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Best Price Found

$43

Fastest flight time

3h 40m

Direct flights

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun

Airports in Istanbul

2 airports
The best one-way flight to Istanbul from London in the past 72 hours is $43. The best round-trip flight deal from London to Istanbul found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $60.
The fastest flight from London to Istanbul takes 3h 40m
Direct flights go from London to Istanbul on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: British Airways and Turkish Airlines.
There are 2 airports near Istanbul: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW), Istanbul (IST)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Istanbul

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

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

June. The cheapest time of year to fly to Istanbul from London is June. Most expensive is August

What is the cheapest day to depart London for Istanbul?

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

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

In the evening. London to Istanbul flights are approximately 29% more expensive in the afternoon than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Istanbul from London?

Wizz Air. Aegean Airlines, AnadoluJet, and British Airways are the most popular carriers operating from London to Istanbul

What is the cheapest London to Istanbul flight route?

London Gatwick - Istanbul. Fly from London Gatwick to Istanbul for the best London - Istanbul flight prices

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

59 days before. The cheapest time to buy a flight from London to Istanbul is approximately 59 days to departure

How many flights depart from London to Istanbul on average per day?

As of February 2024, 26 flights take off from London and land in Istanbul each day. The most common flight departure time for this route is 4:00PM, with 49% of daily flights taking off in the afternoon.

How many flights depart from London to Istanbul on average per week?

As of February 2024, there are 184 flights per week flying from London to Istanbul. The most common day of the week flights depart is Monday, with 18% of flights taking off on this day.

Can stopping save me money on London to Istanbul flights?

No. A direct flight is the cheapest option for a flight between London to Istanbul.

When traveling from London to Istanbul, the most popular airport to fly into is Istanbul Airport. The majority of travelers flying into Istanbul Airport from London are departing from London Heathrow Airport. You may be looking for an airport near London Heathrow Airport to depart from when traveling to Istanbul and luckily, there are options! You can try London City Airport which is located in London or London Gatwick Airport which is located in London. You may be looking for an airport near Istanbul Airport to land at when traveling from London and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, located in Istanbul is a great option. The cheapest route from London to Istanbul is LGW — IST with an average price of $160 RT during the month of February.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Istanbul Airport (IST)$192
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London City Airport (LCY) to Istanbul Airport (IST)$279
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London City Airport (LCY) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)$365
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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Istanbul Airport (IST)$160
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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)$183
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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 six months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from London to Istanbul by changing tabs
Wizz Air UK
May 7
LGW10:00 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST4:05 amIstanbul
May 15
IST9:55 pmIstanbul
4h 10m
LGW12:05 amLondon Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Jun 11
LGW10:00 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST4:05 amIstanbul
Jun 25
IST4:50 amIstanbul
4h 05m
LGW6:55 amLondon Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Jun 10
LGW10:00 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST4:05 amIstanbul
Jun 22
IST4:50 amIstanbul
4h 05m
LGW6:55 amLondon Gatwick
Multiple Airlines
Apr 4
LGW1:55 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST8:00 pmIstanbul
Apr 20
IST6:40 pmIstanbul
7h 10m
1 stop
LGW11:50 pmLondon Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
May 8
LGW10:00 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST4:05 amIstanbul
May 10
IST4:50 amIstanbul
4h 05m
LGW6:55 amLondon Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Mar 14
LGW1:45 pmLondon Gatwick
3h 55m
IST8:40 pmIstanbul
Mar 17
IST8:10 amIstanbul
4h 20m
LGW9:30 amLondon Gatwick

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 provided by British Airways and Wizz Air UK
Wizz Air UK
Apr 16
LGW1:55 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST8:00 pmIstanbul
Wizz Air UK
May 28
LGW10:00 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST4:05 amIstanbul
Multiple Airlines
Mar 5
LGW12:50 pmLondon Gatwick
8h 55m
1 stop
IST12:45 amIstanbul

