How to travel from Istanbul to London

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from Istanbul to London

You can get from Istanbul to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Istanbul to London on Thu Aug 05 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) we recommend taking a flight because it's the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport3h55 10:25AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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03:50PMIstanbul Airport7h20 09:10PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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Aug 4
$118Aegean Airlines
Aug 5
$118Aegean Airlines
Aug 7
Aug 10
Aug 11
$76Turkish Airlines
Aug 12
$91Turkish Airlines
Aug 13
$140Ukraine Intl. Airlines
Aug 14
$91Turkish Airlines
Aug 16
$143Ukraine Intl. Airlines
Aug 17
$144Ukraine Intl. Airlines
Aug 18
$140Ukraine Intl. Airlines
Aug 19
Aug 20
$129Turkish Airlines
Aug 21
Aug 23
$94British Airways
Aug 24
$143Ukraine Intl. Airlines

Travel Information between Istanbul and London

distanceDistance1549 miles (2498 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $101 (€80) • 4 h
carriersPopular travel companiespegasus

Travel 1549 miles (2498 km) by flight between Istanbul and London. Pegasus is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct from Istanbul to London.

Travel Tips

Travel from Istanbul to London
Travel 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.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for London, United Kingdom if I’m coming from Istanbul, Turkey?

Travel from Istanbul, Turkey to London, United Kingdom is: Restricted.

Is international entry into London from Istanbul restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Turkey.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to London, United Kingdom from Istanbul?

  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 8/3/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Istanbul and London closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Turkey from London, United Kingdom?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Turkey from United Kingdom?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Turkey from United Kingdom?

Requirements for reentering Turkey:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Turkey?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Turkey to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Istanbul, Turkey was last verified on 7/28/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Istanbul from London.

How do I go from Istanbul to London?

Travel to London from Istanbul by taking a flight.

How far is London from Istanbul?

The distance from Istanbul to London is approximately 1549 miles (2498 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Istanbul to London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Istanbul to London:

  • Flights from Istanbul to London most often leave from Istanbul Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Istanbul to London?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Istanbul to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with pegasus for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for pegasus Istanbul to London tickets on Omio for $101 (€80).
Where else should I travel to after my journey to London from Istanbul ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Istanbul to London? Many Omio customers who go from Istanbul to London usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I book a ticket from Istanbul to London online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Istanbul to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $101 (€80) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Istanbul to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

What is the fastest way from Istanbul to London?

The fastest way to travel from Istanbul to London is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h.

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