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Overview: Istanbul to London flight

distanceDistance1549 miles (2498 km)
durationAverage flight duration4 h
priceAverage plane ticket price£102 (€116)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesTurkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal

Flights from Istanbul to London cover the 1549 miles (2498 km) long trip taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Turkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as £77, but the average price of plane tickets is £102. Travellers depart most frequently from Istanbul Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

Airlines: Turkish Airlines and British Airways Istanbul to London

Find the best flights from Istanbul to London with Omio's travel partners Turkish Airlines and British Airways from £77. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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British Airways (BA) is the United Kingdom’s flag carrier airline with headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). BA is the second largest UK-based airline in terms of fleet size and number of passengers carried. Known as a full-service global airline, British Airways offers year-round low fares to destinations worldwide and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

    These are British Airways 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the flight from Istanbul to London:

    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Refund or voucher policy
    • Change fees waived for booking made up to July 31, 2020 (traveling by December 31, 2020). Cancel your bookings for travel from now until July 31, 2020 and receive a voucher to travel by April 30, 2022.
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Flights from Istanbul to London

    Travelers wishing to visit England's busy capital from the old city of Istanbul, whether for business or pleasure, will find direct flights readily available. With between 15-16 direct departures per day and numerous indirect routes on top, the 1540-mile route can be completed in as little as 3 hours 50 minutes. Departure options begin in the early morning and are spread throughout the day, providing flights well into the evening.

    Which airlines fly from Istanbul to London?

    Direct flights from Istanbul to London are offered by national carrier Turkish Airlines, Atlasjet, Pegasus and British Airways. Where an indirect route is chosen, passengers may have to change airline providers.

    How long is the flight from Istanbul to London?

    The quickest flight across the 1540-mile route is a Turkish Airlines service, taking just 3 hours 50 minutes. Most other direct departures take, on average, 15 minutes more. The longest takes closer to 4 hours 20 minutes. Indirect routes can take significantly longer, depending on the wait time at transfer stations.

    How many flights are there from Istanbul to London?

    Whenever travelers fly, they can expect 15-16 direct daily departures. A majority of these are offered by Pegasus each day. A further 15 indirect options are also available, but some of these involve extended travel times. Departures begin in the morning, at around 7:30 a.m. and are spread throughout the day until 9:00 p.m.

    What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Istanbul to London?

    Departure airport: Flights depart from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW). Ataturk is the busiest of the three airports in Turkey and is also closest to the center. It can be found on the European side of Istanbul, west of the city center and close to the Trans-European Motorway, for easy access by car. Sabiha Gokcen is 25 miles from the city center so will require more travel. Taxi and car rental are available at the airports, as is parking.

     

    Arrival airport: Passengers can choose to arrive at any of London's main airports: Stansted, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, and London City. London City is the most central, though all have good rail and bus links to organize swift onward travel. Direct flights tend to land at Gatwick, Heathrow, and Stansted.

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    FAQs

    Is cross-border travel by flight between Istanbul, Turkey and London, United Kingdom allowed?

    Travel between Istanbul, Turkey and London, United Kingdom by plane is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from Turkey?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Istanbul?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    When travelling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 15/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight from Istanbul to London before travelling.

    Are there restrictions on returning to Turkey from United Kingdom by plane?

    The restriction level for your return flight to Istanbul, Turkey from London is: Partially open.

    Is my return flight into Istanbul from London restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Turkey from London?

    Conditions of reentry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

    The government of Turkey has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Social distancing required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    Last checked on 12/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Istanbul from London closer to your date of departure here.

    How much do cheap plane tickets between Istanbul and London cost?

    You can find a cheap flight from Istanbul to London for some dates and times for as low as £77  one way in the next 7 days.

    What is the cost of a plane ticket from Istanbul to London on average?

    If you’re looking to buy your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the Istanbul to London flight price to come in at an average of £102  one way.

    How far is it from Istanbul to London by plane?

    The flight distance from Istanbul to London is around 1549 miles (2498 km).

    How long is the flight between Istanbul and London?

    While the time it takes to travel 1549 miles (2498 km) to London from Istanbul can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the flight duration from Istanbul to London is on average 4 h.

    What is the departure airport in Istanbul and arrival airport in London?

    When booking flights from Istanbul, you can choose to fly out of Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Ataturk Airport. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in airports like London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport.

    Omio customers most frequently book their flights from Istanbul Airport   to London Heathrow Airport.

    Where is the airport in Istanbul to go to London? Where is the airport in London located?

    Passengers board their flight most frequently from Istanbul Airport, which is located around 20.1 miles (32.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the plane at London Heathrow Airport, located 14.3 miles (23 km) away from the city centre. You can check for taxi services, public transportation options or airport shuttle services available from London Heathrow Airport to take you to the city centre of London.

    What airlines go from Istanbul to London?

    For the best Istanbul to London flight to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Turkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services from Istanbul to London to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Can I purchase a direct flight from Istanbul to London?

    Yes, you can find a direct flight from Istanbul to London with pegasus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your plane ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.

    When does the first flight depart from Istanbul to London? When does the last flight depart from Istanbul to London?

    The first flight from Istanbul to London leaves at 05: 25   and the last flight for this leaves at 18: 25. Omio shows you the latest flight from Istanbul to London times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

    How early should I buy plane tickets to London from Istanbul to score the best deals?

    You can find a flight from Istanbul to London to cost on average £102 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying plane tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Istanbul to London flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.