How to travel from London to Istanbul

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Travel Information between London and Istanbul

distanceDistance1549 miles (2498 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
priceTicket price range$62 - $62
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $62 (€53) • 3 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $62 (€53) • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPegasus Airlines

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

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from London to Istanbul

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

Our recommendation
flight

The best way to travel from London to Istanbul is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

ITA
08:30AM7h50
London City Airport (LCY)
06:20PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$6431One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
ITA
08:30AM7h50
London City Airport (LCY)
06:20PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$6431One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
pegasus
02:40PM3h45
London Stansted Airport (STN)
08:25PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$9321One-way
0 transfers
Other options
AnadoluJet
11:00PM10h55
London Stansted Airport (STN)
11:55AMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$6501One-way
1 transfer
AnadoluJet
11:00PM18h20
London Stansted Airport (STN)
07:20PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$6501One-way
1 transfer
AnadoluJet
11:00PM18h50
London Stansted Airport (STN)
07:50PMIstanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW)
$6501One-way
1 transfer

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Find the best journey between London and Istanbul with Omio's travel partners Air France, KLM and Turkish Airlines! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Aegean Airlines is Greece’s leading airline and you can choose between Economy and Business tickets for your next travel between London and Istanbul.

    FAQs: Travel from London to Istanbul

    FAQs: Travel to Istanbul 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 London to Istanbul.
    FAQs

    You can get from London to Istanbul by flight.

    A flight is the cheapest way to travel from London to Istanbul with average prices for this route of $62 (€53).

    The fastest way to travel from London to Istanbul is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 45 min.

    Istanbul is approximately 1549 miles (2498 km) away from London.

    The average frequency per day from London to Istanbul is:

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between London and Istanbul as scheduled services by flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

      • Flights from London to Istanbul most often leave from London Gatwick Airport and arrive in Istanbul Airport.

      Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between London and Istanbul:

      • You can travel to Istanbul from London by flight with Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, Air France, KLM, Air Moldova, Air Serbia, Ukraine International Airlines, TAROM or Air Baltic. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $62 (€53) with Pegasus Airlines from London to Istanbul.

      Yes, there is a direct route available from London to Istanbul:

      • Direct services by plane with Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines or British Airways.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Istanbul as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Istanbul from London.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Istanbul often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Sofia, Izmir, Antalya, Athens or Ankara. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Istanbul itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Istanbul and any of these top destinations today!

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