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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Istanbul. Current restrictions to Istanbul are based on Turkey travel restrictions.
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Cheapest flights to Istanbul airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Istanbul airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Istanbul Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Istanbul

London Stansted Airport (STN) to Istanbul Airport (IST)

Typically, flights to Istanbul from London are cheaper when flying from London Stansted to Istanbul, which has an average price of £168

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJanuary19% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul costs on average just £158 in January
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember25% more expensiveIt costs about £244 for flights to Istanbul from London Heathrow Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO ISTANBUL FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTAugust298% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Istanbul from London Heathrow Airport in August than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Istanbul?

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Istanbul?

    £23 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Istanbul. This flight is from Izmir and is 94% cheaper than most flights to Istanbul. To find the cheapest price to Istanbul from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul?

    The month of March is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Istanbul from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £133. If you aren\u2019t able to travel to Istanbul during the month of March, then flying in January is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of £137.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Istanbul?

    The best time to book a flight to Istanbul from United Kingdom is 60 days out, which is when prices tend to be around £175. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Istanbul outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul for £76.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Istanbul?

    On average, the least expensive day to fly to Istanbul from United Kingdom is on a Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as £188. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around £209. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Istanbul?

    Flying to Istanbul from United Kingdom in the afternoon is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as £193 when looking at flights departing in the afternoon. Flights to Istanbul are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of £234. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Istanbul?

    If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Istanbul for April, May, and June. Parks like Gezi Parki are popular hot spots in those months.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Istanbul?

    Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Istanbul is possible. If you are planning a flight to Istanbul, consider booking flights to Istanbul Airport (21 mi from Istanbul city centre), Tekirdag Corlu Airport (55 mi from Istanbul city centre), İzmit Cengiz Topel Airport (61 mi from Istanbul city centre) or Bursa Yenişehir Airport (62 mi from Istanbul city centre).

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Istanbul?

    You can find deals at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport for £226pp on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Istanbul?

Currently, Turkey travel restrictions include travel to Istanbul.

Turkey has restricted the entry of travellers who have transited or have been in the following countries in the past 14 days, are passport holders of the following countries, or are arriving from the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece. Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, , Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, the Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan. Turkish citizens/residents who were in these countries in the past 14 days are allowed to enter Turkey but are subject to a 14-day quarantine requirement. Turkish Ministry of Health officials screen travellers at airports using thermal cameras. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) is closed.
If you are planning to travel to Istanbul at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Istanbul flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Istanbul found recently by users on momondo
Pegasus Airlines
1 Nov
STN06:20London Stansted
3h 40m
SAW10:00Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
27 Nov
SAW05:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN09:50London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
1 Nov
STN19:35London Stansted
3h 40m
SAW23:15Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
23 Nov
SAW08:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN12:45London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
18 Nov
STN05:20London Stansted
3h 40m
SAW09:00Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
22 Nov
SAW05:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN09:50London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
26 Nov
STN07:50London Stansted
3h 40m
SAW11:30Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
29 Nov
SAW08:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN12:45London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
9 Nov
STN18:35London Stansted
3h 40m
SAW22:15Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
11 Nov
SAW05:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN09:50London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
30 Oct
STN10:40London Stansted
3h 50m
SAW14:30Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
27 Nov
SAW05:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN09:50London Stansted

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Istanbul

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Istanbul, view some of our deals below provided by British Airways
British Airways
25 Jul
LHR13:40London Heathrow
4h 15m
IST17:55Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
21 Jun
STN18:35London Stansted
33h 00m
2 stops
SAW03:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
28 Jun
LGW16:10London Gatwick
33h 15m
2 stops
SAW01:25Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Which airlines fly to Istanbul?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Istanbul

Airports near Istanbul

Below you will find all the airports in Istanbul along with their distance from the city centre

Popular routes to Istanbul

Most frequently searched flights to Istanbul along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time3h 35m
Cheapest price£77
Manchester to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time4h 00m
Cheapest price£79
Edinburgh to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time4h 20m
Cheapest price£91
Glasgow to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time15h 50m
Cheapest price£117
Birmingham to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time3h 55m
Cheapest price£120
Bristol to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time5h 25m
Cheapest price£142
Southampton to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time20h 45m
Cheapest price£147
Liverpool to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time23h 25m
Cheapest price£168
Belfast to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time20h 35m
Cheapest price£180
Inverness to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time24h 40m
Cheapest price£187
Leeds to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time28h 00m
Cheapest price£190
Cardiff to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time8h 00m
Cheapest price£208
Darlington to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time28h 00m
Cheapest price£216
Grimsby to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time28h 05m
Cheapest price£216
Aberdeen to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time21h 20m
Cheapest price£249
Newcastle upon Tyne to Istanbul Flights
Fastest flight time13h 00m
Cheapest price£260

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