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Departure Sun, 27 Jan Return Wed, 13 Feb
IST Istanbul
LCY London
return from £286
Departure Tue, 29 Jan Return Fri, 15 Feb
SAW Istanbul
LCY London
return from £202
Departure Tue, 29 Jan Return Wed, 06 Feb
IST Istanbul
STN London
return from £120
Departure Sat, 19 Jan Return Tue, 05 Feb
SAW Istanbul
STN London
return from £139
Route information
London draws visitors from all over the world thanks to its history, culture, shopping and big personality.
Currency exchange rates and cost of life
Train
Local, one-way ticket
576%

Trains are 576% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£0.37
London
£2.5
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
321%

The average meal is 321% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£3.56
London
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
777%

Taxis are 777% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£0.57
London
£5
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
94%

Coffee is 94% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£1.4
London
£2.72
( Istanbul airports
  • ? Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (IST)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ? Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
) London airports
  • ? Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ? Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ? Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ? Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ? London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ? Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
L Distance: 1554 miles

Travelling to and from the airports

Flights from Istanbul

Formerly Constantinople, Istanbul is one of the most richly diverse and historical cities in the world. There are two airports in Istanbul, Istanbul Ataturk Airport, located on the European side and one of the busiest airports in Europe, and the secondary Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, located on the Asian side.

It's very easy to take flights to London from Istanbul with flights leaving regularly from both airports. Ataturk Airport was originally opened for military purposes in 1912 before becoming a civilian airport after 1949. It is named after Ataturk, founder of the Republic. Sabiha Gokcen Airport was named after the first ever female pilot of Turkey, who also served as a fighter pilot in the war.

Travel to Istanbul airport

Cheap flights from Istanbul to London may leave from either of the two main airports. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is located 14 miles from the city centre on the European side and Sabiha Gokcen Airport is 19 miles away on the Asian side. There are numerous ways you can travel between the airports and the city centre. One of the easiest and most economical ways is to use the regular Havatas Airport Shuttle Service that runs from Taksim Square to both airports. The metro also connects with the centre of Istanbul, running to and from Ataturk Airport every 15-20 minutes via Zeytinburnu.

Arriving in London

London is one of the most exciting cities in the world to visit; jam packed with iconic landmarks and fascinating sights. You could spend your days browsing London's eclectic markets, such as Camden Market or Portobello Road market, or head to Chinatown for some dim sum. The main commercial shopping areas are centred around Regents Street, Oxford Circus and Bond Street. Catch a world-renowned show in the West End, London's version of Broadway, or brush up on some culture by popping into any number of museums or cutting-edge art galleries. Meanwhile, London's wide open parks and gardens are captivating, no matter the season.

Travelling to the city centre

Istanbul to London flights will arrive at one of London's main airports. Heathrow Airport (west) accesses the city via the Heathrow Express that runs to Paddington Station (15-20 minutes) or on the Piccadilly tube, which goes to the city centre in about 40 minutes. Gatwick in the south connects with London Victoria on the Gatwick Express or local Thameslink services. Stansted in the north east has a direct train running to Liverpool Street that takes around 40 minutes, while Luton in the north west, runs a combined shuttle bus (10 minutes) and train from London Luton Parkway station to St Pancras International Station.

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Latest customers reviews on London airports

4.4 /5
Reviews: 7
5.0 /5
Carlos Flano
Date 2018-11-27 Age Over 70

Small but very efficient airport.

4.0 /5
Seinie
Date 2018-11-18 Age 51-70 Location south africa

poor signage re toilets and prayer rooms

4.0 /5
Paul

Crowded

5.0 /5
carol
Date 2018-09-15 Age 31-50 Location london

Nice and friendly

4.0 /5
Sunny
Date 2018-05-14 Age 51-70 Location England

None

5.0 /5
ihave no .....?
Date 2017-07-06 Age 51-70 Location Afghanistan

Ok

4.0 /5
Ercu
Date 2017-05-31 Age 31-50 Location United Kingdom

Not bad

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4.1 /5
Reviews: 10
5.0 /5
Ton
Date 2018-12-16 Age 51-70 Location london

there were very few cosmetic brands available and too much perfumes

4.0 /5
Mohammad
Date 2018-12-05 Age 51-70 Location UK

Fast check-in and baggage collection

5.0 /5
S S Khan
Date 2018-11-12 Age 51-70 Location Pakitani British

Very well sign posted.

5.0 /5
Abdulkadirmohammadjamil
Date 2018-11-12 Age 31-50 Location United Kingdom

Good

3.0 /5
Hope
Date 2018-09-30 Age 31-50 Location London

Terminal 2 need some much needed upgrading and staff are not so friendly

4.0 /5
Abdulkadirmohammadjamil Asrafi
Date 2018-09-16 Age 31-50 Location United Kingdom

Good

3.0 /5
Uncle
Date 2018-06-19 Age 51-70 Location Uganda

Attendants could not take decisions quickly enough making me move from one to another which was frustrating

4.0 /5
Alex Badulescu
Date 2018-03-28 Age 31-50 Location UK

not friendly stagf

5.0 /5
Anonymous
Date 2017-08-15 Age Under 30 Location London

Good

3.0 /5
Jade
Date 2017-07-05 Age 31-50 Location UK

Fairly smooth all the way :)

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4.1 /5
Reviews: 7
4.0 /5
Paddy
Date 2018-12-18 Age 31-50 Location Uk

Good sttaff

5.0 /5
Don King
Date 2018-10-06 Age 51-70 Location London

I enjoyed my trip.

1.0 /5
Shirin
Location Uk

Very upset over access to train platform from airport, lift is in one place, ticket barriers in another, and I could not return my trolley. Train staff at barriers were extremely unhelpful and upsetting. This is on my return to Gatwick when I had to carry two suitcases down to Platform three.

5.0 /5
Burcuharrods
Date 2018-05-10 Age 31-50 Location Turkey

Comfortable and easy travel with Turkish airplanes ✈️

4.0 /5
Roy
Date 2018-04-30 Age Over 70 Location Hailsham

Full use of the business class lounge slightly restricted by distance to the gates.

5.0 /5
sege
Date 2018-02-22 Age 31-50 Location London

excellent

5.0 /5
Tamguam07
Date 2017-08-10 Age Under 30 Location Colombia

Gatwick is an efficient airport . Short waiting times and good staff

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