Flights from London to Istanbul

Selected fares from London to Istanbul

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
LON IST Thu, Oct 15 - Sun, Oct 18 $183
LON IST Thu, Oct 8 - Sun, Oct 11 $197
LON IST Thu, Oct 8 - Sun, Oct 11 $200
LON IST Sat, May 30 - Tue, Jun 16 $254
LON IST Wed, May 20 - Tue, Jun 9 $281
LON IST Mon, Jun 15 - Tue, Jun 23 $317
LON IST Sat, May 30 - Tue, Jun 16 $361
LON IST Mon, Jun 15 - Tue, Jun 23 $506
LON IST Thu, Oct 8 - Sun, Oct 11 $1,541
LON IST Thu, Oct 15 - Sun, Oct 18 $2,472

London and Istanbul airports and terminals

Airports in London , GB

map of airports in London
  • 1

    Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LHR to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Turkish Airlines
    Terminal 5 British Airways
  • 2

    Gatwick Airport (LGW)

    Distance from City Center: 25 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LGW to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal N Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
    Terminal S Turkish Airlines
  • 3

    Stansted Airport (STN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles

    Carriers for flights from STN to IST

    Carriers
    Pegasus Airlines
  • 4

    Luton Airport (LTN)

    Distance from City Center: 27.4 miles

  • 5

    London City Airport (LCY)

    Distance from City Center: 7.4 miles

  • 6

    Southend Airport (SEN)

    Distance from City Center: 35.9 miles

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Airports in Istanbul , TR

map of airports in Istanbul
  • 1

    Ataturk airport (IST)

    Distance from City Center: 8.6 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LON to IST

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I British Airways, Turkish Airlines
  • 2

    Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)

    Distance from City Center: 19 miles

    Carriers for flights from LON to SAW

    Carriers
    Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines
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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jun 12 London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines $207
Earn $2.07
Return Mon, Jun 15 Istanbul (IST) London (LGW) Ukraine International Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jun 8 London (LTN) Istanbul (IST) Atlasjet $197
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Return Mon, Jun 15 Istanbul (IST) London (LTN) Atlasjet

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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jun 8 London (LTN) Istanbul (IST) Atlasjet $197
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jul 3 London (LTN) Istanbul (IST) Atlasjet $264
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Leave Sun, Jul 5 London (LHR) Istanbul (IST) Alitalia $258
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Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jul 24 London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines $340
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August

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from London to Istanbul

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 7 London (LGW) Istanbul (IST) Ukraine International Airlines $332
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Flights to Istanbul

London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport is the main airport that serves those traveling in and out of the city. You can book low-cost flights from London to any city in the world through Orbitz.com. London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is located west of central London and offers direct and connecting flights to locations throughout the world. The major airlines that service Heathrow Airport include Air Canada, Air France, Air China, American Airlines, Australian Airlines and British Airways. You can book flights on these, and many other airlines that fly out of this airport, on Orbitz.com.

Parking at Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport has long-term and short-term parking lots. Long-term parking is available at Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 and costs £17.90 per day. Short-term parking is available at every terminal and is free for the first 15 minutes. You are then charged £2.80 per hour. Each parking lot has shuttle services that travelers can use to get to the airport's main entrance.

London Ground Transportation

London has public busses, trams, a light rail service and a heavy rail service. London's transport system serves every area of the city and provides services directly to London Heathrow Airport. There are complimentary shuttle services available that take travelers from bus and rail stops close to the airport right to the ticket gates. There are also taxi services available to travelers as well. If you are flying into London and need transportation, book a rental car in advance on Orbitz.com.

Airport Dining Facilities

There are many places to dine in London Heathrow Airport, including Coffee Republic, The Bridge Bar, The Skylark and Bagel Street. Krispy Kreme, TGI Friday's and Starbucks are also located in the dining area. Always use Orbitz.com to find great sales on flights from London, and arrive to the airport early enough to grab a snack and relax before your trip.

Istanbul Area Airports

Orbitz.com offers cheap flights to Istanbul and vacation packages that let you explore this fascinating city, which spans two separate continents. The main airport for the city, Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, is located on the European side of the city, about 24 kilometers from the downtown area. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is on the Asian side of Istanbul, about 35 kilometers southeast of the city center. Istanbul Atatürk International Airport handles flights from over 70 airlines, including British Airways, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Air France. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves over 30 airlines, including Sky Airlines, EasyJet, Turkish Airlines, and SunExpress.

Getting to the Airport

From Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, arriving visitors can opt to take the metro train or sea bus into Istanbul. The Sabiha Gokcen airport shuttle makes regular trips from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport to various points within the city, and it costs 10 euro per person. Visitors can also get into the city from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport via sea bus or public bus. Both airports are also accessible via taxi.

Weather Conditions in Istanbul

In the summer, high temperatures average around 82 degrees Fahrenheit in June and July and drop to lows of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Rain is uncommon in the summer, although the humidity remains high during the summer months. Winters are often cold and snowy. In January, temperatures average between 37 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to be mild, and the bargain prices offered during these seasons make them ideal for a visit.

Vacationing in Istanbul

Take in a bit of history with a visit to Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, or one of the many Ottoman mosques scattered throughout the city. Archaeology museums are another popular attraction, or you can get tickets for a cruise on the Bosphorus to get a view of the city from the water. Once you know the sights you want to see in Turkey, check out Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Istanbul at any time of the year.

Interesting facts about flights from London to Istanbul

    • 14 direct flights are operating from London to Istanbul today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 3h 48m.
    • Turkish Airlines flight 1988 (6:55 AM GMT, Airbus Industrie A321) is today's earliest available flight from London to Istanbul.
    • Pegasus Airlines flight 520 (11:35 PM GMT, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from London to Istanbul.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from London to Istanbul (Pegasus Airlines flight 502, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 3h 40m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to Istanbul (Pegasus Airlines flight 542, Boeing 737-800 Passenger) takes 3h 55m.
    • Flights from Gatwick Airport (LGW), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), Luton Airport (LTN), Southend Airport (SEN), Stansted Airport (STN) to Ataturk airport (IST), Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from London to Istanbul on Fri, May 8, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Air France/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines AF3199/KL1617 LCY 2:00 PM IST 12:45 AM AR8/737 8hr 45min
Air France/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines AF3171/KL1617 LCY 3:15 PM IST 12:45 AM AR8/737 7hr 30min
Air France/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines AF3176/KL1617 LCY 4:05 PM IST 12:45 AM AR8/737 6hr 40min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA438/KL1617 LHR 1:20 PM IST 12:45 AM 320/737 9hr 25min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA432/KL1617 LHR 2:50 PM IST 12:45 AM 320/737 7hr 55min
British Airways/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines BA440/KL1617 LHR 4:05 PM IST 12:45 AM 320/737 6hr 40min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL2399/KL1617 LCY 2:00 PM IST 12:45 AM ARJ/737 8hr 45min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL2405/KL1617 LCY 3:15 PM IST 12:45 AM ARJ/737 7hr 30min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL2409/KL1617 LCY 4:05 PM IST 12:45 AM ARJ/737 6hr 40min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1018/KL1617 LHR 2:45 PM IST 12:45 AM 737/737 8hr 0min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1020/KL1617 LHR 4:05 PM IST 12:45 AM F70/737 6hr 40min
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KL1022/KL1617 LHR 5:10 PM IST 12:45 AM 737/737 5hr 35min
Alitalia/Alitalia AZ207/AZ702 LHR 4:25 PM IST 1:10 AM 321/319 6hr 45min