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Flight Information between Istanbul and London

distanceDistance1549 miles (2498 km)
durationAverage flight duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£85 (€96)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesTurkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal

Flights from Istanbul to London cover the 1549 miles (2498 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 5 min 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 £43, but the average price of plane tickets is £85. Travellers depart most frequently from Istanbul Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

Airlines

British Airways and Turkish Airlines Istanbul – London

British Airways and Turkish Airlines flights will get you between Istanbul and London from £43. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best flight times and tickets for your trip.

British Airways
Turkish Airlines

British Airways is the United Kingdom’s leading airline and there are several options for ticket fares for your next flight from Istanbul to London. When travelling with British Airways within the UK and Europe, the fares are: Basic, Plus, Plus Flex, Club Europe. When travelling across the world: Economy, World Traveller Plus, Club World and First Class.

Find the perfect British Airways flight between Istanbul and London for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest British Airways flight timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest flight from Istanbul to London. You can also check relevant travel information for the British Airways flight, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap British Airways plane tickets online. You can expect to travel around 1549 miles (2498 km) on this trip and your British Airways Istanbul to London plane ticket can cost as little as £43 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for British Airways tickets from Istanbul to London in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official British Airways plane tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

These are British Airways 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the flight between Istanbul and 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
Am I allowed to travel by plane from Istanbul, Turkey to London, United Kingdom?

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

Is international entry into London from Istanbul restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight between Istanbul and London closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Turkey from London, United Kingdom?

Return travel from United Kingdom to Turkey is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Istanbul from London?

Entry into Turkey 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to Istanbul from London.

How much do cheap flights to London from Istanbul cost?
You can find a cheap flight from Istanbul to London for some dates and times for as low as £43  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does the flight from Istanbul to London cost on average?
The Istanbul to London plane ticket price is on average £85  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance between Istanbul and London by flight?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Istanbul to London via plane to be approximately 1549 miles (2498 km).
What is the average Istanbul to London flight duration?
The flight time from Istanbul to London is on average 4 h 5 min  for the 1549 miles (2498 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Istanbul and London by flight can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure airport in Istanbul and arrival airport in London?

If you’re looking to fly out of Istanbul, you have a few airport options to start your journey from including Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Ataturk Airport. When flying into London, you can arrive in airports like London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport.

Omio customers who book cheap flights for this journey most frequently fly from Istanbul Airport   to London Heathrow Airport.

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

The most popular departure airport with passengers for this route, called Istanbul Airport, is located 20 miles (32 km) from the city centre of Istanbul.

The most popular arrival airport, London Heathrow Airport, is located 14 miles (23 km) away from the city centre of London. You can check what public transportation connections, taxi services or airport shuttle service options are available to take you from London Heathrow Airport to the city centre in London.

What airlines offer a service between Istanbul and London?
If you're looking for flights from Istanbul to London, you can rely on Turkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible airlines for the Istanbul to London trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any Istanbul to London direct flight services?
If you’re looking for a direct flight from Istanbul to London, consider travelling with pegasus. Non-stop flight services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your plane tickets.
What are the first and last departure flight times from Istanbul to London?
If you prefer early morning flights from Istanbul to London, the first flight leaves at 04: 45. If you prefer late night flights from Istanbul to London, the last flight of the day leaves at 17: 25. Omio shows you the latest flight from Istanbul to London times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How early should I book plane tickets to London from Istanbul to score the best deals?
If you book a plane ticket between Istanbul and London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £85 one way. However, we recommend booking your flight in advance to get access to the best prices. Plane tickets between Istanbul and London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey