
  • GLA to Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) - 22 flights per week
  • Glasgow Intl. Airport (GLA) to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Intl. Airport - 7 flights per week
What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Edinburgh to Istanbul?

Relax knowing you're flying to Istanbul with a top-notch airline. You'll find a range of carriers that operate services from Edinburgh, however here are the six most popular to get you started:

  • British Airways with 69 flights every month.
  • KLM with 60 flights every month.
  • Emirates with 60 flights every month.
  • SAS with 47 flights every month.
  • Lufthansa with 30 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 26 flights every month.
How many flights are there from Edinburgh to Istanbul?

Impromptu getaways can be a lot of fun. With around 6 flights operating from Edinburgh to Istanbul every day, you'll be able to pick the time that's best for you.

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 ebookers.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Istanbul is November. In the current list of deals available, prices start at £189 and can rise to £229 for return flights.  

Find the best flight from Edinburgh to Istanbul  

Every day between Edinburgh and Istanbul, 2 flights from 2 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 Turkish Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 10hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 2830 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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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Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

5 out of 5
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
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4.6/5 Wonderful! (36 reviews)
Very nice hotel, good location.
"All the staff members were very helpful and friendly. Made our stay comfortable at the hotel. Would like to point out that Cetyan and Ahmet were extremely helpful by providing us with the information we were looking for and guiding us"

Reviewed on 9 May 2018

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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 £109 per night from 2 Nov to 2 Nov
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 Exceptional! (33 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
Grand Hyatt Istanbul

Grand Hyatt Istanbul

5 out of 5
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul
The price is £109 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Macka Park, Ataturk Cultural Center and Acibadem Taksim Hospital. Taksim Square and Istanbul ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"it is in central istanbul so its easy to travel around !!"

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Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

Sultanhan Hotel - Special Class

4 out of 5
Piyer Loti Cad No:7, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £76 per night from 15 Nov to 15 Nov
Located in Sultanahmet, this spa hotel is steps away from Cemberlitas Bath and Column of Constantine. Sultanahmet Square and Blue Mosque are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (48 reviews)
"Staff are very friendly, helpful, polite and thoughtful. Could not get any better as a first time stay in Istanbul. Very centrally located great views of the blue mosque and aya Sofia from breakfast room. You can watch the sunrise/sunset from there! Rooms are very comfortable, only thing is the immovable ..."

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

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YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE, City Entrance

YOTEL Istanbul Airport LANDSIDE, City Entrance

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.: 1, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is £119 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 19.9 mi (32 km) from Mall of Istanbul, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. The Egyptian Bazaar ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (10 reviews)
"The hotel is really nice and convenient for our long layover in Turkey, however it took us 40 mins to find after asking 6 staff members."

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2019

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Piyalepasa

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Piyalepasa

5 out of 5
Kaptanpasa Mah., Piyalepasa Bulvari 5, Istanbul
The price is £62 per night from 28 Oct to 28 Oct
Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pera Museum, Istanbul Modern and Istiklal Avenue. Madame Tussauds Istanbul and Museum of Innocence ...
3.7/5 Good! (22 reviews)
"It doesn’t look like a Hilton hotel. They just use the name of “Hilton “ for marketing but there is no service and respect. Some of staffs encouraged me to complain about the hotel because the management don’t appreciate of the staffs’ job then staff don’t work properly ."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Piyalepasa
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