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When you’re planning your trip from London to Istanbul, the most popular airport-to-airport route is London Heathrow Airport to Istanbul Airport. You may be looking for an airport near London Heathrow Airport to depart from when travelling to Istanbul and luckily, there are options! You can try London Luton Airport which is located in London, London Gatwick Airport which is located in London, or London City Airport which is located in London. When travelling from London, it is helpful to have an alternative airport to fly into when you land in Istanbul. The nearest airport to Istanbul Airport is Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is located in Istanbul. The cheapest route from London to Istanbul is LTN — IST with an average price of £50 RT during the month of December.
|London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Istanbul Airport (IST)||£94|
|London Luton Airport (LTN) to Istanbul Airport (IST)||£50|
|London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Istanbul Airport (IST)||£53|
|London City Airport (LCY) to Istanbul Airport (IST)||£192|
|London Stansted Airport (STN) to Istanbul Airport (IST)||£96|
|London Stansted Airport (STN) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)||£96|
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A flight from London to Istanbul will travel around 1551.5 mi. Flights usually cover this in 3h 40m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.
Prices for flights from London to Istanbul were last updated today.
As of December 2023, there are 16 operators available to choose from for flights from London to Istanbul.
Although the minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UMNR) service may have their own age limits, which could be impacted by factors such as flight length, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel from London to Istanbul.
The necessary travel and health documents for your Istanbul trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.
London has five major airports, which means it is easy to select the best airport for you based on your location. If you are staying in central London, it is a good idea to fly from London Heathrow, as this is closer to the centre than Gatwick or Stansted. However, if you are staying in south London, Gatwick may be a better choice for you. London Stansted is located in the northeast of London and is a good option if you’ve booked accommodation slightly outside of the city. Istanbul is home to two main international airports: Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Istanbul Airport. If you plan to stay in the west of the city, Istanbul Airport is a better option for you. For visitors staying on the east side of the city, Sabiha Gokcen is ideally located. IST is also a larger airport than SAW and may be slightly busier.
Public transport in London is a good option to reach London airports. Passengers departing from Heathrow can take the Heathrow Express from London Paddington and arrive at the airport in around 30min. Gatwick also has an Express rail link, which connects with Victoria Station in central London and takes around 30min. If you’re booked on flights from London to Istanbul from Stansted, you can take the Stansted Express from Liverpool Street Station and reach the terminals in just under 1 hour. All three airports are also well connected by road and can be reached by car in less than 1 hour. However, traffic conditions may vary and can slow you down. When you arrive at Istanbul airports, it is a good idea to take a shuttle bus, taxi, or to use private car hire.
Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport both serve the city of Istanbul. Istanbul is the capital of Turkey and is a thriving city for culture, tourism, and the arts. Istanbul is also located close to the nearby city of Bursa. Arrivals in Istanbul can reach Bursa by road in just over 2h. You can also drive from Istanbul to the city of Eskisehir in around 4 hours via the E80 and the E90. If you plan to drive to nearby cities during your trip to Istanbul, car hire may be a good option for you. Car hire agencies are available at both IST and SAW and will let you pick up your vehicle straight away. If you plan to drive to either Bursa or Eskisehir from the airport, it may be easier to land at Sabiha Gokcen. This will shorten your drive and will help you avoid city traffic.
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