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Istanbul London
Mon, 03 Jun IST - LGW
Wed, 05 Jun LGW - IST
£167 £157
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Istanbul London
Wed, 19 Jun IST - LGW
£16 £15
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Istanbul London
Thu, 06 Jun IST - LGW
Thu, 06 Jun LGW - IST
£85 £79
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Istanbul London
Tue, 11 Jun IST - LTN
Sat, 15 Jun LTN - IST
£137 £128
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Istanbul London
Sun, 16 Jun IST - LGW
Thu, 20 Jun LGW - IST
£191 £188
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Istanbul London
Tue, 25 Jun IST - LGW
Tue, 25 Jun LGW - IST
£140 £131
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Route information

Currency exchange rates and cost of life

Train Local, one-way ticket
550% Trains are 550% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.
Istanbul £0.43
London £2.8
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
170% The average meal is 170% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.
Istanbul £7.33
London £20
Distance: 1554 miles
Istanbul airports
Istanbul Airport (IST) How far from city centre: 21 miles
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) How far from city centre: 19 miles
Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) How far from city centre: 9 miles
London airports
Stansted (STN) How far from city centre: 30 miles
Heathrow (LHR) How far from city centre: 14 miles
Gatwick (LGW) How far from city centre: 25 miles
Luton International (LTN) How far from city centre: 27 miles
Southend (SEN) How far from city centre: 35 miles
London City (LCY) How far from city centre: 7 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.

Frequently asked questions about flights from Istanbul to London

What are the benefits of booking flexible flight tickets?
Using the flexible flight ticket, you're guaranteed a refund or a rebooking option (without fees) in case of flight cancellations when travelling to United Kingdom. At eDreams have you covered!
If I want to book flights from Istanbul to London at eDreams, how can I find them?
Using our flight search engine, you can find flights from £15 for the route Istanbul - London. At eDreams, we always aim at providing our customers with the cheapest option, allowing you to adjust according to stopovers, airports, dates and many other filters.
Is London more expensive than Istanbul to visit?
Comparing taxi prices, a ride in London costs an average of 4.50 GBP pounds, 638% more expensive than Istanbul, with a fare of 0.61 GBP pounds, while train tickets cost 551% more in London: 2.80 GBP pounds against 0.43 GBP pounds in Istanbul. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 20.00 GBP euros in London, 173% more than the 7.33 GBP euros in Istanbul. The price of a coffee is approximately 58% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.62 GBP euros, while in Istanbul the coffee costs 2.29 GBP.
What would be the best time to book a flight from Istanbul to London?
The most popular months to book from Istanbul to London are August, September and July.
When would be the best time to travel from Istanbul to London?
The best time of the year to visit London from Istanbul really depends on lots of personal preferences, especially the price. Regarding popularity, September is the best month to fly to  London from Istanbul in terms of searches from our customers, followed by August and October. If you would rather avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds June, February and May are the months with fewer searches for Istanbul -  London.
What is the duration of a flight from Istanbul to London?
Flight duration from Istanbul to London is around 04:23 hours on average, at an average distance of 2,609 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
What is the weather like in London compared to Istanbul?
The average temperature in Istanbul is 32.95 degrees in summer, with precipitation around 5.3 mm ,London's temperatures reach 29.01 during the hot season, with 9.0 average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 degrees in London, compared to the -0.3 average degrees reported in Istanbul. During the winter period, Istanbul can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
From which airports is it possible to fly from Istanbul to London?
The main route from Istanbul to London is: Istanbul Airport (IST) to Heathrow (LHR). The following airlines fly this route:
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • British Airways.
  • Air Canada.
  • You can also find Istanbul - London flights between Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) to Heathrow (LHR) which are flown by the following airline(s): Turkish Airlines.
  • British Airways.
  • Air Canada.
The airlines that fly indirectly from Istanbul to London are:
Ukraine Intl Airlines, stopping in Kiev for 100 minutes at least.
  • Aegean Airlines, with 85 minutes stop in Athens.
  • ITA Airways, with 115 minutes scale in Rome.

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Date 2018-09-15 Age 31-50 Location london

Nice and friendly

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Date 2019-04-14 Age 31-50 Location Luton

Really impressed quick and easy

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Carlos Flano
Date 2018-11-27 Age Over 70 Location

Small but very efficient airport.

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Date 2018-05-14 Age 51-70 Location England


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Date 2018-11-18 Age 51-70 Location south africa

poor signage re toilets and prayer rooms

1.0 /5
Date 2020-03-24 Age Under 30 Location British

I am not satisfied with eDreams customer service

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Date 2019-02-17 Age Location

Very clean environment with wifi

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Date 2018-12-16 Age 51-70 Location london

there were very few cosmetic brands available and too much perfumes

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Date 2018-11-12 Age 31-50 Location United Kingdom


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

Very well sign posted.

5.0 /5
Date 2019-05-27 Age 51-70 Location UK

I did enjoy my flight in a future I will use again

5.0 /5
Date 2019-01-20 Age Location London

Exelent very good

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

Fast check-in and baggage collection

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


4.0 /5
Date 2019-04-28 Age 31-50 Location Uk

Not bad

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Alex Badulescu
Date 2018-03-27 Age 31-50 Location UK

not friendly stagf

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Kamal othowa
Date 2019-03-14 Age 31-50 Location England Middlesex Hounslow london

It was good

4.0 /5
Date 2019-06-05 Age Under 30 Location London

Needs a Wetherspoons

3.0 /5
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

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

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

1.0 /5
Date 2019-04-17 Age 31-50 Location British

It was the worst flight . They said because of technical problem we have to wait but when I applied for compensation they denied and said it was because of weather. Which was not true

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

Comfortable and easy travel with Turkish airplanes ✈️

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


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Date 2020-01-18 Age Under 30 Location UK


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

I enjoyed my trip.

4.0 /5
Date 2018-12-18 Age 31-50 Location Uk

Good sttaff

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

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

1.0 /5
Date 2018-09-19 Age 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.

Flight Time 4 h and 23 m Flights from Istanbul and London last around 4 h and 23 m, although this flight time may also depend on other factors.
Cheapest flight £15 The cheapest price available for flights from Istanbul to London that have been booked by our customers in the last 72 hours
Airport of Departure Istanbul Airport You will depart from Istanbul Airport when flying from Istanbul to London
Airport of Arrival Heathrow Outbound flights from Istanbul to London arrive at Heathrow

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