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Overview: Istanbul to London flight

distanceDistance1549 miles (2498 km)
durationAverage flight duration3 h 55 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$98 (€82)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesTurkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal

Flights from Istanbul to London cover the 1549 miles (2498 km) long route taking on average 3 h 55 min with our travel partners like Turkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal. There are direct flight services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $98 (€82), you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as $67 (€56). Travelers depart most frequently from Istanbul Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

Airlines: Flight from Istanbul to London with British Airways and Turkish Airlines

For as little as $67 (€56) you can travel by flight from Istanbul to London with British Airways and Turkish Airlines. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

British Airways
Turkish Airlines

British Airways is the United Kingdom’s leading airline and there are several options for ticket fares for your next flight from Istanbul to London. When traveling with British Airways within the UK and Europe, the fares are: Basic, Plus, Plus Flex, Club Europe. When traveling across the world: Economy, World Traveler Plus, Club World and First Class.

Looking to travel by plane from Istanbul to London? Omio can help you find that perfect trip with British Airways. Check Omio to see current British Airways flight schedules, tickets, travel information and prices for the best deals on the Istanbul to London flight and book British Airways tickets online quickly and easily. When taking a flight between Istanbul and London, you can expect to travel 1549 miles (2498 km) one-way with British Airways. If you search for flights from Istanbul to London in the Omio app, you can check if the British Airways ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when traveling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the airport. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest flight with British Airways, we do the work for you to get you safely to London from Istanbul. Book that perfect Istanbul to London flight now with Omio and enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey with British Airways!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your British Airways flight ticket from Istanbul to London:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • Change fees waived for booking made up to July 31, 2020 (traveling by December 31, 2020). Cancel your bookings for travel from now until July 31, 2020 and receive a voucher to travel by April 30, 2022.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Flights from Istanbul to London

Travelers wishing to visit England's busy capital from the old city of Istanbul, whether for business or pleasure, will find direct flights readily available. With between 15-16 direct departures per day and numerous indirect routes on top, the 1540-mile route can be completed in as little as 3 hours 50 minutes. Departure options begin in the early morning and are spread throughout the day, providing flights well into the evening.

Which airlines fly from Istanbul to London?

Direct flights from Istanbul to London are offered by national carrier Turkish Airlines, Atlasjet, Pegasus and British Airways. Where an indirect route is chosen, passengers may have to change airline providers.

How long is the flight from Istanbul to London?

The quickest flight across the 1540-mile route is a Turkish Airlines service, taking just 3 hours 50 minutes. Most other direct departures take, on average, 15 minutes more. The longest takes closer to 4 hours 20 minutes. Indirect routes can take significantly longer, depending on the wait time at transfer stations.

How many flights are there from Istanbul to London?

Whenever travelers fly, they can expect 15-16 direct daily departures. A majority of these are offered by Pegasus each day. A further 15 indirect options are also available, but some of these involve extended travel times. Departures begin in the morning, at around 7:30 a.m. and are spread throughout the day until 9:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Istanbul to London?

Departure airport: Flights depart from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW). Ataturk is the busiest of the three airports in Turkey and is also closest to the center. It can be found on the European side of Istanbul, west of the city center and close to the Trans-European Motorway, for easy access by car. Sabiha Gokcen is 25 miles from the city center so will require more travel. Taxi and car rental are available at the airports, as is parking.

 

Arrival airport: Passengers can choose to arrive at any of London's main airports: Stansted, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, and London City. London City is the most central, though all have good rail and bus links to organize swift onward travel. Direct flights tend to land at Gatwick, Heathrow, and Stansted.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my flight from Istanbul to London?

Travel by plane between Istanbul, Turkey and London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into London from Istanbul restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Istanbul?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 1/21/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight from Istanbul to London closer to your date of departure here

What restrictions are there on reentering Turkey from London, United Kingdom?

Return travel from United Kingdom to Turkey is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Istanbul from London?

Entry into Turkey is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Turkey from London?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Istanbul, Turkey?

The government of Turkey has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to Istanbul from London.

How much does a cheap flight from Istanbul to London cost?

Flight tickets between Istanbul and London for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $67 (€56)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is the flight to London from Istanbul on average?

If you are looking to book your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Istanbul to London flight to cost on average $98 (€82)  one way.

How many miles is it from Istanbul to London by plane?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Istanbul to London by plane to be approximately 1549 miles (2498 km).

How long is the flight between Istanbul and London?

On average the Istanbul to London flight time is 3 h 55 min  covering the 1549 miles (2498 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What airport in Istanbul does the flight to London leave from? Which airport do I fly into London from Istanbul?

If you’re looking to fly out of Istanbul, you have a few airport options to start your journey from including Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Ataturk Airport. When flying into London, you can arrive in airports like London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport.

Omio customers who book cheap flights for this trip most frequently fly from Istanbul Airport   to London Heathrow Airport.

Where is the airport in Istanbul to go to London? Where is the airport in London located?

Passengers board their flight most frequently from Istanbul Airport, which is located around 20.1 miles (32.4 km) away from the city center, and they get off the plane at London Heathrow Airport, located 14.3 miles (23 km) away from the city center. You can check for taxi services, public transit options or airport shuttle services available from London Heathrow Airport to take you to the city center of London.

What airlines go from Istanbul to London?

When taking a flight from Istanbul to London, you can count on Turkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible airlines who offer a service between Istanbul and London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a plane ticket.

Is there a direct flight from Istanbul to London?

Yes, you can look for direct flights from Istanbul to London with British Airways or pegasus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct flight tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

What time is the earliest flight from Istanbul to London? What time is the last flight from Istanbul to London?

The earliest flight departing from Istanbul to London leaves at 5: 05 AM. The last flight departing from Istanbul to London leaves at 6: 25 PM. You can find the latest Istanbul to London flight schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy plane tickets to London from Istanbul to score the best deals?

The price of a one way plane ticket from Istanbul to London is on average $98 (€82) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for flights from all possible airlines offering this route. In general, you can find plane tickets from Istanbul to London available a few months in advance.