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London Istanbul
Mon, 22 Jul LGW - IST
Mon, 22 Jul IST - LGW
£1067 £1052
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London Istanbul
Wed, 11 Sep LTN - IST
£24 £23
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London Istanbul
Thu, 25 Jul LTN - IST
Mon, 29 Jul IST - LTN
£142 £138
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London Istanbul
Fri, 02 Aug LTN - IST
Sat, 03 Aug IST - LTN
£218 £217
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London Istanbul
Mon, 05 Aug LHR - IST
Wed, 07 Aug IST - LHR
£219 £217
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London Istanbul
Fri, 09 Aug LTN - IST
Mon, 12 Aug IST - LTN
£190 £185
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Route information

Currency exchange rates and cost of life

Train Local, one-way ticket
85% Trains in Istanbul are 85% cheaper than in London.
London £2.8
Istanbul £0.42
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
65% A meal in Istanbul is 65% cheaper than a meal in London.
London £20
Istanbul £7.05
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 42.9 TRY
1 TRY = 0.03 GBP
Last checked on 15 July 2024
Distance: 1554 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
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

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Useful information for the flight from London to Istanbul

How long is the London flight to Istanbul?

The flight duration is around four hours and covers a distance of approximately 1,500 miles.

What documentation do I need to fly to Istanbul from London?

British citizens require a visa in order to enter Turkey, but you can apply for an eVisa online via the Turkish government’s eVisa website.

Is there a time change from London to Istanbul?

Yes, Istanbul time is two hours ahead of London time.

How early should I arrive at the airport?

In case of unforeseen delays, such as traffic jams on the way to the airport, you should aim to be at the airport at least two hours prior to your flight’s departure time.

Which airlines fly from London to Istanbul?

There are several airlines operating direct flights between London and Istanbul. The flight path is south-eastwards across the English Channel, Western European countries such as Belgium and Germany, and Eastern European countries such as Hungary and Bulgaria to Turkey. Airlines operating between London and Istanbul include:

How to find cheap flights from London to Istanbul

Use our website’s fast and powerful search facility. You can easily find the cheapest time to go for holidays or city breaks in Istanbul, airfares, ticket classes, times of departures and arrivals, airline names, airport names and much more. Results are delivered in seconds, and you can scroll down to the bottom for terrific last-minute deals.

When is the best time to fly from London to Istanbul?

April is a great time to visit Istanbul as the cold winter temperatures are replaced by pleasantly warm sunshine. The city’s many attractions are also less crowded at this time of year.

October is also recommended. The tourist-season crowds have dwindled, the searing summer heat has reduced, and for music lovers, the Akban Jazz Festival takes place at various venues over a two-week period.

Airports in London

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

Britain’s largest airport, Heathrow is located 16 miles west of London. It has four operational terminals, each with a huge range of passenger facilities including shops, restaurants, bars and free WiFi, and there are smoking areas located outside the terminal buildings. Travel options for getting to the airport from London include:

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport has two terminals (North Terminal and South Terminal) and is London’s second most important airport. Located 25 miles to the south of London, it offers passengers a wide range of facilities from shops to refreshments areas. Travel options from London to the airport include:

Airports in Istanbul

Useful information about Ataturk Airport

Ataturk Airport is located 15 miles west of Istanbul. It has two interconnected terminals; one for domestic flights and the other for international flights. Both terminals offer passengers a wide range of facilities, and travel options to the city from the airport include:

What to do and visit in Istanbul

Frequently asked questions about flights from London to Istanbul

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 Turkey. At eDreams have you covered!
If I want to book flights from London to Istanbul at eDreams, how can I find them?
Using our flight search engine, you can find flights from £23 for the route London - Istanbul. 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 Istanbul more expensive than London to visit?
Comparing taxi prices, a ride in Istanbul costs an average of 0.59 GBP pounds, 85% cheaper than London, with a fare of 4.00 GBP pounds, while train tickets cost 85% less in Istanbul: 0.42 GBP pounds against 2.80 GBP pounds in London. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 7.05 GBP euros in Istanbul, 65% less than the 20.00 GBP euros in London. The price of a coffee is approximately 35% cheaper in Istanbul, with an average of 2.35 GBP euros, while in London the coffee costs 3.63 GBP.
What would be the best time to book a flight from London to Istanbul?
The most popular months to book from London to Istanbul are July, June and April.
When would be the best time to travel from London to Istanbul?
The best time of the year to visit Istanbul from London really depends on lots of personal preferences, especially the price. Regarding popularity, July is the best month to fly to  Istanbul from London in terms of searches from our customers, followed by August and April. If you would rather avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds November, January and March are the months with fewer searches for London -  Istanbul.
What is the duration of a flight from London to Istanbul?
Flight duration from London to Istanbul is around 03:57 hours on average, at an average distance of 2,548 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
What is the weather like in Istanbul compared to London?
The average temperature in London is 29.01 degrees in summer, with precipitation around 9.0 mm ,Istanbul's temperatures reach 32.95 during the hot season, with 5.3 average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -0.3 degrees in Istanbul, compared to the -3.09 average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Istanbul have an average of 9.0 mm rain level.
From which airports is it possible to fly from London to Istanbul?
The main route from London to Istanbul is: Stansted (STN) to Istanbul Airport (IST). The following airlines fly this route:
  • LEAV Aviation.
  • You can also find London - Istanbul flights between Gatwick (LGW) to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) which are flown by the following airline(s): Turkish Airlines.
The airlines that fly indirectly from London to Istanbul are:
Aegean Airlines, stopping in Athens for 70 minutes at least.
  • Ukraine Intl Airlines, with 110 minutes stop in Kiev.
  • Lot Polish Airlines, with 85 minutes scale in Warsaw.
Flight Time 3 h and 57 m Flights from London and Istanbul last around 3 h and 57 m, although this flight time may also depend on other factors.
Cheapest flight £23 The cheapest price available for flights from London to Istanbul that have been booked by our customers in the last 72 hours
Airport of Departure Stansted You will depart from Stansted when flying from London to Istanbul
Airport of Arrival Istanbul Airport Outbound flights from London to Istanbul arrive at Istanbul Airport

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