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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
Fastest flight time3h 50mThe fastest flight from London to Istanbul takes 3h 50m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from London to Istanbul. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are London Stansted Airport - Istanbul Airport, London Gatwick Airport - Istanbul Airport and London Luton Airport - Istanbul Airport.
Airports in Istanbul2 airportsThere are 2 airports near Istanbul: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Istanbul (IST)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Istanbul

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

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

March

The cheapest time of year to fly to Istanbul from London is March. The most expensive is December.

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

British Airways

British Airways and Turkish Airlines are the most popular carriers operating from London to Istanbul

What is the cheapest London to Istanbul flight route?

London Stansted - Istanbul

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

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

58 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from London to Istanbul is approximately 58 days to departure


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
Ukraine International Airlines
30 Jan.
LGW07:20London Gatwick
20h 55m
1 stop
IST04:15Istanbul
11 Feb.
IST10:05Istanbul
23h 20m
1 stop
LGW09:25London Gatwick
British Airways
9 Mar.
LHR11:35London Heathrow
4h 00m
IST15:35Istanbul
27 Mar.
IST10:55Istanbul
4h 15m
LHR15:10London Heathrow
KLM
9 Mar.
LHR01:30London Heathrow
7h 25m
1 stop
IST08:55Istanbul
19 Mar.
IST13:55Istanbul
26h 05m
1 stop
LHR16:00London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
26 Jan.
LHR15:25London Heathrow
17h 30m
1 stop
IST08:55Istanbul
24 Feb.
IST00:05Istanbul
8h 25m
1 stop
LHR08:30London Heathrow
Lufthansa
9 Mar.
LHR04:30London Heathrow
5h 35m
1 stop
IST10:05Istanbul
30 Mar.
IST10:00Istanbul
5h 40m
1 stop
LHR15:40London Heathrow
Aegean Airlines
11 Feb.
LHR17:15London Heathrow
9h 25m
1 stop
IST02:40Istanbul
25 Feb.
IST11:50Istanbul
7h 25m
1 stop
LHR19:15London 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 Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
23 Jan.
LGW07:20London Gatwick
20h 55m
1 stop
IST04:15Istanbul
Multiple Airlines
10 May
LTN09:30London Luton
18h 15m
1 stop
IST03:45Istanbul
Aegean Airlines
21 Feb.
LHR17:15London Heathrow
14h 45m
1 stop
IST08:00Istanbul

Search last-minute flights to Istanbul from London

Find and compare return flight prices for your last-minute flight from London to Istanbul
Ukraine International Airlines
24 Jan.
LGW07:20London Gatwick
20h 55m
1 stop
IST04:15Istanbul
30 Jan.
IST17:00Istanbul
16h 25m
1 stop
LGW09:25London Gatwick
British Airways
25 Jan.
LHR11:25London Heathrow
4h 00m
IST15:25Istanbul
8 Feb.
IST03:10Istanbul
4h 10m
LHR07:20London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
26 Jan.
LHR15:25London Heathrow
17h 30m
1 stop
IST08:55Istanbul
24 Feb.
IST00:05Istanbul
8h 25m
1 stop
LHR08:30London Heathrow
KLM
25 Jan.
LHR12:05London Heathrow
20h 50m
1 stop
IST08:55Istanbul
3 Feb.
IST12:55Istanbul
18h 05m
1 stop
LHR07:00London Heathrow
Lufthansa
26 Jan.
LHR04:30London Heathrow
5h 35m
1 stop
IST10:05Istanbul
12 Feb.
IST01:55Istanbul
6h 50m
1 stop
LHR08:45London Heathrow
Turkish Airlines
24 Jan.
LGW05:20London Gatwick
3h 50m
IST09:10Istanbul
29 Jan.
IST10:15Istanbul
4h 05m
LGW14:20London Gatwick

Best airlines flying from London to Istanbul

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from London to Istanbul with momondo
AirlineRatingFree cancellationPrice
British Airways
PriceFrom $249
Free cancellation
Rating
6.9
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $343
Free cancellation
Rating
8.2

Ukraine International Airlines flights from London to Istanbul

Our best Ukraine International Airlines deals on London to Istanbul flight tickets
Ukraine International Airlines
30 Jan.
LGW07:20London Gatwick
20h 55m
1 stop
IST04:15Istanbul
11 Feb.
IST10:05Istanbul
23h 20m
1 stop
LGW09:25London Gatwick
Ukraine International Airlines
10 Mar.
LGW07:20London Gatwick
20h 55m
1 stop
IST04:15Istanbul
18 Mar.
IST11:05Istanbul
23h 20m
1 stop
LGW10:25London Gatwick
Ukraine International Airlines
2 Jun.
LGW06:15London Gatwick
21h 55m
1 stop
IST04:10Istanbul
5 Jun.
IST00:40Istanbul
7h 20m
1 stop
LGW08:00London Gatwick

British Airways flights from London to Istanbul

Our best British Airways deals on London to Istanbul flight tickets
British Airways
9 Mar.
LHR11:35London Heathrow
4h 00m
IST15:35Istanbul
27 Mar.
IST10:55Istanbul
4h 15m
LHR15:10London Heathrow
British Airways
9 Mar.
LHR11:35London Heathrow
4h 00m
IST15:35Istanbul
13 Mar.
IST05:40Istanbul
4h 10m
LHR09:50London Heathrow
British Airways
5 Apr.
LHR14:15London Heathrow
4h 15m
IST18:30Istanbul
26 Apr.
IST13:50Istanbul
4h 20m
LHR18:10London Heathrow

  • 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 and British Airways. 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?

    The distance between London and Istanbul is about 2496.9 km. Flights usually cover this in 3h 50m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.


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