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Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, or London City when they travel from London to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or Istanbul - Dudullu. The distance between London and Istanbul is 2491 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, easyJet, Wizz Air, and Ryanair. London and Istanbul have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, and Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia).

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easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
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Most travelers from London, LHR with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Turkey, but there are restrictions.

Departure

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  • Travel is allowed

  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

  • No quarantine required

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  • No visa required

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  • Travel is allowed

  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

  • No quarantine required

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  • No visa required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Turkey in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from London to Istanbul?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between London and Istanbul takes around 3.8 hours.
What is the flight distance between London and Istanbul?
The flight distance between London and Istanbul is 2491 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between London and Istanbul?
Several carriers operate flights between London and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, British Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Lisbon, Athens, Tirana, Faro, Bucharest, Málaga, Larnaca, New York, Dubai, Tenerife, Alicante, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Dublin, Amsterdam, Palma, Majorca, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Sofia.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and Manchester, Toronto, Birmingham, Dublin, Montreal, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Antalya, Athens, Reykjavik, Northern Cyprus, Amman, Calgary, Dalaman, Tallinn, Dubai, Kayseri.
Which airports are there in London?
London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, London City, London Southend, RAF Northolt.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Bournemouth, Southampton, Exeter, Norwich, Humberside.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Yenişehir, Tekirdağ Çorlu, Anadolu.
What buses and trains depart from London?
A number of bus and train companies depart from London, including National Express.
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