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Flight information for London to Istanbul

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from London to Istanbul
Best Price Found$168The best flight deal from London to Istanbul found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $168
Fastest flight time3h 45mThe fastest flight from London to Istanbul takes 3h 45m
Direct flightsTu, Fr, Sa and SuDirect flights go from London to Istanbul on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: United Airlines, Air Canada and Turkish Airlines.
Airports in Istanbul2 airportsThere are 2 airports near Istanbul: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Istanbul (IST)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Istanbul

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What is the cheapest month to fly from London to Istanbul?

March
The cheapest time of year to fly to Istanbul from London is March. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart London for Istanbul?

Monday
The cheapest day of the week is typically Monday. The most expensive is typically Saturday

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Istanbul?

in the afternoon
London to Istanbul flights are approximately 31% more expensive in the evening than in the afternoon

What is the cheapest London to Istanbul flight route?

London Heathrow - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Fly from London Heathrow to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen for the best London - Istanbul flight prices

How far in advance should you book London to Istanbul flights?

60 days before
The cheapest time to buy a flight from London to Istanbul is approximately 60 days to departure
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Easily compare round-trip flights from London to Istanbul

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from London to Istanbul by changing tabs
British Airways
Jan 8
LHR11:25 amLondon Heathrow
4h 00m
IST3:25 pmIstanbul
Jan 19
IST4:55 amIstanbul
4h 20m
LHR9:15 amLondon Heathrow
British Airways
Jan 10
LHR12:20 pmLondon Heathrow
4h 00m
IST4:20 pmIstanbul
Jan 19
IST4:55 amIstanbul
4h 20m
LHR9:15 amLondon Heathrow
British Airways
Jan 7
LHR12:05 pmLondon Heathrow
4h 00m
IST4:05 pmIstanbul
Jan 19
IST4:55 amIstanbul
4h 20m
LHR9:15 amLondon Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights from London to Istanbul

If you're looking for one-way flights from London to Istanbul, view some of our deals below.
British Airways
Oct 2
LHR6:25 amLondon Heathrow
4h 10m
IST10:35 amIstanbul
British Airways
Oct 19
LHR12:30 pmLondon Heathrow
4h 15m
IST4:45 pmIstanbul
British Airways
Oct 1
LHR12:30 pmLondon Heathrow
4h 15m
IST4:45 pmIstanbul

Best airlines flying from London to Istanbul

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from London to Istanbul with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Ukraine International Airlines
PriceFrom $135
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.3
7.5

Boarding

7.7

Comfort

7.6

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.6

Food

Reviews

Pros: We have been upgraded to business class, so that was really great experience

Cons: Nothing here.

1 / 10
British Airways
PriceFrom $139
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.1
7.4

Boarding

7.2

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.5

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Cons: British Airways is always amazing

1 / 10
Pegasus Airlines
PriceFrom $172
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.6
8.5

Boarding

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.4

Food

Reviews

Cons: How comes i am in transit and they stopp me and make a lot of troubles because i have no visa?? And after they made deporting paper to sign ??? It was really stupid thing ,, if i am in transit and i should have visa ??

1 / 1
LOT
PriceFrom $182
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.3
7.5

Boarding

7.3

Comfort

7.9

Crew

6.8

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: 3 hours flight, on time.

Cons: During the time of COVID, I would expect the crew to follow restrictions and procedures. Nobody from the crew paid attention if all passengers have their face masks. In fact, most of the passengers didn't have masks on their mouth and nose. Many of them didn't have them at all. Crew didn't care. If this is how LOT pays attention to our health during travel, I will definitely not fly with them anymore. 2 months earlier flying with Lufthansa and all crew was very strict about the rules and everybody on board was wearing a mask.

1 / 10
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $201
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
7.9

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: nothing.

Cons: everything.

1 / 10
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $207
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.5
7.7

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

Pros: Al the flights was nice with no issues

Cons: The food that I have with Lufthansa was super bad and there’s no Choise, however, the connect flight wit with United airline have very good food and , what I want say is United airline airplane much better than Lufthansa in every thing even the seats is much nicer

1 / 10

Are airlines flying from London to Istanbul offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

Some of our partner airlines flying from London to Istanbul are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are Turkish Airlines, British Airways, and Lufthansa. You can search for the full list of airlines like Turkish Airlines that are offering this flexibility.

How far is London to Istanbul by plane?

The straight-line distance from London to Istanbul is 1551.5 mi. 4h 10m is a normal flight duration for this route.

Can I fly to Istanbul from London right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to Istanbul

Most visitors from London need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Istanbul.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 or 48 hours before departing to Istanbul.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering Istanbul.

Documents
Form for Entry to Turkey - Mandatory to fill 72h before arrival.


Can I fly back to London from Istanbul?

Returning to London from Istanbul

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Istanbul must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Istanbul are not required to quarantine after entering London.

If you are planning to travel to Istanbul at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
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