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Istanbul London
Fri, 09 Aug IST - LTN
Sat, 10 Aug LTN - IST
£171 £161
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Istanbul London
Fri, 18 Oct IST - LTN
£22 £21
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Istanbul London
Mon, 05 Aug IST - LTN
Thu, 08 Aug LTN - IST
£158 £153
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Istanbul London
Wed, 31 Jul IST - LTN
Thu, 01 Aug LTN - IST
£227 £218
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Istanbul London
Sun, 18 Aug IST - LGW
Sun, 18 Aug LGW - IST
£246 £238
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Istanbul London
Wed, 21 Aug IST - LTN
Fri, 23 Aug LTN - IST
£185 £181
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Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
570% Trains are 570% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.
Istanbul £0.42
London £2.8
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
180% The average meal is 180% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.
Istanbul £7.02
London £20
Distance: 1554 miles
Istanbul airports
Istanbul Airport (IST) How far from city centre: 21 miles
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) How far from city centre: 19 miles
Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) How far from city centre: 9 miles
London airports
Heathrow (LHR) How far from city centre: 14 miles
Stansted (STN) How far from city centre: 30 miles
Gatwick (LGW) How far from city centre: 25 miles
Luton International (LTN) How far from city centre: 27 miles
London City (LCY) How far from city centre: 7 miles
Southend (SEN) How far from city centre: 35 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Istanbul to London

How long is the flight from Istanbul to London?

The average non-stop flight from Istanbul to London takes 4 hours 15 minutes.

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Istanbul?

Turkish citizens need a valid passport and a UK visa to fly to London. You can apply for the visa through the British Consulate General in Turkey/Istanbul.

Is there a time change from Istanbul to London?

London (GMT) is 2 hours behind Istanbul during summer when there is no daylight saving and 3 hours behind Istanbul (GMT+3) during winters when there is daylight saving.

Which airlines fly from Istanbul to London

Here are some of the airlines that provide reasonable flights between Istanbul and London:

How to find cheap flights from Istanbul to London

Here are our six tips to secure better prices for flights from Istanbul to London, hotels and car hire:

When are the best times to fly from Istanbul to London

Airports in Istanbul

Istanbul is served by two international airports. They are the Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) and the Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW).

Useful information about Istanbul Atatürk Airport

The Istanbul Atatürk Airport is located 15 miles west of Istanbul’s city centre.

How to get to the airport

Services: The Istanbul Atatürk Airport offers various services such as 24-hour food options, mobile charging points, WiFi, cash points and airport lounges to relax at.

Useful information about Sabiha Gökçen Airport

The Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located 22 miles south-east of Istanbul’s city centre.

How to get to the airport

Services: The airport is a modern single terminal facility where there is a nice selection of landside and airside eateries and shops. You can also make use of the WiFi and first-class airport lounges.

Airports in London

The 2 airports nearest to the city centre are London City Airport and Heathrow Airport. They get both international and domestic flights.

Useful information about London City Airport

London City Airport is located 6.9 miles to London’s east.

How to get to the city

Services: Business or first class lounges, restaurants, free Wi-Fi, cash points, duty free shops and beauty centres.

Useful information about Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is located 14 miles west of Central London.

How to get to the city

Services: Plenty of duty free shops, concierge service, free Wi-Fi, shower facilities, baby care centres, cash points, lounges, prayer room and much more.

What to do and visit in London

Frequently asked questions about flights from Istanbul to London

How long does the flight take to go from Istanbul to London?
The total flight time between Istanbul and London is of around 04:23 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,609 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How can I find cheap flights from Istanbul to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Istanbul to London is 21£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
Is London expensive to visit compared to Istanbul?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 4.00 GBP, 590% more expensive than Istanbul, with a fare of 0.58 GBP, while train tickets costs 567% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 0.42 GBP in Istanbul. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 20.00 GBP in London, 185% more than the 7.02 GBP in Istanbul. The price of the coffee is around 54% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.63 GBP , while in Istanbul the coffee costs 2.36 GBP.
When is the best time to book a flight from Istanbul to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Istanbul to London are August, October and September, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from Istanbul to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Istanbul depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to London from Istanbul in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, February and May are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Istanbul - London.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from Istanbul to London?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Istanbul. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
How is the weather in London compared to Istanbul?
While in Istanbul the temperatures can reach an average of 32.95 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 5.3 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the -0.3 ºC average degrees reported in Istanbul. During the winter period, Istanbul can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between Istanbul and London?
The main airport route flying between Istanbul and London is: Istanbul Airport (IST) to Heathrow (LHR). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • British Airways.
  • Air Canada.
  • Alternatively, you can find Istanbul - London flights between Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) to Heathrow (LHR) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Turkish Airlines.
  • British Airways.
  • null.
Airlines with indirect flights from Istanbul to London are:
Ukraine Intl Airlines, stopping in Kiev for 100 minutes minimum.
  • Aegean Airlines, with 85 minutes scale in Athens.
  • Air Serbia, with 1040 minutes scale in Belgrade.

