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Journey Summary

Istanbul to London Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration
7 hours 14 minutes
Flight Price: $107
Flights Depart from:Istanbul
Flights arrive in:London
Distance:2498 km
Airlines:Ukraine Intl. Airlines, Air Serbia, KLM, pegasus, Turkish Airlines, British Airways

Flight between Istanbul and London with Turkish Airlines and British Airways

Turkish Airlines and British Airways flights will get you between Istanbul and London from $87 (€69). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best flight times and tickets for your trip.

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.

British Airways is one of the best options when traveling by plane between Istanbul and London. Omio quickly shows you current British Airways flight schedules for the Istanbul - London journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy plane tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Istanbul to London is around 1549 miles (2498 km) and the cheapest British Airways one-way ticket you can book starts at $87 (€69). As you check the latest Istanbul to London flight schedule from British Airways for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to London safely. If you search for British Airways tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect British Airways ticket from Istanbul to London so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by British Airways when booking your flight tickets between Istanbul and London due to the coronavirus:

  • 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.

Travel Tips

Flights from Istanbul to London
Take a flight to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Istanbul to London.
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by flight between Istanbul and London?

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

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from Turkey?

International entry status: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

When traveling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/18/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight from Istanbul to London before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to 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 or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release

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 6/14/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to Istanbul from London.

How much do cheap flights to London from Istanbul cost?
Omio customers have found cheap plane tickets from Istanbul to London for as low as $87 (€69)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a plane ticket between Istanbul and London?
If you’re looking to book your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the Istanbul to London flight price to come in at an average of $138 (€110)  one way.
How many miles is it from Istanbul to London by flight?
The distance to London from Istanbul by plane is approximately 1549 miles (2498 km).
How long is the plane ride between Istanbul and London?
On average the Istanbul to London flight travel time is 4 h 5 min  for the 1549 miles (2498 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel 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 journey most frequently fly from Istanbul Airport   to London Heathrow Airport.

Where is the Istanbul airport located? Where is the London airport located?

The most popular departure airport with passengers for this journey, called Istanbul Airport, is located 0 miles (0 km) from the city center of Istanbul.

The most popular arrival airport, London Heathrow Airport, is located 0 miles (0 km) away from the city center of London. You can check what public transit connections, taxi services or airport shuttle service options are available to take you from London Heathrow Airport to the city center in London.

Which airlines should I travel with from Istanbul to London?
If you're looking for flights from Istanbul to London, you can rely on Turkish Airlines, pegasus, British Airways or Atlasglobal to get you to London. It's also good to check out all possible airlines for the Istanbul to London journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
What time is the earliest flight from Istanbul to London? What time is the last flight from Istanbul to London?
The first Istanbul to London flight departs at 5: 35 AM   and the last flight from Istanbul to London leaves at 3: 05 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from Istanbul to London on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a plane ticket from Istanbul to London to get the best deals?
If you book a plane ticket from Istanbul to London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $138 (€110) one way. However, we recommend booking your flight in advance to get access to the best prices. Plane tickets between Istanbul and London are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.