London to Istanbul flights

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Departure Wed, 15 Nov Return Thu, 23 Nov
LGW London
SAW Istanbul
return from £88
Departure Thu, 23 Nov Return Mon, 27 Nov
LCY London
IST Istanbul
return from £159
Departure Mon, 13 Nov Return Tue, 28 Nov
LGW London
IST Istanbul
return from £103
Departure Tue, 28 Nov Return Sun, 03 Dec
LHR London
SAW Istanbul
return from £142
Flight route information
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, features unique attractions, financial centres and exciting activities.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 5.09 TRY
British Pound Sterling Turkish Lira
1 TRY = 0.20 GBP
Last checked on 02 November 2017
Train
Local, one-way ticket
80%

Trains in Istanbul are 80% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.5
Istanbul
£0.51
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
74%

A meal in Istanbul is 74% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Istanbul
£3.96
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
80%

A taxi fare in Istanbul is 80% cheaper than in London.

London
£3.5
Istanbul
£0.69
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
39%

Coffee in Istanbul is 39% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.66
Istanbul
£1.61
( 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
) Istanbul airports
  • ? Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (IST)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ? Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
L Distance: 1554 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

London is a vast city with spectacular attractions and famous landmarks. The city has a rich cultural heritage and features stunning architectural wonders and a historical background. London has an abundance of museums, which feature a wide collection of antiques and works of art. London will definitely blow your mind with its numerous sightseeing opportunities and adventurous activities.

London is truly a fascinating holiday destination that offers many places to see and things to do. Flights to Istanbul from London are handled by London Heathrow, Stansted, Luton and London Gatwick Airports. Several airlines operate regular and non-stop flights to Istanbul from these airports.

Getting to London airport

London Istanbul flights are operated by British Airways, Turkish Airlines and other major airlines. The journey takes about 4 hours, depending on the airline and departure airport. Getting to London airports from the city centre couldn't be easier, because they are located just few minutes from the city.

For passengers flying from London Heathrow, you can take advantage of the London Underground, from the city to the airport terminal. If you are flying from Stansted, you can take the Terravision shuttle bus from Victoria Station in Central London to the airport departure terminal. National Express services are also available for transfer from the city to Luton or Gatwick Airports.

Arriving to Istanbul

Steeped in history and culture, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the country's bulging financial centre. Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city is located between Asia and Europe, and it reflects the cultural influences as it cordially brings together two nations. Istanbul is a blend of old culture with modern lifestyle.

The cosmopolitan city is situated on the Bosphorous Strait, which is the narrow canal that links the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. The city features stunning attractions, historic places, and a wide range of activities and sightseeing options. Istanbul has something to offer everyone.

How to get to the city centre

Flights from London to Istanbul arrive at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST), which is the largest airport in Turkey. The airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe. Istanbul Airport (IST) consists of four terminals and operates both domestic and international flights. The airport is the main hub for Turkish Airlines, which is the flag carrier of the country.

The airport is located 24km west of the city centre. Hence, the city is easily reachable. Upon your arrival, you can walk to the Metro for transfer to the city. Alternatively, you can opt for the Havata? Airport Shuttle, which are located outside the airport terminal. Taxis are also available at the airports.

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