Flights from London to Istanbul

The cheapest flights from London to Istanbul

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

£162

Average

£449

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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16:35London Heathrow Airport15h15 09:50Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport27h15 23:25Istanbul Airport
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Flight schedule London to Istanbul

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06:30London Heathrow Airport7h15 15:45Istanbul Airport
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06:30London Heathrow Airport12h45 21:15Istanbul Airport
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06:30London Heathrow Airport8h25 16:55Istanbul Airport
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06:40London City Airport7h20 16:00Istanbul Airport
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06:45London Heathrow Airport3h55 12:40Istanbul Airport
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07:25London Heathrow Airport10h35 20:00Istanbul Airport
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07:30London Heathrow Airport11h45 21:15Istanbul Airport
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07:30London Heathrow Airport7h25 16:55Istanbul Airport
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07:35London City Airport6h25 16:00Istanbul Airport
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07:45London City Airport6h00 15:45Istanbul Airport
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07:50London City Airport11h25 21:15Istanbul Airport
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07:50London City Airport7h05 16:55Istanbul Airport
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08:15London City Airport5h45 16:00Istanbul Airport
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08:30London Heathrow Airport6h25 16:55Istanbul Airport
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08:30London Heathrow Airport10h45 21:15Istanbul Airport
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09:15London City Airport5h40 16:55Istanbul Airport
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09:20London City Airport28h25 15:45Istanbul Airport
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09:55London Heathrow Airport27h50 15:45Istanbul Airport
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10:15London Heathrow Airport28h10 16:25Istanbul Airport
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10:30London Heathrow Airport8h45 21:15Istanbul Airport
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10:45London Gatwick Airport4h05 16:50Istanbul Airport
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11:25London Heathrow Airport3h50 17:15Istanbul Airport
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11:30London Gatwick Airport7h00 20:30Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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11:30London Gatwick Airport7h20 20:50Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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11:30London Heathrow Airport7h45 21:15Istanbul Airport
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11:30London Gatwick Airport8h50 22:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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11:45London Heathrow Airport26h00 15:45Istanbul Airport
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11:50London Stansted Airport3h50 17:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:15London Heathrow Airport8h30 22:45Istanbul Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport29h50 20:15Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport17h10 07:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport16h25 06:50Istanbul Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport24h15 14:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport7h55 22:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport6h25 20:50Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport11h20 01:45Istanbul Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport18h10 08:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport21h10 11:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport10h10 00:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport19h00 09:25Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport33h20 23:45Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport14h30 04:55Istanbul Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport28h25 18:50Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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12:25London Stansted Airport24h35 15:00Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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13:30London Heathrow Airport5h45 21:15Istanbul Airport
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14:35London Stansted Airport3h50 20:25Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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14:45London Heathrow Airport23h00 15:45Istanbul Airport
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15:40London Stansted Airport3h40 21:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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16:25London Stansted Airport3h50 22:15Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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17:05London Heathrow Airport24h25 19:30Istanbul Airport
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17:10London City Airport20h35 15:45Istanbul Airport
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17:10London Gatwick Airport4h00 23:10Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport27h15 23:25Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport11h30 07:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport8h45 04:55Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport24h30 20:40Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport19h25 15:35Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport16h10 12:20Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport24h30 20:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport18h55 15:05Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport22h25 18:35Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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18:10London Heathrow Airport27h20 23:30Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Heathrow Airport20h15 16:25Istanbul Airport
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18:10London Gatwick Airport13h55 10:05Istanbul Airport
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18:20London Heathrow Airport3h50 00:10Istanbul Airport
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18:35London Heathrow Airport19h10 15:45Istanbul Airport
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The fastest flights from London to Istanbul

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 40 m

Average

13 h 46 m

Flights per day

90

Distance

2498 km

Of the 90 flights that leave London for Istanbul every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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15:40London Stansted Airport3h40 21:20Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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11:25London Heathrow Airport3h50 17:15Istanbul Airport
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16:30London Heathrow Airport3h50 22:20Istanbul Airport
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22:10London Heathrow Airport3h50 04:00Istanbul Airport
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11:50London Stansted Airport3h50 17:40Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
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Overview: London to Istanbul flight

distanceDistance1549 miles (2498 km)
durationAverage flight duration3 h 40 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£240 (€271)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesAll Nippon Airways, tarom, KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, British Airways, pegasus, TAP Portugal, KLM, Asiana, Air Malta, Atlasglobal, openskies, Air Canada, Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Air Moldova, Azerbaijan Ailrines, Ryanair, Air France, Air Serbia, Ukraine Intl. Airlines or Lot Polish Airlines

