Cheap flights to Istanbul (IST) from £17

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Agadir Istanbul
Mon, 22 Jul AGA - IST
Thu, 25 Jul IST - AGA
£565 £548
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Pristina Istanbul
Fri, 23 Aug PRN - SAW
£19 £17
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Adana Istanbul
Sat, 20 Jul ADA - SAW
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Antalya Istanbul
Sun, 14 Jul AYT - SAW
Thu, 18 Jul SAW - AYT
£103 £102
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Antalya Istanbul
Sun, 14 Jul AYT - SAW
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Baku Istanbul
Sun, 14 Jul GYD - SAW
Sun, 14 Jul SAW - GYD
£271 £265
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Istanbul Attractions

Travellers expecting a holiday that's filled with mystery, legend and appeal, are surely to fall in love with the magic of Istanbul. As one of the most tourist attractions in Turkey, this location has an array of wonderful activities, incredible sights and great food options. And in case you did not know, it is also the only city in the world that straddles two continents, Europe and Asia! So if it is Turkish culture, nightlife, great food and an adventure you are after, you are sure to get it by booking cheap flights to Istanbul. Discover here the best deals for a Flight + Hotel to Istanbul!

Things to do in Istanbul

So what things can you do in Istanbul? For starters, Istanbul has an excellent array of restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and galleries. So many in fact, that combined, it is said to outnumber Ottoman Mosques. Read on and be sure to keep the following activities and tourist attractions in mind:

Istanbul Airports

The city is served by two international airports. Atatürk International Airport is the larger of the two, and Sabiha Gökçen International. Both airports operate flights to and from many international destinations.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW)

Top Carriers

The top airlines flying to Sabiha Gökçen Airport include: Pegasus and Turkish Airlines .


The airport is located approximately 16 km from the city centre.

Transportation options

The cheapest and easiest way to get from the airport to Istanbul city centre is by public bus, IETT. The bus lines are: E3 - 4.Levent -Sabiha GökçenAirport; E10- Kadikoy-Kutkoy-Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

Atatürk International Airport (IST)

Top Carriers

The airport's top airlines include: Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines. Both airlines have been recognized as two of the Top 15 airlines in the world, according to eDreams Best Airlines study 2016.


The airport is located approximately 9 km from the city centre.

Transportation options

To reach the city centre the cheapest option is the underground/light rail service, Istanbul LRT. The journey to Aksaray takes about 30 minutes.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Istanbul

How to find the cheapest flights to Istanbul on eDreams UK?
At eDreams UK you can easily find flights from $17 to Istanbul. By combining multiple technologies, machine learning algorithms and real user searches on our platform, you will be able to choose between the different options that best suit your needs when you want to fly to Istanbul.
What airlines fly to Istanbul?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Istanbul include:
  • Turkish Airlines, with flights from London, Manchester and from Birmingham, for example.
The airlines with flights to Istanbul with stopovers are:
  • Aegean Airlines, which flies from London, Manchester or Edinburgh.
  • Pegasus Airlines, with flights from London, Manchester and also Birmingham.
How early you need to arrive at the airport before a flight to Istanbul?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Istanbul, you will need to arrive at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs, and boarding the airplane can take some time. At eDreams, you can find the best deals for flights to Istanbul departing from over 168 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Istanbul with eDreams you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
What is Istanbul's main airport called?
Istanbul is served by 3 airport[s]. Istanbul Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 168 cities, such as London, Manchester and Jeddah, the most popular routes.
What is the distance between Istanbul airport and the city centre?
Istanbul’s airport Istanbul Airport is located 21 miles from the city centre.
How much does it cost to get from Istanbul airport to the city centre?
Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.43 £ per person.
Taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Istanbul Airport , the average price for the ride to Istanbul centre is around 0.61 £ per km.
Car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, eDreams has the best offers of car rentals in Istanbul. Pick your preferred car type and get from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul city centre on your own terms.
What is the weather usually like in Istanbul?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Istanbul is in June, July and August, when the average temperature reaches 25.39 °C, while July, May and June are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 141.07 hours. However, if you prefer colder temperatures, make sure you visit Istanbul during January, February or March to experience an average of 8.05 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during July, February and April, when the average precipitation in Istanbul is 6.58 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code IST The IATA code of the arrival airport on flights to Istanbul is IST
Popular Airline Wizz Air UK Most popular airline flying to Istanbul

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