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Flight information for London to Istanbul

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from London to Istanbul

Best price found

£49

Fastest flight time

3h 40m

Direct flights

Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun

Airports in Istanbul

2 airports
The best one-way flight to Istanbul from London in the past 72 hours is £49. The best return flight deal from London to Istanbul found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £83.
The fastest flight from London to Istanbul takes 3h 40m
Direct flights go from London to Istanbul on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines.
There are 2 airports near Istanbul: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Istanbul (IST)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Istanbul

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What is the cheapest month to fly from London to Istanbul?

January

The cheapest time of year to fly to Istanbul from London is January. The most expensive is July.

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Istanbul from London?

Pegasus Airlines

Aegean Airlines, Air France, and British Airways are the most popular carriers operating from London to Istanbul

What is the cheapest London to Istanbul flight route?

London Stansted - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Fly from London Stansted to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen for the best London - Istanbul flight prices

How far in advance should you book London to Istanbul flights?

41 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from London to Istanbul is approximately 41 days to departure

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 Gatwick Airport which is located in London, London Stansted 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 STN — SAW with an average price of £98 RT during the month of August.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Istanbul Airport (IST)£120
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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Istanbul Airport (IST)£151
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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Istanbul Airport (IST)£99
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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)£98
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London City Airport (LCY) to Istanbul Airport (IST)£169
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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)£169
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Easily compare return flights from London to Istanbul

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from London to Istanbul by changing tabs
AnadoluJet
10 Jan
STN18:05London Stansted
4h 00m
SAW22:05Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
20 Jan
SAW05:30Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 00m
STN09:30London Stansted
Pegasus Airlines
1 Dec
STN10:40London Stansted
3h 40m
SAW14:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
8 Dec
SAW03:25Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN07:30London Stansted
Multiple Airlines
1 Dec
STN10:40London Stansted
3h 40m
SAW14:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
8 Dec
SAW15:25Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 00m
STN19:25London Stansted
British Airways
29 Nov
LHR11:25London Heathrow
4h 00m
IST15:25Istanbul
6 Dec
IST12:25Istanbul
4h 25m
LHR16:50London Heathrow
Lufthansa
12 Nov
LHR05:30London Heathrow
8h 40m
1 stop
IST14:10Istanbul
19 Nov
IST14:00Istanbul
6h 15m
1 stop
LHR20:15London Heathrow
KLM
1 Dec
LHR15:25London Heathrow
17h 30m
1 stop
IST08:55Istanbul
6 Dec
IST12:55Istanbul
5h 55m
1 stop
LHR18:50London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights from London to Istanbul

If you're looking for one-way flights from London to Istanbul, view some of our deals below provided by AnadoluJet and Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
22 Nov
STN08:05London Stansted
3h 40m
SAW11:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
AnadoluJet
19 Nov
STN18:10London Stansted
4h 00m
SAW22:10Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Multiple Airlines
10 Jan
LTN07:15London Luton
18h 25m
1 stop
SAW01:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen

Search last-minute flights to Istanbul from London

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Pegasus Airlines
19 Aug
STN20:05London Stansted
3h 50m
SAW23:55Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
3 Sep
SAW04:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN08:50London Stansted
AnadoluJet
20 Aug
STN19:10London Stansted
4h 00m
SAW23:10Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
20 Oct
SAW08:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 05m
STN12:25London Stansted
Multiple Airlines
16 Aug
STN18:10London Stansted
10h 25m
1 stop
SAW04:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
8 Oct
SAW04:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 10m
STN08:55London Stansted
Turkish Airlines
17 Aug
LGW14:40London Gatwick
8h 15m
1 stop
IST22:55Istanbul
8 Oct
IST03:45Istanbul
4h 10m
LGW07:55London Gatwick
Lufthansa
16 Aug
LHR15:30London Heathrow
15h 30m
1 stop
IST07:00Istanbul
8 Oct
IST09:55Istanbul
6h 45m
1 stop
LHR16:40London Heathrow
Air Serbia
18 Aug
LHR09:30London Heathrow
23h 25m
1 stop
IST08:55Istanbul
20 Sep
IST01:00Istanbul
9h 30m
1 stop
LHR10:30London Heathrow

Best airlines flying from London to Istanbul

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AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Pegasus AirlinesPriceFrom £85Free CancellationRating
7.0
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Air FrancePriceFrom £85Free CancellationRating
7.6
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AnadoluJetPriceFrom £106Free CancellationRating
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AtlasglobalPriceFrom £116Free CancellationRating
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British AirwaysPriceFrom £118Free CancellationRating
6.3
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Ukraine International AirlinesPriceFrom £124Free CancellationRating
7.4
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KLMPriceFrom £127Free CancellationRating
7.5
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Aegean AirlinesPriceFrom £142Free CancellationRating
8.4
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LufthansaPriceFrom £156Free CancellationRating
7.2
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Turkish AirlinesPriceFrom £159Free CancellationRating
8.1
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British Airways flights from London to Istanbul

Our best British Airways deals on London to Istanbul flight tickets
British Airways
29 Nov
LHR11:25London Heathrow
4h 00m
IST15:25Istanbul
6 Dec
IST12:25Istanbul
4h 25m
LHR16:50London Heathrow
British Airways
6 Dec
LHR11:25London Heathrow
4h 00m
IST15:25Istanbul
19 Dec
IST02:45Istanbul
4h 30m
LHR07:15London Heathrow
British Airways
5 Jan
LHR11:30London Heathrow
4h 00m
IST15:30Istanbul
12 Jan
IST02:50Istanbul
4h 30m
LHR07:20London Heathrow

Turkish Airlines flights from London to Istanbul

Our best Turkish Airlines deals on London to Istanbul flight tickets
Turkish Airlines
5 Oct
LGW13:10London Gatwick
4h 00m
IST17:10Istanbul
13 Oct
IST02:50Istanbul
7h 00m
1 stop
LGW09:50London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
31 Oct
LGW13:00London Gatwick
3h 45m
IST16:45Istanbul
17 Nov
IST05:30Istanbul
4h 05m
LGW09:35London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
5 Oct
LGW13:10London Gatwick
4h 00m
IST17:10Istanbul
12 Oct
IST15:25Istanbul
18h 25m
1 stop
LGW09:50London Gatwick

  • Are airlines flying from London to Istanbul offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from London to Istanbul are adapting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are Turkish Airlines, British Airways, and Pegasus Airlines. You can search for the full list of airlines such as Turkish Airlines that are offering this flexibility.

  • How far is London to Istanbul by plane?

    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.



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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