Cheap flights from London to Istanbul

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Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, London Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, or London City when they travel from London to Istanbul. Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, or Istanbul Büyük Otogari. The distance between London and Istanbul is 2521 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Ryanair, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and British Airways. London and Istanbul have 187 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Istanbul, and Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia).

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Pegasus on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Turkish Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

British Airways on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from London to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
PegasusPGTPCNoUnknownNo
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesUnknownNo
RyanairRYRFRNo55 min before flightNo
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKLMKLYesUnknownNo
British AirwaysBAWBAYesUnknownNo

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 2521 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 Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, British Airways.

What are the most popular routes to and from London?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Lisbon Portela, Tenerife–South, Athens International, Gran Canaria, Dublin, Barcelona–El Prat, Frankfurt International Airport, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Vienna International Airport.

What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and Berlin Brandenburg, Antalya, Zürich Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Munich, Vienna International Airport, Václav Havel Airport Prague, Belgrade Nikola Tesla, Düsseldorf International Airport, Henri Coandă International, Hamburg.

Which airports are there in London?

London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including London Stansted, Gatwick, 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, Cardiff, East Midlands, Doncaster Sheffield, Bournemouth, Southampton, Exeter, Cambridge, Coventry.

What airports are near Istanbul?

The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu, Yenişehir.

What buses and trains depart from London?

A number of bus and train companies depart from London, including National Express.

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