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Departure Tue, 11 Jun Return Mon, 17 Jun
IST Istanbul
LCY London
return from £251
Departure Sun, 16 Jun Return Thu, 27 Jun
SAW Istanbul
LCY London
return from £336
Departure Fri, 07 Jun Return Fri, 14 Jun
IST Istanbul
STN London
return from £137
Departure Mon, 10 Jun Return Mon, 17 Jun
SAW Istanbul
STN London
return from £134
Flight route information
Find out further information on Istanbul and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
590%

Trains are 590% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£0.36
London
£2.5
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
270%

The average meal is 270% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£4.06
London
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
830%

Taxis are 830% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£0.54
London
£5
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
85%

Coffee is 85% more expensive in London than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£1.49
London
£2.75
( Istanbul airports
  • ? Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ? Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
  • ? Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
) London airports
  • ? Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ? Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ? Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 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
L Distance: 1554 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:

  • Aegean Airlines, the largest Greek airline
  • Air France, French flag carrier
  • Alitalia, Italian air operator
  • Atlas Global, Turkish airline
  • BMI Regional, British regional airline
  • British Airways, UK’s largest airline
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the Netherlands’ flag carrier
  • Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline
  • Pegasus Airlines, Turkish low-cost airlines
  • Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national flag carrier

How to find cheap flights from Istanbul to London

A search engine like Opodo is good for finding the cheapest flights from Istanbul to London for your upcoming trips. It will help you search for the lowest airfares as well as the best deals for direct flights. You can filter the results for your travel plans by arrival time and departures, flight duration, flight path and cheapest tickets.

When are the best times to fly from Istanbul to London

  • September is a beautiful time to take city breaks in London. Not only is the autumn weather beautiful but it is also one of the cheapest times to go as there are far fewer visitors in the city compared to the rush of the summer. Most of the hotels also offer great deals during this time.
  • December in London is a wonderful time to enjoy the holidays with the sounds, sights and smells of the city. The place actually looks like a winter wonderland right out of a storybook. All the shops and streets look beautiful with their sparkling decorations. Many festive markets, shows and events also take place all over the city during this month.

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

  • By subway – Istanbul Metro line M1A runs from Yenikapi to the airport and covers major stops in the European side of the city, which includes the intercity bus terminal.
  • By taxi – 45-50 minutes
  • By bus – Ground handling company Havata? runs shuttle services from Taksim Square, Aksaray, Yenikapi and Bak?rköy to the airport, at intervals of 30 minutes. Municipal buses also run from Kozyata??, Etiler and Taksim 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

  • By taxi – 65-115 minutes
  • By bus – You can take shuttle buses E10 or E11 from Kad?köy and Taksim to reach 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

  • By train – The London City Airport is near London Bridge, London Waterloo and Stratford International.
  • By taxi – 30-35 minutes
  • By bus – London City Airport connects to London’s centre via buses 473 and 474.

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

  • By train – The Heathrow Express trains travel to the city centre in only 15 minutes.
  • By taxi – 45 to 60 minutes
  • By bus – The National Express coach services connect to the Victoria Station in central London.
  • By tube – The Piccadilly Line underground takes you to the centre in about 50 minutes.

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

  • See Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
  • Enjoy the atmosphere in Soho
  • Do some shopping for the big brands in Oxford Street and Bond Street
  • Take in a show in the West End or Covent Garden
  • Stroll around Hyde Park, Regent's Park or Hampstead Heath
  • Spend a rainy day at The National Gallery, Tate Modern or British Museum
Other popular routes

3.6 /5
Reviews: 8
5.0 /5
Syed
Date 2019-04-18 Age 51-70 City UK

Fantastic airport no issues

3.0 /5
d
Date 2019-04-11 Age 51-70

Good efficient airport, but it does not allow operation of cheap cabs/shuttles to nearby towns. This is the biggest negative. Consider the situation that you pay £70 for the flight and then you have to pay about £100 to get to Colchester. This is unacceptable. Also set-down and pick up should be free.

3.0 /5
Randa
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 .

4.0 /5
Zizii
Date 2019-03-27 Age 51-70 City Latvia

Good

2.0 /5
Kav
Date 2019-02-17 Age 31-50 City UK

Seating very uncomfortable

5.0 /5
saitturk
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
Bilgi
Date 2019-01-07 Age 31-50 City Turkey but Living in the UK

It was very crowded; especially security queue

4.0 /5
Bassim abdul hamed Mowlood
Date 2018-12-14 Age 51-70 City Iraq

Just the above comment about the announcements .

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4.2 /5
Reviews: 13
1.0 /5
YG

I cancelled this trip. Why do you keep sending me the texts and messages?

5.0 /5
Anyoldname
Date 2019-04-27 Age Over 70 City UK

New Terminal 2. All ok. Why are you asking questions about Heathrow, when you need feedback on Istanbul Havilamani?

4.0 /5
Ahmed
Date 2019-04-22 Age 51-70 City London

It was a nice experience

5.0 /5
H
Date 2019-03-30 Age Over 70 City Dorset

best inflight meal I have ever had

3.0 /5
Pete
Date 2019-03-25 Age Over 70 City UK

Process for self service check in unclear and confusing

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

Excellent service.

4.0 /5
A
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.

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

Just the food is to small..

4.0 /5
Saira
Date 2019-02-08 Age 51-70 City Uk

To much checks it need to be rreduced

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

Great service

5.0 /5
Eronides graciano silva
Date 2018-12-29 Age 51-70 City Romford

In end was my first time travelling at Turkish airlines for me they r very off course there will always be a bad employee among the good one.

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

Good

3.0 /5
Qab
Date 2018-12-07 Age 51-70 City Afghanistan

Availability of wheel chairs

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4.3 /5
Reviews: 11
4.0 /5
Ronn
Date 2019-05-20 Age 51-70 City London

I like Gatwick it's planned out well

5.0 /5
45LEE
Date 2019-05-17 Age 31-50 City Dorset

Great but could do with some more exclusive shops.

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

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

5.0 /5
Silva
Date 2019-04-27 Age 31-50 City London

Excellent!

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

Quick

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

Good value for money.

5.0 /5
Khan
Date 2019-03-16 Age 51-70 City London

Good

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

I love Gatwick

3.0 /5
Mel
Date 2019-02-12 Age Over 70 City United Kingdom

Had a good flight

5.0 /5
XZA
Date 2019-01-24 Age 51-70 City UK

Excellent

2.0 /5
Neel
Date 2018-12-15 Age 31-50

Stewardess from Turkey to London seemed to a bit racist.

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