Cheap flights from London to Istanbul

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Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, London Stansted, 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, easyJet, British Airways, and Eurowings. London and Istanbul have 201 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), and Topkapi Palace.

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

Check-in for a flight from London to Istanbul

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
PegasusPGTPCNoUnknownOpens 3 days before flight
Closes 0.75 hours before flight
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYesUnknownNo
easyJetEZYU2Yes12 min before flightOpens 30 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
British AirwaysBAWBAYesUnknownNo
EurowingsEWGEWNoUnknownOpens 3 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight

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 3.9 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, British Airways, Turkish Airlines.

What are the most popular routes to and from London?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Barcelona–El Prat, Milan–Malpensa, Vienna International Airport, Málaga, Václav Havel Airport Prague, Dublin, Faro, Alicante–Elche, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife–South.

What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and Heathrow, Antalya, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Berlin Tegel, Vienna International Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Dalaman, Milas–Bodrum, Stuttgart, Adnan Menderes, Brussels South Charleroi.

Which airports are there in London?

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

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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