4.7 /5
Reviews: 6
5.0 /5
Date 2019-07-25 Age Over 70 City Middlesex

Well-positioned airport clean and well sign posted

5.0 /5
Date 2019-06-03 Age City Yarmouth

The only incident was that one of the suitcases' shell was cracked on the flight between Athens/Istanbul and Stansted. We will now have to try and initiate a claim for the damage.

5.0 /5
Date 2019-06-17 Age 31-50 City ESSEX


5.0 /5
Date 2019-09-02 Age 31-50 City Scotland

Good airport

5.0 /5
Date 2019-02-16 Age 51-70 City originally Turkey but I am Brtish citizen

I am always flight stanstead first think not to far my home other very good I am always happy

3.0 /5
Date 2019-03-30 Age 51-70 City London

Bus travelling in the airport premises to get into the plane climbing stairs with a cabin bag even for disable people and elderly and children was difficult not organised .

4.7 /5
Reviews: 15
5.0 /5
Date 2019-07-27 Age 51-70 City UK


5.0 /5
Date 2019-12-07 Age 31-50 City Great Britain London

Amazing airport

5.0 /5
Abdulkadirmohammadjamil Asrafi
Date 2019-01-14 Age 31-50 City British

Great service

5.0 /5
Date 2018-04-24 Age 51-70 City london


5.0 /5
Date 2018-05-13 Age 51-70 City UK


5.0 /5
Date 2019-06-30 Age 51-70 City U.K.


5.0 /5
Date 2020-03-10 Age 31-50 City London

I use plaza lounge at Heathrow

5.0 /5
Date 2018-04-27 Age 31-50 City Uk

Brilliant & seamless

5.0 /5
Date 2019-02-24 Age 31-50 City LONDON

Excellent service.

5.0 /5
Kelle Francois
Date 2019-02-16 Age 31-50 City London

Just the food is to small..

5.0 /5
Date 2018-12-14 Age 31-50 City Jordan


4.0 /5
Date 2019-02-17 Age Over 70 City uk

Baggage reclaim took a long time - don't know if anything can be done about that.

4.0 /5
Date 2019-08-12 Age 51-70 City UK

Check in was chaotic but staff did their best to help things along.

4.0 /5
Date 2019-07-27 Age 31-50 City British

I can not use the free wi fi service annoying

3.0 /5
Date 2020-01-02 Age 31-50 City British

Check-in was chaotic and queue very long

4.1 /5
Reviews: 9
5.0 /5
Date 2019-04-27 Age 31-50 City London


5.0 /5
Date 2018-12-02 Age 31-50 City United Kingdom


5.0 /5
Date 2019-02-25 Age 31-50 City England

I love Gatwick

5.0 /5
Date 2019-04-03 Age 51-70 City

Good value for money.

4.0 /5
Date 2019-05-11 Age 51-70 City

Easy to navigate. The ambiance is a bit lacking in the terminal however.

4.0 /5
Date 2019-04-08 Age 51-70 City Uk


3.0 /5
Date 2019-07-01 Age 31-50 City LONDON

Security check queues were very long and very slow. Very unfriendly security checking staff too.

3.0 /5
Date 2018-05-24 Age 51-70 City England

OK. But deteriorating.

3.0 /5
Date 2019-08-25 Age 51-70 City UK

For trsvellers on a tight budget not enough cheaper places to eat.

Flight Duration 4 h and 23 m Flights between Istanbul and London take, on average, 4 h and 23 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £21 Cheapest price for a flight between Istanbul and London found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport Istanbul Airport The airport Istanbul Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Istanbul and London
Arriving Airport Heathrow Flights departing Istanbul with London as destination arrive at Heathrow

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