Search last-minute flights to Istanbul from London

Find and compare round-trip flight prices for your last-minute flight from London to Istanbul
Wizz Air UK
Mar 10
LGW6:35 amLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST1:40 pmIstanbul
Mar 20
IST7:15 pmIstanbul
4h 10m
LGW8:25 pmLondon Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
Mar 5
LHR8:00 pmLondon Heathrow
3h 45m
IST2:45 amIstanbul
Mar 12
IST9:05 pmIstanbul
4h 10m
LHR10:15 pmLondon Heathrow
British Airways
Mar 12
LHR7:55 amLondon Heathrow
3h 50m
SAW2:45 pmIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
Mar 21
SAW3:35 pmIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen
4h 35m
LHR5:10 pmLondon Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
Mar 7
LGW6:40 amLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST1:45 pmIstanbul
Mar 12
IST11:35 pmIstanbul
15h 05m
1 stop
LGW11:40 amLondon Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Mar 10
LGW6:35 amLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST1:40 pmIstanbul
Mar 25
IST8:25 pmIstanbul
4h 15m
LGW9:40 pmLondon Gatwick
Lufthansa
Mar 13
LGW11:20 amLondon Gatwick
8h 15m
1 stop
IST10:35 pmIstanbul
Mar 20
IST6:35 amIstanbul
7h 00m
1 stop
LGW10:35 amLondon Gatwick

Best airlines flying from London to Istanbul

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from London to Istanbul with momondo
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Wizz Air UKPriceFrom $65Free CancellationRating
5.8
118 reviews
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Pegasus AirlinesPriceFrom $90Free CancellationRating
6.8
775 reviews
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Wizz AirPriceFrom $95Free CancellationRating
6.8
1,257 reviews
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AnadoluJetPriceFrom $115Free CancellationRating
6.0
2 reviews
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British AirwaysPriceFrom $170Free CancellationRating
6.8
7,033 reviews
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Aegean AirlinesPriceFrom $185Free CancellationRating
8.0
939 reviews
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Turkish AirlinesPriceFrom $194Free CancellationRating
7.5
3,957 reviews
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LufthansaPriceFrom $231Free CancellationRating
7.0
8,069 reviews
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LOTPriceFrom $233Free CancellationRating
7.3
1,845 reviews
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Sichuan AirlinesPriceFrom $289Free CancellationRating
7.5
40 reviews
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Wizz Air UK flights from London to Istanbul

Our best Wizz Air UK deals on London to Istanbul flight tickets
Wizz Air UK
May 7
LGW10:00 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST4:05 amIstanbul
May 15
IST9:55 pmIstanbul
4h 10m
LGW12:05 amLondon Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Jun 11
LGW10:00 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST4:05 amIstanbul
Jun 25
IST4:50 amIstanbul
4h 05m
LGW6:55 amLondon Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Jun 10
LGW10:00 pmLondon Gatwick
4h 05m
IST4:05 amIstanbul
Jun 22
IST4:50 amIstanbul
4h 05m
LGW6:55 amLondon Gatwick

Lufthansa flights from London to Istanbul

Our best Lufthansa deals on London to Istanbul flight tickets
Lufthansa
Mar 15
LGW11:15 amLondon Gatwick
8h 20m
1 stop
IST10:35 pmIstanbul
Mar 16
IST6:35 amIstanbul
13h 30m
1 stop
LGW5:05 pmLondon Gatwick
Lufthansa
Mar 13
LGW11:20 amLondon Gatwick
8h 15m
1 stop
IST10:35 pmIstanbul
Mar 20
IST6:35 amIstanbul
7h 00m
1 stop
LGW10:35 amLondon Gatwick
Lufthansa
Mar 15
LGW11:15 amLondon Gatwick
8h 20m
1 stop
IST10:35 pmIstanbul
Mar 22
IST6:35 amIstanbul
6h 45m
1 stop
LGW10:20 amLondon Gatwick

  • How far is London to Istanbul by plane?

    The straight-line distance from London to Istanbul is 1551.5 mi. 3h 40m is a normal flight duration for this route.

  • When did momondo last update prices for flights from London to Istanbul?

    Prices for flights from London to Istanbul were last updated today.

  • How many operators does momondo search for flights from London to Istanbul?

  • How old do you have to be to fly from London to Istanbul?

    The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel from London to Istanbul.

  • What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Istanbul?

    The necessary travel and health documents for your Istanbul trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


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Can I find flights from London to Istanbul with flexible booking policies on momondo?

All flight searches from London to Istanbul on momondo can be filtered to show those which offer flexible booking policies.

How can momondo help me find flights from London to Istanbul?

Once you have performed a search in the form on the page, momondo provides useful filters and insights. We can show you the cheapest days and times to fly as well as help filter your options to help you make an informed choice when booking flights to Istanbul from London.

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