Flights from London to Istanbul cover the 1549 miles (2498 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 40 min with our travel partners like All Nippon Airways, tarom, KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, British Airways, pegasus, TAP Portugal, KLM, Asiana, Air Malta, Atlasglobal, openskies, Air Canada, Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Air Moldova, Azerbaijan Ailrines, Ryanair, Air France, Air Serbia, Ukraine Intl. Airlines or Lot Polish Airlines. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this route for as low as £146, but the average price of plane tickets is £240. Travellers depart most frequently from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

Airlines: KLM, Ryanair and Lufthansa London to Istanbul

Find the best flights between London and Istanbul with Omio's travel partners KLM, Ryanair and Lufthansa from £146. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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KLM is the Netherlands' national carrier and offers two types of ticket for your flight to Istanbul from London: Economy and Business.

Looking to travel by plane to Istanbul from London? Omio can help you find that perfect route with KLM. Check Omio to see current KLM flight timetables, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the London to Istanbul flight and book KLM tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a flight from London to Istanbul, you can expect to travel 1549 miles (2498 km) one-way with KLM. If you search for flights to Istanbul from London in the Omio app, you can check if the KLM ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the airport. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest flight with KLM, we do the work for you to get you safely to Istanbul from London. Book that perfect London to Istanbul flight now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with KLM!

    Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly to Istanbul from London and book your most convinient flight ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

    Enjoy a smooth and easy trip to Istanbul from London with Lufthansa! As an official travel partner of Lufthansa, Omio can help you search current flight timetables from Lufthansa, compare the best routes to Istanbul from London as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Lufthansa London to Istanbul plane ticket available today. If you search for Lufthansa tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the airport in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way flight to Istanbul from London on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 1549 miles (2498 km) route from London to Istanbul with ease and comfort on a flight with Lufthansa.

      Travel Tips: London to Istanbul flight

      Take a flight to Istanbul easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Istanbul.
      FAQs

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

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

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

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

      Conditions of entry:

      • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to 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
      • Health screen upon arrival
      • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

      The information above was last checked on 15/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight between London and Istanbul before travelling.

      The current restriction level for your return trip by plane from Istanbul to London is: Fully open

      Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Turkey?

      Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

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

      What are the entry requirements?

      • No COVID-19 testing required
      • No quarantine 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: metre (s) ( feet)
      • Face mask: Regional advice

      Last verified on 20/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Istanbul to London flight here.

      Omio customers have found the cheapest flights from London to Istanbul to cost as little as £146  in the next 7 days.
      If you are looking to buy your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the London to Istanbul flight to cost on average £240  one way.
      The London to Istanbul flight distance is approximately 1549 miles (2498 km).
      On average the flight from London to Istanbul duration is 3 h 40 min  for the 1549 miles (2498 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

      London has a few airport options from where you can start your journey including London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport. Your flight to Istanbul can end in airports such as Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

      When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Heathrow Airport   and arriving in Istanbul Airport.

      The most popular departure airport with passengers for this trip, called London Heathrow Airport, is located 17.1 miles (27.5 km) from the city centre of London.

      The most popular arrival airport, Istanbul Airport, is located 28.3 miles (45.7 km) away from the city centre of Istanbul. You can check what public transportation connections, taxi services or airport shuttle service options are available to take you from Istanbul Airport to the city centre in Istanbul.

      For the trip from London to Istanbul you can take a flight with All Nippon Airways, tarom, KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, British Airways, pegasus, TAP Portugal, KLM, Asiana, Air Malta, Atlasglobal, openskies, Air Canada, Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Air Moldova, Azerbaijan Ailrines, Ryanair, Air France, Air Serbia, Ukraine Intl. Airlines or Lot Polish Airlines. Be sure to check out all possible airlines that offer services between London and Istanbul on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
      Yes, you can search for direct flights from London to Istanbul on Omio with pegasus or Turkish Airlines, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct flight services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your plane ticket.
      The earliest flight departing from London to Istanbul leaves at 05: 30. The last flight departing from London to Istanbul leaves at 23: 35. You can find the latest London to Istanbul flight timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
      In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this route and save money. If you buy plane tickets between London and Istanbul within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £240 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your plane ticket from London to Istanbul a few months in advance.

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