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Flight Information between Istanbul and London

distanceDistance1549 miles (2498 km)
durationAverage flight duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$128 (€103)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesTurkish Airlines, British Airways, pegasus or Atlasglobal

Flights from Istanbul to London cover the 1549 miles (2498 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 5 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 $128 (€103), you can find the cheapest plane ticket for as low as $99 (€80). 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 $99 (€80) 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
Is cross-border travel by flight between Istanbul, Turkey and London, United Kingdom allowed?

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

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

International entry status: Entry is partially open 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
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your flight between Istanbul and London before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Istanbul, 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 and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • 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 9/20/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to Istanbul from London.

What is the price of the cheapest flight from Istanbul to London?
Omio customers have found the cheapest flights from Istanbul to London to cost as little as $99 (€80)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a plane ticket between Istanbul and London?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $128 (€103)  for a flight ticket from Istanbul to London.
What is the distance to London from Istanbul by plane?
The Istanbul to London flight distance is approximately 1549 miles (2498 km).
What is the Istanbul to London flight travel time?
The Istanbul to London flight duration is on average 4 h 5 min, which is to be expected when traveling 1549 miles (2498 km) from Istanbul to London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which airport for the flight from Istanbul to London do I fly out of? Which London airport from Istanbul do I arrive in?

Before booking your flight between Istanbul and London, you have a few airport options to start your journey from including flying out of Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and Ataturk Airport. Similarly, you can opt to land in London at airports like London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport.

Omio travelers most frequently book a flight from Istanbul Airport   to London Heathrow Airport   for this route.

Where is the airport in Istanbul? Where is the airport in London?

You can find the most popular departure airport for this route, Istanbul Airport, located approximately 20 miles (32 km) from the city center of Istanbul. The most popular arrival airport in London, called London Heathrow Airport, is located around 14 miles (23 km) away from its city center. To reach the city center of London from London Heathrow Airport, check what taxi services, airport shuttle services or public transit options are available.

Which airlines can get me 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 to London from Istanbul and compare the amenities they offer before buying a plane ticket.
Are there any direct flights from Istanbul to London?
Yes, you can search for direct flights from Istanbul to London on Omio with pegasus or Turkish Airlines, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct flight services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your plane ticket.
When does the first flight depart from Istanbul to London? When does the last flight depart from Istanbul to London?
The earliest flight for this trip departs from Istanbul at 5: 40 AM. The last flight leaves from Istanbul at 6: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest flight schedule from Istanbul to London and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book plane tickets from Istanbul to London for the best deals?
You can find flights from Istanbul to London to cost on average $128 (€103) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying plane tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Istanbul to London flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.