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London to Ankara flights

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Flight Duration Flights between London and Ankara take, on average, 4 h and 45 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Ankara found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Stansted is the departure airport operating flights between London and Ankara
Arriving Airport Flights departing London with Ankara as destination arrives at Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani

Cheap last minute flights to Ankara

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Departure Tue, 24 May Return Wed, 25 May
LON London
ANK Ankara
return from £163
Departure Thu, 09 Jun Return Sat, 11 Jun
LON London
ANK Ankara
return from £144
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 18.98 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.06 GBP
Last checked on 16 May 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Ankara are 87% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Ankara is 87% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Ankara is 90% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Ankara is 64% cheaper than in London.

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
Ankara airports
  • ( Etismegut Havalimani (ANK)
    How far from city centre: 48 miles
  • ( Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB)
    How far from city centre: 48 miles
K Distance: 1762 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Ankara

How long is the flight from London to Ankara?

The average direct flight from London to Ankara takes five hours and 30 minutes; the flight covers about 1760 miles.

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

UK citizens need a visa to travel to Turkey. Your passport must be valid for 60 days beyond the expiry date of the Turkish visa. You can apply for the visa online in advance of your holidays.

Is there a time change from Ankara to London?

Ankara is three hours ahead of London. Turkey follows Turkey Time (TRT) and the UK follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Which airlines fly from London to Ankara

Numerous airlines provide affordable flights from London to Ankara:

  • Alitalia, the Italian flag carrier.
  • BMI Regional, a British regional airline.
  • Lufthansa, the largest German airline.
  • Pegasus Airlines, Turkish low-cost airline.
  • Sun Express, a Turkish airline.
  • Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national airline.
  • Ukraine Intl. Airlines, the flag carrier of Ukraine.

How to find cheap flights from London to Ankara

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When are the best times to fly from London to Ankara?

  • June is a wonderful month to plan city breaks in Ankara, as the days are typically pleasant, warm, and sunny.
  • September is one of the cheapest times to go to Ankara. Visiting during the autumn means you can make the most of warm days and very little rainfall. The crowd is also comparatively less than during the summer months. You can explore the city at your own pace, and find good deals at hotels.

Airports in London

The major airports near London that handle flights to Ankara as well as domestic flights are Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Useful information about Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is located 15 miles to the west of the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – 15 minutes on the Heathrow Express from Paddington station to reach the airport.
  • By taxi – 45 to 60 minutes via A4and M4
  • By bus – the National Express coach services operate buses that connect London Victoria station in central London to the airport.
  • By Tube – you can reach the airport via the Piccadilly underground line from the city centre; this takes around 45 minutes.

Services: duty-free, beauty stores, ample shopping, baby changing facilities, showers, concierge, bars, restaurants, cafes, free Wi-Fi, and VIP lounges.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport is located 28 miles south of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – the Gatwick Express connects Central London’s Victoria station to the airport. You can also reach the airport via trains run by Thameslink and Southern.
  • By taxi – approximately 1 hour 20 minutes via A23 and M23. Always leave time for traffic.
  • By bus – you can take the National Express coach or easyBus from various stops in London to reach the airport.

Services: duty-free shops, sensory room, multi-faith prayer rooms, cash points, 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Airports in Ankara

The Ankara Esenbo?a Airport (ESB) handles flights from London.

Useful information about Ankara Esenbo?a Airport

The Ankara Esenbo?a Airport is located 17 miles northeast of the city centre.

How to get to the city from the airport:

  • By taxi – 28 minutes via ?ht. Ömer Halisdemir Blvd. and Özal Bulvar?.
  • By bus – Belko Air runs shuttle buses from the airport to Ankara’s railway station.

Services: lounges, shops, and eateries.

What to do and visit in Ankara

  • See a rich collection of artefacts, from the Paleolithic era to the classical period of Turkey, at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations.
  • Visit An?tkabir, the mausoleum for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
  • Get spectacular, panoramic views of Ankara from the ancient Ankara Castle located on a hilltop.
  • Marvel at the neoclassical Ottoman-style facade of the Kocatepe Mosque, the largest mosque in the city.
  • Learn about the cultures of the Turkic civilizations at the Ethnography Museum of Ankara.
  • Enjoy leisurely moments at Göksu Park, a picturesque recreational park.
  • Discover fascinating facts about marine life at the Aqua Vega Aquarium.
  • Take a tour of the ruins of the Roman Baths of Ankara, dating back to the 3rd century CE, now an open-air museum.
  • Visit the 19th century Pink Pavilion, the grand former residence of the Turkish President ?smet ?nönü.
  • Head over to the War of Independence Museum to see a myriad of different kinds of weaponry.
  • Stop by at the recreational Atatürk Forest Farm and Zoo to see how greenhouses and agricultural farms work.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Ankara

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Ankara during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Turkey may apply when travelling from London. 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 can I find cheap flights from London to Ankara at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Ankara is 144£. 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 Ankara expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Ankara costs an average of 0.40 GBP, 91% cheaper than London, with a fare of 4.25 GBP, while train tickets costs 87% less in Ankara: 0.34 GBP against 2.55 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 2.63 GBP in Ankara, 87% less than the 20.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 64% cheaper in Ankara, with an average of 1.18 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.24 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Ankara?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Ankara are July, June and March, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Ankara?
The best time of the year to go to Ankara when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to Ankara from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, November and January are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Ankara.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Ankara?
The total flight time between London and Ankara is of around 04:45 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,923 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Ankara?
The main airport route flying between London and Ankara is: Gatwick (LGW) to Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Turkish Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - Ankara flights between Luton International (LTN) to Ankara Esenboga International Havalimani (ESB) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Sun Express.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Ankara are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Ankara are:
  • Turkish Airlines, stoping in Istanbul for 75 minutes minimun.
  • Pegasus Airlines, with 70 minutes scale in Istanbul.
  • Pegasus Airlines, with 70 minutes scale in Istanbul.
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