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Flight Information to Istanbul from London

distanceDistance1549 miles (2498 km)
durationAverage flight duration3 h 40 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£88 (€99)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesTurkish Airlines, pegasus, British Airways, Atlasglobal, Ukraine Intl. Airlines, Lot Polish Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa or Aegean Airlines

Flights from London to Istanbul cover the 1549 miles (2498 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 40 min with our travel partners like Turkish Airlines, pegasus, British Airways, Atlasglobal, Ukraine Intl. Airlines, Lot Polish Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa or Aegean Airlines. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this journey for as low as £74, but the average price of plane tickets is £88. Travellers depart most frequently from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Airlines

Turkish airlines, KLM and Aegean Airlines from London to Istanbul

You can travel by flight from London to Istanbul with Turkish airlines, KLM and Aegean Airlines for as low as £74. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

KLM
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Aegean Airlines

KLM tickets between London and Istanbul are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with KLM from London to Istanbul all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest flight, you can find all the current KLM flight timetables and plane tickets available on Omio for the 1549 miles (2498 km) journey. You can also see relevant travel information for the KLM flight, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this flight, compare the fastest London to Istanbul routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best KLM London to Istanbul plane ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the KLM plane ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Istanbul with KLM!

When you buy your KLM flight tickets between London and Istanbul don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees waived.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

London to Istanbul flight
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by flight between London and Istanbul?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

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

The above information was last checked on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight between London and Istanbul closer to your date of departure here.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by plane to London, United Kingdom from Istanbul, Turkey?

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

Is my return flight 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 03/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to London from Istanbul closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest flight from London to Istanbul?
Omio customers have found cheap plane tickets from London to Istanbul for as low as £74  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a plane ticket from London to Istanbul on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that London to Istanbul flight prices are on average £88  one way.
What is the distance between London and Istanbul by flight?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Istanbul from London via plane to be approximately 1549 miles (2498 km).
How long does it take from London to Istanbul by plane?
On average the flight from London to Istanbul duration is 3 h 40 min  for the 1549 miles (2498 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What airport in London does the flight to Istanbul leave from? Which airport do I fly into Istanbul from London?

When flying from London, you have a few airports to depart from including London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport. When flying into Istanbul, you can choose to have your flight land in airports such as Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Ataturk Airport.

Omio customers travelling this route book their cheap flights from London Heathrow Airport   to Istanbul Airport   most frequently.

Where is the airport in London? Where is the airport in Istanbul?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from London Heathrow Airport, which is located approximately 14.3 miles (23 km) from the city centre.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Istanbul Airport and need to travel approximately 20.1 miles (32.4 km) from the airport to reach the city centre in Istanbul. You can check if there are airport shuttle services, taxi services or public transportation options available from Istanbul Airport to get you to the city centre in Istanbul.

Which airlines can take me to Istanbul from London?
Take the London to Istanbul flight with Turkish Airlines, pegasus, British Airways, Atlasglobal, Ukraine Intl. Airlines, Lot Polish Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa or Aegean Airlines. However, it's always good to check out all possible airlines for the route between London and Istanbul as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any London to Istanbul direct flights?
If you’re looking for a direct flight from London to Istanbul, 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.
How early should I purchase plane tickets between London and Istanbul to score the best deals?
If you purchase London to Istanbul plane tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £88. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for flights from London to Istanbul. Look out for plane tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.