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The lowest prices found within the past 7 days from Edinburgh to Istanbul were for one-way flights and £176 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 codeEDI
Destination Airport IATA codeIST
Number Of Flight Options1
Flight Price£175
Average Flight Time7 hours 17 mins

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Istanbul 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 Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, Air France, Turkish Airlines
Distance 2830 km
Direct Flight Time 10 15
Flight Price £176

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to fly from Edinburgh to Istanbul right now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor provides essential info about travelling from Edinburgh to Istanbul in these uncertain times. There’s everything from flying restrictions to health guidelines, as well as loads of other important info you should know about before you book a flight.
Is there a direct flight between Edinburgh and Istanbul?
Flying direct from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Istanbul Airport means more time for thrills and exploring when you arrive at the other end. You’ll find 1 air carriers flying this route nonstop, including Turkish Airlines, which is one of the most popular.
How long is a direct flight from Edinburgh to Istanbul?
It takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes, depending on type of aircraft used, weather and any delays. The total travel distance from Edinburgh to Istanbul is 1,800 miles.
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?
You might be curious to know that there are many ways to get by plane from Edinburgh to Istanbul. Below is a list of the most popular flight routes:

  • EDI to Istanbul Airport - 51 flights per week
  • GLA to Istanbul (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) - 35 flights per week
  • EDI to SAW - 5 flights per week

What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Edinburgh to Istanbul?
After awesome amenities? Or great service? While you’ll find multiple airlines providing flights from Edinburgh to Istanbul, picking one of these reputable air carriers will ensure you begin your much-needed break on the right track.

  • British Airways with 121 flights every month.
  • Lufthansa with 65 flights every month.
  • KLM with 60 flights every month.
  • SAS with 47 flights every month.
  • Emirates with 30 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 26 flights every month.

How many flights are there from Edinburgh to Istanbul?
A world of fun and excitement is waiting for you in Istanbul. Get your adventure underway by booking one of the 7 flights which run each day from Edinburgh 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 ebookers.com from January to December 2021. 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 January. In the current list of deals available, prices start at £176 and can rise to £411 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.  

Book your flights with ebookers 

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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